Kathy Underwood

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Kathy UnderwoodKathy has a passion for helping people to listen to each other. She brings well-honed mediation, facilitation and process skills to her work with ARC, as well as experience with congregational development and conflict management.  Her background is in health care and social services, as well as in faith communities.

Kathy is an active member of the United Church of Canada and attends Sarawak United Church.  Kathy has completed an Advanced Certificate in Conflict Management and Mediation, as well as a Certificate in Conflict Management and Faith Communities at Conrad Grebel University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo. She is now involved in a teaching capacity for the Conflict Management Program offered there.

I approach my work with congregations from a place of love—love for who they are and yearn to be and the experiences that have shaped them.  I listen with a discerning ear—for whispers of hope and wisdom. And I seek to lead with deep humility, believing that only they hold the answers and ability to transform their situation and that the Spirit is already present and active.