The Clergy Support Memorial Church Board was in full agreement to certify the Rev Lisa Mills to the Office of Appointed Designated Minister – Pastoral Elder Care on March 4, 2019. Rev Lisa is intelligent, understanding and dependable and is well known and appreciated in her Saugeen Shore community.
Academic Achievements and Awards
- Graduate Certificate – Canadian Ministers Training Institute
- Associate of Arts: Community Studies Cape Breton University－ Sidney, NS
Volunteer and Board work
- Canadian Cancer Society, 1991 – Donated costs of corporate re-branding program, including the daffodil logo.
- Rosedale Public School, Toronto, Ontario 1999 to 2006
- Classroom helper, once a week for half a day
- Parent Council, various positions including Vice President
- Co-chair, fundraising for primary playground. Raised over $40,000 to improve and replace playgrounds removed by Board
- Chair, fundraiser for school’s steel pan orchestra with goal to purchase equipment. To that end, over $20,000 was raised through three fundraisers in the course of one year allowing the purchase of instruments to fill out those supplied by the Board.
- Toronto All Stars Steel Orchestra, Toronto, Ontario 2004 to 2008
- Chair, Annual fundraising for equipment, stage-wear, and costs to send band to biennial international music festivals including World Youth Music Festival, Aberdeen, Scotland, (twice), and the Australian International Youth Music Festival, Sydney, Australia
- Put-in-and-Paddle, Southampton, Ontario 2012 – Inaugural event to raise funds for local hospital foundation. The goal of the first year was to net $10,000 and that was handily achieved. The event blueprint was then handed over to the local branch of Scouts Canada.
- Porridge for Parkinson’s, Toronto, Ontario 2009 to 2013 – Biennial fundraiser to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s Research. A breakfast tasting event featuring some of Toronto’s best chefs preparing everything from (yes!) porridge, to breakfast parfaits, omelets, and pancakes. The event went from a fundraising goal in 2009 of $45,000 (netted $51,000), to $92,000 in 2011, and $150,000 in 2013. The funding goal is to donate to one significant research project specific to Parkinson’s and that each year all funds raised go directly to research and that the costs of the event be donated by corporate and private sponsors.
- Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre, Southampton, Ontario 2014-2018 – Assisted with written descriptions and cataloguing of donated items to the County Archives. Filled in on front desk greeting visitors and taking admissions.
- March of Dimes, Southampton, Ontario 2017 – Canvassed for donations
Since relocating from Toronto to Southampton in 2014, Lisa spends a lot of time in her car, out and about in her Saugeen Shore community running errands for seniors or driving them to their appointments. Those seniors who live on their own have come to appreciate her assistance with cooking or preparing meals.
She also provides a type of ‘concierge service’ for clients who have money to pay her but are working and can’t afford the time.
Travel during January or February would make the list of things Lisa likes to do as she has family in the UK; friends in Dublin, Ireland and her daughter attends school in London, England. Home improvements and gardening are also worth a mention.