Heather serves as the Peacebuilding Coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee Saskatchewan. Within this role she focuses on trauma education, restorative justice capacity building, and promoting reconciliation opportunities with local partner organizations. She coordinates conflict transformation classes and works to engage youth and young adults in peacebuilding. Heather has been a community educator around the globe for 15 years providing trainings in South Korea, South Sudan, Lebanon, the UAE, Afghanistan, the United States and throughout Canada. She leads workshops in high schools, universities, churches, prisons, and offices. Heather is a STAR trainer (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) and teaches in the areas of restorative justice, conflict resolution, and trauma-informed practices.
When not working, Heather is engaging in imaginative play with her daughter, taste testing her partner’s baking, and managing a micro-bakery in Saskatoon. Heather’s education has come in the form of a MA in Human Security and Peacebuilding, a BA in International Development, a Bachelor of Theology, and many life lessons from living around the world and seeking good and interesting relationships from the people that come into her life.