Our Board & Team

TEAM MEMBERS

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PROGRAM HOSTS / PROJECT CO-ORDINATORS

Allan & Lynn Smith-Reeve

Allan

Allan is an innovator and creator of many collaborative community projects. In Toronto’s east end, his church was a woodshop and business incubator. He’s taught Community Development at George Brown and Fleming colleges. Rev. Reeve has served both urban and rural congregations in Bobcaygeon and Peterborough. He is passionate about bridging class, religious, and cultural divides.

Lynn

Lynn brings extensive knowledge and creative energy as an educator and artist. Lynn’s lived experience of poverty – raising her five children and caring for a disabled husband for two decades – has inspired her desire to organize community resources to serve low-income families and lead her to become a certified Bridges Out of Poverty facilitator. She’s been pursuing the Emerging Church from evangelical roots, through the Third Wave movement, to Diaconal Ministry within the United Church. Lynn’s motto is “It has to be fun.”

 

 

PROGRAM MANAGER

Katherin (Kat) Snajdr Zabehlicky

Kat is a Ryerson University grad from the RTA - Media Production Program, and a Fleming Social Service Worker (Hons) grad with an Indigenous Perspectives Designation. She worked in film/tv and advertising for 20 years. Starting in television then working her way to producing short films, and becoming a Sr. Account Manager under the agency of record for the Ontario Government. Her worldly experiences have included teaching English in Asia, managing Product Placement on various films, including the cult horror classic Hostel I & II. After extensive travel across 4 continents, she landed a gig editing for an expat magazine in Prague. These life and career defining experiences offered a lot of exploration, insight, curiosity and wisdom into the human condition and cross-cultural relationships. Back in Canada & settled with a family, Kat made an enlightened decision to change her career focus around social service and community development. She absolutely loves living so close to Peterborough, in Ennismore. She strives to be a true friend and ally —  nurturing relationships, community, supporting under-resourced members of the community through facilitating Bridging Teams, it's programming, and Bridges Peterborough development.

CERTIFIED GETTING AHEAD & BRIDGING TEAM CO-FACILITATORS

Todd Coombes

Ralph Gutkin

Laura Warren

Greg Parnall

Ralph Gutkin

DIRECTOR OF FUND DEVELOPMENT

Miriam Lyall

BOARD MEMBERS - Bedford House & Bridges Peterborough

Mary-Margaret Boone

BOARD CHAIR

Mary-Margaret is a retired United Church Minister; although actively involved in several church committees both at my home church and at the regional level. Her calling to ministry followed a 27 year career with a financial institution.

And avid reader and passionate photographer, she lives in the middle of nowhere with husband Bill, their dog Morgan and cat, Shellshock.
Mary has always been drawn to issues of social and economic justice which is why she is very glad to be involved with Bedford House, Bridges Peterborough, and Bridges Out of Poverty.

BOARD CO-CHAIR & CIRCLE CONVENOR

Cheryl Lyon

Cheryl is well known in Peterborough as a catalyst for social transformation. She works as a local advocate of the global shifts emerging because people like her are paying attention and acting. She has a wicked sense of humour and a sly wisdom we really love. 

WELCOMING OUR NEWLY APPOINTED BOARD MEMBERS:

Peggy Abbott

A Bio is on the way!

BOARD MEMBER

Ann Barrett

Ann was a sexual health educator for 40 years. She worked with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds, communities, ages and abilities. Most recently she has  been part of a group that is involved with supporting people released from the prison system. She is a member of Greenwood United Church.

PARTNERS

Joint Venture Partners in the Bridging Teams Project. Representatives from Greenwood United Church.

Ruth Benson

As a long-time member of Greenwood, she currently serves as its Treasurer. Ruth served as the deputy-treasurer of Douro township and deputy clerk before her retirement. She continues to serve the township as a volunteer and pursues her passion for the environment as beekeeper and avid gardener.

Bonnie Jull

Bonnie is a retired teacher and fabric artist. She journeyed with Lynn as a member of the Diaconal Ministry Circle of Accompaniment. This process inspired the seeding of Bedford House and the development of the Bridging Teams project. Bonnie represents Greenwood United on the Bridging Teams Joint Venture Project Management Team.

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