The following speakers represent staff of International Ministries, national staff of ministries supported by Canadian Ministries, and participants in mission trips and international mission conferences. All of these people are prepared to speak to congregations and groups across Canada about the ministries supported through Presbyterians Sharing, the national fund of The Presbyterian Church in Canada.
Guidelines for having a mission speaker visit your congregation
Participants are available to speak within a reasonable driving distance in their region. Speaking tours to other regions may be arranged on a case-by-case basis.
For more information on how you can book one of the following speakers, email Lily Ko or call 1-800-619-7301 ext. 254.
Paul Clarke – Executive Director, Action Refugies Montreal, QC
Since February 2013 Paul Clarke has been the Executive Director of Action Réfugiés Montréal. Action Réfugiés Montréal is a voice for refugees in Montréal and beyond that seeks justice for asylum-seekers and refugees. Through Detention, Sponsorship and Twinning programs ARM provides hope and assistance while raising awareness of refugee rights. Mr. Clarke speaks with church and business groups, non-for-profits, francophones, and others interested in refugee issues.
Rev. Margaret Mullin – Director, Winnipeg Inner City Missions
Margaret Mullin is the Executive Director of Winnipeg Inner City Missions, which is supported through Presbyterians Sharing. She has been working in the inner city for eight years and has received a Woman of Distinction award for her work in inner city Winnipeg. Margaret is an ordained minister of The Presbyterian Church in Canada as well as a trained nurse. Ojibway and Irish/Scottish in origin, she follows both Christian and Aboriginal Traditional Spiritual ways.
AMITY Foundation Summer English Program in China
The Amity Summer English Program (SEP) helps Chinese Middle School teachers from small cities and rural areas improve their English. Canadian volunteers teach a four-week intensive English course as they experience and learn about life in China.
Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI)
EAPPI is an international ecumenical initiative under the leadership of the World Council of Churches (WCC). The Ecumenical Accompaniers (EA) spend three-months in a Palestinian village, providing international presence and being witnesses of the difficulties of life under occupation. EAs from all age groups aim to offer a protective presence to vulnerable communities, monitoring and reporting human rights abuses. They join Palestinians and Israelis who work in nonviolent ways for peace, and they interact with a variety of international, Israeli and Palestinian partners. EAPPI is supported by The Presbyterian Church in Canada through International Ministries and is funded by Presbyterians Sharing.
Please contact Lily Ko (1-800-619-7301 ext. 254) to find a speaker near you.