Sheilagh McGlynn

Animator, Youth Ministries
General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada
Toronto, Ontario

As Animator for Youth Ministries, I am the Anglican staff support for the Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth Gathering (CLAY).  In 2018, CLAY organized a Public Witness event that involved getting 850 participants to Marina Park in Thunder Bay. This was not only a logistical challenge, but also a financial one. At one point in our planning a difficult budget conversation almost took the event off our schedule. Fortunately, a $10,000 grant from the Anglican Foundation enabled all our participants to engage in an incredibly significant piece of programming. We were able to hear the stories of local leaders, Indigenous elders, and our own Bishops while witnessing our faith to the community of Thunder Bay.

I am a donor because the Anglican Foundation enables poignant moments of learning in faith such as this to happen for our young people.