Friends of the Pacific Mountain region,
Please take in these opening words of the Justice Network newsletter ‘Justice for the week of June 13 & beyond!’, where Jane Dawson, Regional Minister, and Alexandra Barr, Program Support, reflect on Jane’s upcoming retirement (and enjoy this absolutely fabulous pic of Jane and Alexandra cutting some serious rug during the annual general meeting’s Multi-Generational Silent Disco!);
“It is almost mid-June, approaching summer solstice and the Third Sunday after Pentecost. The seasons change and sometimes this brings life changes as well. This will be the last PMR Justice Newsletter before the summer break, and also will be the last one from me in the role of Justice Minister. I will be retiring from my position at the end of June in response to a call in new directions, while continuing my social justice work as an independent educator.
It has been a privilege to serve the justice ministry of Pacific Mountain Region and I hope to remain connected (there will be a final Just Conversations online gathering on Tuesday, June 20th, 1-2:30 pm and would love to see you there; you can find the link in the newsletter below). I have been particularly grateful for the opportunity to work with my amazing colleague Alexandra Barr in putting together this newsletter. Alexandra will continue in her role supporting PMR Justice Ministries as a part of her portfolio while the search for a new Justice Minister goes forward. I wish everyone blessings of peace as we all, individually and together, continue to find ways to live out shalom in our work, our relationships, and in the community of creation.
— Jane Dawson (she/her)”
“It’s been an absolute delight and a privilege to work with Jane for the approaching-on two years I’ve been working at the Region. Her passion for justice and her presence as my colleague have been motivating, inspirational and fulfilling. I want to wholeheartedly congratulate her on her retirement and thank her for everything she’s done, and hope that she finds this new phase of her life fulfilling!
— Alexandra Barr (she/her)”