Rev. Barbara Andrews

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In cases of pastoral emergency, please call Pastor Barbara's cell number, as printed in the bulletin and in her email signature.

Barbara Andrews grew up in Fort McMurray, Alberta, in a Métis family of nine children. In 2014, she applied and received her Certification of Indigenous Status as a member of the Enoch Cree Nation.

She is a life-long learner who attended the University of Manitoba, St John Theological College and numerous training programs. Most recently, she attend Chicago Theological Union, attending classes of Reconciliation & Forgiveness and Inculturation. Barbara was in the first graduating class of Executive Directions, a two-year leadership and mentoring program.

Barbara was ordained a Deacon (1997) and Priest (1998) in the Diocese of Rupert’s Land by Bishop Patrick Lee. She was elected and ordained as Bishop Suffragan (2009) with oversight of the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior, which is now known as the Territory of the People.

Her sense of vocation to the priesthood flows out of her long-standing lay pastoral and educational ministry. Barbara has served in parish ministry, an inner-city shared mission project, and as Executive Director of Sorrento Centre, a retreat and conference centre. She has had many opportunities to serve on parish, diocesan, provincial and national church committees.

Barbara is deeply committed to the empowering of all people in their baptismal ministry. Her education and experience has taught her the healing power of a life of prayer and the transforming and restorative power of God’s love when the Christian community reaches out in acts of social justice and love to the most vulnerable of our society.

Rev. Jane D. Gingrich

Pastor Jane is temporarily on parental leave. Please contact Interim Pastor Barbara for matters relating to Hills of Peace Lutheran Church.

In addition to serving the community of Hills of Peace, Pastor Jane is involved around the wider community:

Contact Pastor Jane

tel: 250-828-2221

In cases of pastoral emergency, please call 250-299-6983

Welcome to Hills of Peace Lutheran Church.

Peace be with you! Que la paix de Dieu soit avec vous!

It is an honour and, most of the time, a joy to serve and share in the lives of this community!

While I was born in Sidney and raised in Nelson, BC, I have spent several of the last ten years out of province and abroad. I have come to Kamloops after meandering around Vancouver, Europe, and Africa to gain an undergraduate education; studying Theology at a masters level (MDiv) with the Lutheran Theological Seminary Saskatoon in Saskatchewan for four years; and living and serving as a missionary teacher with a post-graduate school of Lutheran theology in Madagascar for one year.

As a Lutheran, it is a core belief of mine that every aspect of our lives needs to seep with the gracious gift of life that we have been offered freely. Perhaps the most basic example I can offer here is the greeting of another human being on the road. A simple “hello” affirms the presence and life of another — gifts God gives us and gifts that we can recognize with gratitude by acknowledging the being of another in our presence.

I hope that we, as people of faith, can continue to turn ourselves outwards to service of others: to communities in need locally, nationally, and internationally. This continuous turning of focus away from ourselves will contribute to a greater sense of how God is at work with us and through us in the Lutheran church.

God is at the centre of all that is good. Having been given the gift of faith in baptism by grace through faith, I believe that we are each called to live lives that demonstrate this Gospel; Christ is with us no matter what, guiding, challenging, and forgiving us.

May God bless you on your journey,

Pastor Jane Gingrich