Members & Steering Committee

The Anglican Church of Canada
Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace
Canadian Religious Conference
Christian Reformed Church in North America (Canada Corporation)
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada
Mennonite Central Committee of Canada
The Presbyterian Church in Canada
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF)
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
The United Church of Canada


Beth Baskin (on leave)

The United Church of Canada / L’Église Unie du Canada


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Beth Baskin has served as Program Coordinator, Social Analysis and Congregational Engagement in the Church in Mission Unit for the United Church of Canada since 2017,  working with United Church-connected people seeking God’s justice for all. This takes a variety of forms and includes discernment of issues, development of resources, and communicating about the variety of United Church work through national, international, ecumenical and civil society partnerships.

As a theologically trained lay-person, she has worked in Anglican, United, and ecumenical church settings with a focus on children, youth and justice. Beth has lived by the Don river in downtown Toronto for over twenty years and was born and shaped by the Fraser River Valley on the west coast of Canada. Water, canoes, sailboats, and bicycles along with her family and friends keep her balanced and active.

Dr. Allyson Carr

The Presbyterian Church in Canada


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Allyson Carr is the Associate Secretary of Justice Ministries in The Presbyterian Church in Canada. Justice has been an important issue to her throughout her life, initially pursuing a degree in philosophy as a means of discerning how to faithfully pursue that call. After completing her PhD and study of hermeneutics, Allyson explored the relationship of justice and faith through research projects and teaching in social and justice issues before her position at the Presbyterian Church in Canada. She enjoys writing, committee work, gardening, and spending time on the shores and water of Lake Ontario.

Genevieve Gallant

Développement et Paix / Development and Peace


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Genevieve Gallant is the Director of Public Engagement at Development and Peace-Caritas Canada, the international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada. An Acadian woman living in Ottawa, with a background in international development and theology, she supports staff and members across Canada as they bring education, advocacy and fundraising campaigns on crucial social justice issues to life in parishes, schools and universities.

Rev. Paul Gehrs

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada


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Rev. Paul Gehrs lives on Treaty One Territory in Winnipeg, MB. He is married to Melanie Whyte and they have two adult children. Paul serves as Assistant to the Bishop, Justice and Leadership for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC).

Mike Hogeterp

Christian Reformed Church in North America


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Mike Hogeterp directs the Christian Reformed Centre for Public Dialogue, a justice, peace and reconciliation advocacy office of the Christian Reformed Churches in Canada.  Mike is a long-term member and former chair of the Commission on Justice and Peace of the Canadian Council of Churches and has served on a number of program committees and circles of KAIROS.  Mike chaired the CRCNA’s task force on the Doctrine of Discovery (DoD) (2013-16) in which the church declared the systemic colonial injustices of the DoD a heresy. The journey of this DoD task force has drawn Mike into PhD studies on settler responsibilities for reconciliation with NAIITS-an Indigenous Learning Community.  Mike is married to Michelle and is father to three adult children.  In his down time he plays percussion (often in church) and enjoys gardening, canoeing, skiing and travel.

Ray Jones

Indigenous Presence


Rev. Leigh Kern

Rev. Leigh Kern

The Anglican Church of Canada


Pauline Lally

Sister of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul


Maura

Maura McGrath, CND

Canadian Religious Conference


Board Member Ann Mitchel

Anne Mitchell, Chair

Canadian Yearly Meeting, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)


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Anne Mitchell is Chair and member of the Steering Committee of KAIROS, a member of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches, a member of the Faith and Life Sciences Group of the Canadian Council of Churches, and a member of several Quaker committees. She was formerly the Executive Director of the Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy, the Executive Director of the International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa (Canada), Adult Education Centre Coordinator with the World University Service of Canada in Swaziland, Development Education worker at the Ottawa/Hull Learner Centre (World Interaction) and a High School teacher of economics and business. She has an MA degree in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University.

Rev. Dr. Japhet Ndhlovu

Rev. Dr. Japhet Ndhlovu

The United Church of Canada / L’Église Unie du Canada


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Born and educated in Zambia, Ireland and South Africa, resident in Canada- Toronto currently serving as a Global Program Coordinator for global partnerships in Church and mission Unit responsible for the Philippines, India, Angola, Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Previously served as an Ordained Minister for the Epworth Pastoral Charge in Newfoundland.

Previously served as General Secretary for the Council of Churches in Zambia, Executive staff at the All Africa Conference of Churches based in Nairobi, Senior lecturer and Head of Theology Department at the Presbyterian University of East Africa, National Moderator of the Reformed Church in Zambia among other senior managerial positions.

Japhet’s personal vision is to be a transformative agent and a facilitator by building bridges that liberate and unite voices of sacred defiance. While transforming history, he seeks to share his Christian faith by actively getting engaged in transforming history and working to end oppression by instigating, inspiring, and participating in acts of justice. He believes in life before death.

Ruth Plett

Mennonite Central Committee Canada

Rev’d Andreas Thiel

Rev. Andreas Thiel 

The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund  


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Andreas represented PWRDF on the 2019 KAIROS delegation to Palestine/Israel. Ordained in 2010, he currently serves the St. Matthew’s, Windsor community (Diocese of Huron) as rector. In addition, Andreas is a provider of spiritual direction, and he has facilitated group retreats. Prior to ordination, Andreas enjoyed a multi-faceted career as a concert pianist, instructor and adjudicator. 

Dr. Sarah Travis

Presbyterian World Service and Development


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Sarah Travis is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in Canada and holds a Doctor of Theology in Preaching from Knox College, University of Toronto.  She serves as the Minister of the Chapel at Knox College, the Interim Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at the Toronto School of Theology and teaches courses in the area of preaching and worship.  Sarah is the author of Decolonizing Preaching: The Pulpit as Postcolonial Space, and Metamorphosis: Preaching after Christendom, as well as Preaching the Good News: A Handbook about Preaching for Presbyterians in Canada.