Chinook Winds appoints Pastoral Relations Staff

Chinook Winds Region is pleased to announce that Rev. Lee Spice has been hired as the new Pastoral Relations staff person for the Region.

Lee begins half-time on December 1. On March 1, 2019, she will move to full time.

Lee will focus much of her work on ensuring good, smooth pastoral relationships in communities of faith, particularly in times of transitions. She will be the first point of contact for communities of faith and ministry personnel as they contemplate a change in their pastoral relationships.

Lee will also provide support and oversight to communities of faith as they live out their covenantal relationships to the Region. She will also be someone ministry personnel can call upon for advice, referral or general support, especially in a time of crisis.

“I’m excited to be a part of our new way of being,” says Lee Spice.  “As we enter this new time together, I feel called to bring faithful heart and hands to the collaborative work of living our faith in the world.”

In December Lee will focus upon learning her new job well and establishing the contacts and structures needed for the new pastoral relations system in the Region. Until 2019 pastoral relations work will continue with the leadership of the Presbyteries, as previously.

Lee presently is half-time as ministry personnel at Scarboro United Church. She has been ordained since 2004. Previously she had worked in education, with the Indian and Inuit Health Careers Program, and as a chaplain.