Congratulations to The Rev. Lyn Fisher who has just been appointed as the new Director of Justice and Servant Ministries at St Matthew on-the-Plains in the Diocese of Niagara. In this growing, suburban congregation in the West End of Burlington, Lyn will assist members of the congregation to discern their gifts for ministry, offer spiritual formation and practical training to people involved in justice and servant ministry, and tell the story about how faith and actions connect to the promises of baptism. Her experience as former Homes Coordinator for L’Arch Sudbury will assist her in connecting with local agencies and neighbouring churches to create opportunities for church members to participate in local justice and servant ministry projects. Her new posting will begin the first week in November.
Ordained in 2000 out of a nursing background, Lyn has served as the incumbent of St James’, Sudbury; St George’s, Espanola; and St Alban’s, Capreol. She was Honorary Assistant at Church of the Epiphany, Sudbury, before assuming an interim ministry at St Matthew’s Cathedral, Timmins; Church of the Epiphany, Sudbury; and St Michael’s, Thunder Bay. She has Master’s degrees from Wycliffe College and Regis College, Toronto.
Lyn writes: ‘I am delighted with this opportunity of new ministry and I look forward to becoming part of this new community. I give thanks for the friends and colleagues I have had the privilege of serving with in Algoma for the last 12 years and most especially for the many faithful friends who have remembered me in their prayers these last couple of months. May you all continue to be richly blessed in whatever life brings.’
While we regret her departure from the Diocese of Algoma, we wish her well in this new and innovative ministry and will pray for God’s richest blessing as she settles closer to family.