August News at Communitas


August ushers in some major changes at Communitas including moving office locations, and the hiring of a new CoSA coordinator to be part of a new dynamic coordination team aimed at serving Communitas members more effectively.

The Communitas office is moving from Notre Dame St. West in St. Henri to the newly refurbished Undercroft at Christ Church Cathedral, located at 635 St. Catherine Street West.  Communitas members are familiar with the Undercroft, our backup meeting place for Open Door when Fulford Hall is unavailable.  The move is effective August 1st and our new mailing address will be Le Mouvement Communitas, 1444 Union Avenue, Montreal QC, H3A 2B8.  The telephone number will remain the same: 514-244-6147.

Brent Walker will join the coordination team as CoSA Operations Coordinator, working with Circles of support and accountability and being in contact with those in prison and those who have left prison.  Brent has worked as a prison chaplain, a volunteer in prison ministry and in many faith communities across Canada.  He brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge that our members will find engaging.

Monika Barbe-Wenzel will continue in a part-time capacity, being the administrative link between CoSA Canada and Communitas.  Jeri Pitzel and Bill Kokesch will continue in their roles as part of the coordination team.   Peter Huish will temporarily take on the role of Coordinator, being the link between the coordination team and the Board of Directors.

Two new members were elected to the Board in May: Sabrina Tucci, a chaplain at the Federal Training Centre in Laval, and Gordon Pargelen, a long-time Communitas member.  Bill Kokesch resigned from the Board to devote more time to the Coordination Team.

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