After the Celebration – how to continue on the journey – Bruce Hutchinson
Share and hear amazing stories of how Affirming Ministries have lived out their commitment to be Affirming … celebrating diversity in their midst. Looking for new ideas and new initiatives? …. come and find them here and bring your own stories for sharing. A summary of the ideas generated in this workshop will be made available to participants.
Bruce Hutchinson – Short Bio
Bruce grew up in The United Church in a rural community near Lindsay Ontario. He has participated in leadership and church activities at all levels of the church and has worked with children, youth and adults. Bruce was Chair of the Sydenham Street United Church when it became an Affirming Ministry in 1999. Since 2007 Bruce has been an active participant in the Bay of Quinte Conference Affirming Ministries program and provided leadership in the process for the Conference to become an Affirming Ministry. Bruce currently serves on the Equity Committee of Bay of Quinte Conference. From 2008 to 2015 Bruce was a member of the national council for Affirm United/S’affirmer Ensemble and was secretary from 2009 to 2015.
Bruce is married to Linda. They have two children, Rob and Mary who are both married, and they have three granddaughters and a grandson, ages from 12 to seven.