Meet AFC’s newest members of the Board of Directors
This past spring, the Anglican Foundation of Canada (AFC) Board welcomed three new Directors.
The Rev. Brody Albers, Diocese of Saskatchewan
Brody Albers is a Métis Deacon who grew up in northern Saskatchewan. “I am passionate about ministry in Canada’s north, especially among Indigenous peoples,” says Brody. “What excites me about being part of the AFC is all the initiatives that are already in place helping small, northern, and often Indigenous communities to further spread the Gospel of Christ to our people. The AFC is an organization which is serving the whole church well—both urban and rural—so it is a pleasure to work alongside directors from the many and varied contexts of our Canadian Church.”
Natasha Henderson, Diocese of Yukon
Natasha Henderson is a visual artist, living in Dawson City, Yukon. Originally from Comox, British Columbia, she also has lived in Montreal, Quebec. In Dawson City she serves as a Licensed Lay Minister in the parish of St Paul’s Anglican Church. “I am excited to bring my voice to the AFC board,” says Natasha. “Over the years I have seen the wonderful work of the AFC and look forward to helping different parishes across the country obtain their goals in ministry.”
The Rev. Canon Brad Smith, Diocese of Toronto
Brad Smith is the rector of the Parish of St John the Evangelist, a thriving church in downtown Peterborough, Ontario, and priest-in-charge of the Parish of Belmont east of the city. He is the clergy team leader of a new regional ministry comprised of seven congregations seeking a new way to share ministry. He also serves as a chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces and is currently the Deputy Division Chaplain for the Army in Ontario. Before his appointment to St John’s in 2015, Brad was the Archdeacon of Ontario and rector of the Parish of Tyendinaga, a Mohawk community just west of Kingston. He is passionate about liturgy, outreach, and reconciliation. “I have long been a believer in the old adage that many hands make light work,” says Brad. “What I find exciting about the work of the Anglican Foundation is how it leverages the contributions of many into transformative gifts for ministries that make a difference in their communities.”