Affirm United/ S’affirmer Ensemble (AU/SE) relies on a volunteer Council that meets twice a year face to face and by conference call every two months or so. Members are drawn from all over the country and together represent a wide range of gifts, skills, and experiences. They oversee the overall direction and strategic planning for the organization.
Our annual reports offer a great overview of our work– and the work of hundreds of Affirming ministries and ministries in process. Once a year AU/SE gathers the whole community at its annual conference, to which everyone of good will is welcome, no matter your identities. The Conference is followed by our annual general meeting. We’re a membership-based registered charity, and all members are welcome to vote at our AGM. Your membership as an individual or ministry keeps our movement strong and diverse; please consider joining us.
If you’re really interested in us, check out our bylaws. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Council co-chairs. (Note that inquiries and updates related to the Affirming ministry process should be sent here.)
Second row: Jen Carter-Morgan, Judy Amsbury, Chris Mann, Jordan Sullivan (General Council staff).
Back: Julie Graham (AUSE staff), Collin Smith (co-chair), Warren MacDougall, Jenni Leslie, John Calhoun, Cindy Bourgeois, Marco Ste-Marie.
Executive (as of August 2016)
Co-chair: Collin Smith
Co-chair: Michiko Bown-Kai
Secretary: Cindy Bourgeois
Treasurer: Judy Amsbury
Members-at-Large (as of June 2017)
Julie Graham (Affirm United/ S’affirmer Ensemble, Communications Coordinator)
Aaron Miechkota (Living Apology project)
General Council liaison staff: Jordan Sullivan.