We have bittersweet news to share with you all. Our Gathering Ministries champion Lisa Neudorf will be leaving her position with the Canada West Mission Centre effective February 28th.
We will let Lisa share in her own words why this was the right time for her to leave, but first we wanted to convey our deep appreciation for Lisa’s service to the mission centre these many years. Lisa has set the bar high for our gatherings in Canada West, and we want to assure you that as your Mission Centre Co-Presidents, we are committed to ensuring those programs continue at that high level.
Think about when you have seen Lisa in action at camps, reunions, and conferences, and how she always has that item you wouldn’t have thought to pack, or the words to encourage you to try something new. As we’ve navigated the Covid-19 pandemic in past two years, Lisa has had to come up with new and creative ways for us to come together virtually when we couldn’t be together in person, culminating in her realization that her work was not limited to camps and retreats but could be better named “Gathering Ministries” to encompass all the ways we gather as Community of Christ in Canada West.
It likely goes without saying that Lisa will be missed and is irreplaceable. As we continue to discern the path forward for Community of Christ in Canada with All Voices and our own work here in Canada West, we will not necessarily be immediately filling her position. We welcome your thoughts and reflections on how to best continue our commitments to Gathering Ministries in Canada West.
To explain why this was the right time for Lisa to move to something new, we’ve asked her to share a few words:
Please join us in thanking Lisa for all her hard work, service and contributions to the Canada West Mission Centre. Also join us in wishing her nothing but the best in the future.
Thank you so much Lisa and God bless you!
Yours in Christ,
Gwyn, Kat, and Shannon
community of christ
355 Elmira Road North, Unit 129
Guelph, ON N1K 1S5 Canada
Canada West Mission: 877-411-2632
Canada East Mission: 888-411-7537