Ministry on the Move

 

Ministry on the Move is a dedicated webpage for Emmanuel Alumni/ae to share ministerial news.

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Andrea Allan Emm 1T0 has accepted a call to Knox United Church in Embro, Ontario, about 140 km southwest of Toronto. Following graduation, she had worked as an ordained minister at Killam Pastoral Charge, Alberta. Moving closer to home, however, has been a blessing: “Our daughter Gillian was born in Alberta (May 2011), and we needed to be closer to our families. I love the church I serve in Embro, and am so thankful that God has led us all back to this area near our family and friends.” As an Emmanuel student, Allan took part in an integrated learning course following her internship and credits this experience with helping her develop lasting relationships with fellow Emmanuel alumni, with whom she is in regular contact: “We keep in touch throughout the year and meet annually for three days in January. We continue to learn from each other, sharing our thoughts, experiences, and resources! There are so many wonderful professors and support staff at Emmanuel who helped to shape me into the minister I am today; the people I interact with closely have given me the greatest gifts.” Click here to get in touch with Andrea.

Read about Andrea in the Woodstock Sentinel Review: "Calendar project challenges people's perceptions of female clergy."

 

 

Bronwyn Corlett Vic 0T3 Emm 1T0 has recently moved back to the Toronto core from Hamilton. From 2010–2012, she was the minister at Binkley United Church in Hamilton: “I loved the Binkley congregation and living in Hamilton,” she says. In 2012, however, her career path changed when she became the program coordinator for ministry recruitment in the Ministry and Employment unit at the General Council Office of the United Church of Canada: “I focus on encouraging others to enter ministry, looking for what helps people hear and live out God’s call in their lives.” While Corlett loves her new job, leaving the Hamilton Conference wasn’t an easy decision to make and she struggled with the move. “It was a difficult decision in many ways because I was leaving congregational ministry, which I had gone to Emmanuel to do! I decided to take on the challenge of ministry recruitment. How could I assert that and not be willing to work at it?” Corlett remains actively involved with the Emmanuel community, too, as the vice president of the Emmanuel College Alumni/ae Association. Click here to get in touch with Bronwyn.



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