Office coordinator Kathy Jackson retired September 30 and after 25 years of ministry, she leaves big shoes to fill. An earlier attempt at hiring fell through, so Kathy’s work, and support for Pastoral Relations Minister Earl Reaburn, is being shared across three Regional Councils. Please read on for details.

Pastoral relations

Earl Reaburn will be working with Jes Beckerley (she/ her), whose hours will be just under half time. Jes serves Chinook Winds Regional Council and LeaderShift, and has kindly agreed to give Northern Spirit a hand. Thank you, Jes! She can be reached at or 1-833-762-0192 extension 6166.

Cheribella Abad works for Prairie to Pine Region, and will be working with minutes from the Pastoral Relations Commission and Committee on Community of Faith support. Thanks Cherry!


Bev Diebert is Living Skies’ newsletter coordinator, among many other things. She has offered to coordinate NS’ newsletter until we can hire. She will take the lead on receiving newsletter submissions. She can be reached at

Newsletter deadlines will continue to be Friday afternoon, and the newsletter will still be sent out on Tuesdays for now. The same approach applies: articles of no more than 100 words, with a link to more information. A nice, clear headline is appreciated, and events need to include “who, what, when, where”. Local events should be shared via the events calendar as your first choice. Here’s the submission form, and here’s the calendar itself.

Welcome, Bev, to Northern Spirit newsletter-wrangling, and thank you very much!

Northern Spirit general email

Bev will also monitor Please don’t use


For pastoral relations, please contact Earl or Jes. Other inquiries can go to the office phone at 780-435-3995. Heather Dootoff, our finance officer, will monitor messages.


Julie Graham (Communications) and Bev Diebert will be updating the site.

Thank you for your support and patience, and please pray we can hire someone! When the position is re-posted, help us promote it widely.