Our Lay Chaplains

Jean Armstrong  

Jean is a long-time member of the Lakehead Unitarian Fellowship, joining in 1984 with her partner and their 3 children.  She worked as the church administrator for 15 years before moving to Manitoba in 2004 and then returning in 2012.  Her strong sense of family, however it may be comprised, and her belief in the importance of community led her to the Lay Chaplaincy.  She will work with you to create a meaningful and memorable service

Heather Morrison 

Heather Morrison is a professional pianist, holding the position of Principal Keyboard with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, chorus master with the T.B.S.O. Chorus, and lecturer in the Music Department at Lakehead University. A long-time Unitarian-Universalist, Heather was drawn to the chaplaincy by her enjoyment in connecting with people, her love of words and her awareness of the importance of ceremony at significant times in peoples’ lives.

Heidi Wahl

Heidi comes to the Lay Chaplaincy program from a background in office administration, social work and health care support. She is an active member of Lakehead Unitarian Fellowship, having held positions such as Clerk, Board Secretary, and Care Committee Chair, as well as being a long time member of the Lay Chaplaincy Committee.  A caring and sensitive individual, Heidi will help you to create the type of service unique to you, while honouring your personal beliefs and wishes, and respecting your values and convictions.

Brenda Diebel

Brenda comes to Lay Chaplaincy with a passion for the ceremonies that bring meaning to the significant moments of our lives.  Her belief in the principles of Unitarian Universalism; particularly the inherent worth and dignity of every person, drew her to active membership in Lakehead Unitarian Fellowship.  Her background in rites helps her in creating a service that will respect the desired outcomes of your ceremony.   She will work with you to honour your wishes and your values in the creation of an event that will meet your needs. 

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