I am a garden variety minister with the United Church of Canada who has spent the last 10 years working at Wesley Centre, a 24/7 Drop-in / Shelter for Homeless men and women in Hamilton, Ontario.
I became interested in the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program program after meeting several members of the team while visiting the West Bank in February 2011 as part of a delegation form the United Church of Canada. Our delegation was listening to a wide variety of Palestinian and Israeli voices as we prepared to review and possibly recommend changes to the United Church policy concerning the Middle East.
I am the husband of the Rev. Lynn Godfrey, the father of Sarah, Luke and Zoe, the grandfather of Taylor, Liam and Bruce, and the great grandfather of Grayson.
In my quiet moments I enjoy painting traditional egg tempera Christian icons.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this blog are my own. They are based on my experiences in the West Bank and Israel over the last few months. My views do not express the views of the World Council of Churches, The EAPPI Program, or the United Church of Canada. They are simply the views of a man, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a great grandfather, who is trying to make some sense of the tragedy known as Palestine / Israel.