This special network of volunteers connects Anglicans and others to the work of PWRDF partners in Canada and internationally. They represent PWRDF in their dioceses and bring together PWRDF Parish Representatives to engage in the work of PWRDF.
Dioceses of the Anglican Church of Canada
PWRDF Diocesan Representatives are appointed by their Diocesan Council or Diocesan Synod and approved by their Diocesan Bishop. Together with the PWRDF Board of Directors, they comprise the voting membership of the PWRDF Corporation.
To contact your PWRDF Diocesan Representative or to learn more about becoming a Diocesan Representative, please email Kim Umbach.
If you’re interested in getting involved or volunteering within your own parish, please contact your Diocesan Representative below.
Diocese of Algoma – Cathy Pirrie
Diocese of Arctic – vacant
Diocese of Athabasca – The Reverend Terry Francis
Diocese of Brandon – Deb Clevett
Diocese of Caledonia – Margo Hearne
Diocese of Calgary – Kame Staples
Territory of the People – Ron Ste Marie
Diocese of Central Newfoundland – Sheila Boutcher
Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador – vacant
Diocese of Edmonton – Dorothy Marshall
Diocese of Fredericton – Anne Walling
Diocese of Huron – Reverend Gregory W. Smith
Diocese of Islands and Inlets (formerly Diocese of British Columbia) – Lynn Schumacher
Diocese of Kootenay – Ruth Simpson
Indigenous Spiritual Ministry of Mishamikweesh – Reverend Ophelia Kam (Kamenawatamin)
Diocese of Montreal – Reverend Roslyn Macgregor
Diocese of Moosonee – Ruth Corston
Diocese of New Westminster – Rev. Greg Jenkins
Diocese of Niagara – Kerry Lubrick
Diocese of Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island – Chris Pharo
Diocese of Ontario – Sophie Kiwala
Diocese of Ottawa – Reverend Patrick Stephens
Diocese of Qu’Appelle – Rita Brann
Diocese of Quebec – vacant
Diocese of Rupert’s Land – R. Susan Smandych
Diocese of Saskatchewan – Sheryl Kimbley
Diocese of Saskatoon – Tracy Harper
Diocese of Toronto – Vacant
Diocese of Western Newfoundland – Dr. Doreen Klassen
Diocese of Yukon – Betty Davidson
The Honorary Associate title is given for prolonged and exceptional volunteer service to PWRDF. No more than two individuals are honoured per year. Associates are awarded a certificate at the annual general meeting, to which all Honorary Associates are invited, or they are unable to attend, their bishops will make the presentation in the honorees’ home dioceses. Meet our Honorary Associates.
The Youth Council is a forum for significant dialogue and engagement by and for youth with the wider PWRDF organization. Members participate in developing and sustaining the justgeneration network of Anglican youth throughout Canada to support and promote PWRDF. The Youth Council also has a representative on the PWRDF Board of Directors.
Board Observer to the youth council
Mike MacKenzie, Diocese of Nova Scotia/PEI
Member at Large
Jessica Steele, Diocese of New Westminster
Member at large
Clare Urquhart, Diocese of New Westminster
Ecclesiastical Province of B.C./Yukon Representative
Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert’s Land Representative
Darrah Smith, Diocese of Niagara
Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario Representative
Ecclesiastical Province of Canada Representative – Vacant
Chair of Promotions – Vacant
Robyn Sulkko, Diocese of Ottawa
Development Team Liaison
Charlotte Lilley, Diocese of Huron
Duncan Chalmers, Diocese of British Columbia
Chair of Social Justice In Focus (SJiF)
Learn more about the PWRDF youth movement.