Diaconal Ministries Canada is pleased to announce the hiring of two new team members. Here’s a quick bio on each of these lovely ladies.

Meet our New Financial Coordinator

“I’m thrilled to join the Diaconal Ministries Canada team! Working with Diaconal Ministries as the financial coordinator pairs my professional experience and community service interests within an organization that shares my faith and belief in the purpose and value of our community churches. 

“Professionally, my background is financial administration, primarily in the training and employment services sector.

“I am passionate about community service and grassroots community engagement and am a life-long volunteer, participating in a variety of projects and organizations including the historic Katimavik Youth Volunteer Program and a CIDA funded internship during my university days.  

“Since moving to Cambridge, ON, a few years ago I’ve been involved with Community Justice Initiatives and the Rare Charitable Research Reserve.

“Beyond working and volunteering, I enjoy quiet and active time in nature. I spend a lot of time at my community garden plot and fit in hiking, camping and paddling adventures whenever I can.  

“I look forward to serving as part of the DMC team and being a part of your shared work.”

Cherelynn [pictured above, left] can be reached at cminshall@crcna.org.

Meet our New Office Assistant

Anjanette Bailey comes to Diaconal Ministries with eight years of experience working in the non-profit, arts sector, most recently as the Choir Manager of the Hamilton Children’s Choir. Although her primary vocational identity has always been in music, or music related fields, Anjanette shared that she is excited to use her skills and experience at Diaconal Ministries Canada and reconnect with her CRC and ministry roots. 

Born and raised in Mississauga, ON, Anjanette attended JKCS (Oakville) and TDCH and then went on to study music, earning her Bachelor of Music at McMaster University. She has been a member at various CRC’s with her husband who is a former Youth Pastor (Bethel CRC, Waterdown; First CRC, Taber, AB) and Church Planter (Cochrane, AB). 

Anjanette and her husband now reside in Hamilton, ON, with their three children as well as two dogs (Bolin and Kipper). Two of their children, Hannah and Josiah, are both in university and their youngest, Judah, is in high school.

In her free time, Anjanette enjoys playing the piano, reading, yoga, paddle boarding and skiing.

Anjanette can be reached at abailey@crcna.org and 1-800-730-3490 x4304.


We are excited to have our team grow with the addition of these two women. God provided us with the right people at the right time and we are grateful for His goodness!