Nancy has been an Anglican for most of her life. She visits parishes all over the diocese, accompanying her spouse, Donald, Bishop of Rupert’s Land. Nancy is nearing completion of a formation program for Spiritual Direction. A love of prayer and song accompany her daily quest to find more of the holiness of God in the midst of the ordinary stuff of life. In her “spare time”, Nancy works (full time) as an Occupational Health Nurse with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. For over 20 years she has been involved in presenting at conferences and workshops on worship, prayer life, personal wholeness and marriage relationships. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in adult education (Voc. Tech. Ed.) from the University of Regina. She and her husband have two adult sons.
Rene Jamieson is a member of St. John’s Cathedral congregation where she serves as a Lay Reader/Lector/Intercessor. She is also a member of the Pastioral Care team, practices her brass rail ministry as a member of the Altar Guild, is a Lay Delegare to Diocesan Synod and has attended three General Synods as a delegate for Rupert’s Land. From 2007 to 2010, Rene was a member of the national church Faith, Worship and Ministry group. She greatly enjoys conducting tours of the Cathedral and the surrounding cemetery, and is available most weekends to share her enthusiasm for the history of the oldest Anglican Parish west of the Great Lakes (on either side of the border!).
A former actor/advertising copywriter/creative director and Communications instructor in the Communications programs at Red River College and the University of Winnipeg Continuing Education Division, Rene is a graduate of the Education for Ministry program, a regular participant in the Cathedral’s Friday morning Bible Study group and has also taken courses in liturgy, theology and ministry at St. John’s College.
Rene currently puts together the “A” is for Anglican articles as well as the monthly quiz for the St. John’s website.