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New Community Leaders in Saint John and Wolfville

Posted 2018-10-11

… and celebrating Homefires Community Leader Ingrid Blais

Ingrid and Brent

By Jenn Power

On October 8, Zoël Breau began in the role of Community Leader for L’Arche Saint John, New Brunswick. Zoel has been a member of L’Arche for 40 years and has extensive experience in leadership roles at all levels and a passion for relationships.

On October 28, L’Arche Homefires in Wolfville, Nova Scotia is celebrating Ingrid Blais after 20 years as Community Leader. Ingrid led the community during a period of renewal and growth.

Brent Platt has been named Community Leader beginning October 29. Brent comes to L’Arche with experience in community organizations and government, but does not have lived experience of L’Arche. The next few months will be ones of learning and building relationships.

Photo: Ingrid Blais and Brent Platt


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