New AIM Administrator Hired

We’re pleased to announce that Rev. Helen McFadyen has been hired to be the new AIM Administrator, who will be taking over from our beloved administrator Michelle Avery Ferguson.  Michelle will be training Helen over the next month.

Growing up in a blended blue-collar family in Montreal, Helen McFadyen reflects a mix of cultures including Metis (Indigenous) and French Canadian. She has worked and volunteered for years around disability rights and accessibility concerns in various municipalities, and for organizations such as Guide Dog Users of Canada and the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians. 

Helen trained and worked bi-vocationally, credentialing both as a UU minister and as a spiritual health practitioner (hospital chaplain). A self-avowed lifetime learner, Helen is currently doing research that examines the impact of mutual supportive relationships on residents of intentional communities as part of a Doctor of Ministry degree program.

A dedicated member of EqUUal Access for about a decade and EA’s Consultant for International Liaison for two years, Helen now brings her enthusiasm, energy, experience, and skills to AIM.

Thanks to the Internet and telephone communication technology, Rev. Helen will be able to work closely with AIM congregations. “This is a commitment without borders”, she reflected upon accepting the Administrator position.

Rev. Helen McFadyen lives in the province of British Columbia where she serves as Developmental Minister to the UU Fellowship of Kamloops.  She enjoys swimming, playing ukulele, and hiking with her faithful companion and guide dog, Camilla.



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