The Life and Mission Agency Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Allyson Carr as the Associate Secretary for Justice Ministries. The appointment will take effect on September 1, 2019.

Allyson brings a diverse skill set and deep commitment to social justice initiatives to the role of Associate Secretary for Justice Ministries. She is a strategic leader, an experienced administrator, a skilled project and public events facilitator, and an accomplished writer and editor.  Allyson previously served as an Assistant Professor of philosophy at Trent University and as the Associate Director at the Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Social Ethics with experience leading collaborative projects grounded in a community ethos with a justice focus.

Allyson is also a storyteller with a deep understanding of the power of storytelling and identity to help communities find and name who they are and who they want to be. She finds joy in learning and helping others understand. Allyson has a passion for digging theologically into a topic to better reflect on and articulate the intersection of justice and scripture, and it has been her experience that rooting understanding of how to do justice in one’s faith and spiritual practices yields better fruit.

“I am very excited to be able to take on this new role as Associate Secretary of Justice Ministries, where shaping understandings and practice of justice in a faith context is the daily focus and form of service to the Presbyterian community” shares Allyson.

Allyson’s research, writing and leadership skills combined with her passion for justice will serve her well in this new role.  The Life and Mission Agency looks forward to the many contributions Allyson will make to the continuing ministry of Christ through The Presbyterian Church in Canada.