Rev. Jennifer Goddard-Sheppard –BA. MPA. MEd (counselling), MDiv.
I was born in Montreal, raised in Saint John and attended University in Nova Scotia before I hit the road and really started moving around! After 38 moves, 6 Canadian provinces and Bermuda for a six-year spell, I am pleased to call the lower mainland of BC “home”. I’m “from away” but spent 1998-2014 raising a family (Emily, Joy and Ben) on campus at UBC and serving pastoral charges in East Vancouver, Richmond and Burnaby. Most of my employment life has been in the not- for profit/education/religion sector. Some of the paid and accountable roles I’ve held are residence manager, researcher, director of student services, house parent, guidance counsellor, community coordinator, secretary to the board and minister of religion. In 2014 I took a sabbatical from the church and began a ministry to industry in Nova Scotia. I served Michelin North America Canada Inc, as Recruitment Manager, Project Manager, and Employee Relations Manager from 2014-2018. During that time, I attended Trinity United Church in New Glasgow and Pictou United Church in Pictou. In July of 2018, for family reasons, I returned “home” to the lower mainland of BC. This is a very brief glimpse into the story of my life and the person that I am. There is also an emerging singer, textile artist, comedian, and writer in me! I look forward to getting to know you, hearing your story and learning how the spirit is at work in you. Blessing upon our spirit filled time together. Rev Jen