Sara DeMoor - Campus Minister
Sara has been a campus minister (half-time) with Guelph Campus Ministry since May 2017, and has a deep appreciation for the University of Guelph and its diverse, fascinating students. Prior to joining GCM, Sara was a campus minister at the University of Toronto for 9 years, working with a staff team and ministering primarily with graduate students. In her role as campus minister, Sara enjoys meaningful conversations with students, extending hospitality at community dinners, collaborating with colleagues on the Multi-Faith Resource Team, and wrestling with big questions. She's always eager to meet for coffee (though she'll drink tea) to get to know you. When not on campus, Sara enjoys growing vegetables, cultivating friendships, and -- while commuting to campus or washing the dishes--listening to and learning from a variety of podcasts.
Allison Pinches - Interim Campus Minister
Allison is currently serving as Interim Campus Minister. Allison worked with InterVarsity for 11 years as a Campus Minister at the University of Toronto and then as a Ministry Director overseeing IVCF’s campus ministry at 5 schools in South Western Ontario. Allison is currently the Director of Discipleship at Kortright Presbyterian Church in Guelph and has an “on the side” role as a researcher for CBC’s “Under the Influence” radio show and podcast. Allison is passionate about studying the Bible with others and loves helping people encounter Jesus in new ways in Scripture. Originally from Vancouver Allison loves living near the river in Guelph with her husband and daughter.
Neil & Virginia Lettinga – Job-Sharing as Campus Ministers.
Virginia and Neil Lettinga are joining the Guelph Campus Ministry for the 2018-2019 school year in a half-time position. After 20 years in Minnesota as history faculty (Neil) and general studies/art faculty (Virginia) the Lettingas merged their office libraries (this was a bit traumatic) and moved to Prince George where they served as chaplains at the University of Northern BC for almost 10 years. Neil and Virginia are thrilled to be back on campus this fall and are looking forward to sharing GMC’s dinners, discussions and faith-building. The Lettingas have been known to hike hours in the hope of sighting an unusual owl and love books whether electronic or paper. Though they’re happy to sit down with a cup of coffee or tea, both Neil and Virginia often encourage students to join them for a walk around campus for a chat!
"A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it." - G.K. Chesterton, "Everlasting Man," 1925