Debra is a minister, preacher, consultant, facilitator, wife, mom, grandma, friend…the pull on her time varies day by day although the grandsons usually win out when it comes to space in her heart. Debra was ordained in the United Church of Canada in 1995. She served several congregations in the Lower Mainland, most recently Ryerson United Church (now Pacific Spirit United Church). Debra has also served as Executive Secretary of BC Conference and as President of the Conference, as well as on the Executive of General Council for several years. Although officially retired Debra continues to serve the church through guest preaching and offering workshops and gatherings for congregations that are wondering about their future. She is also often the acting regional minister for those regional ministers who are on vacation or sabbatical.