PFC is thrilled about the momentum that is continuing to build throughout the Atlantic Region The end of 2018 marked some key changes to our regional staffing structure. Based out of Fredericton, Jonathan English serves as the Regional Director for PFC’s ministry in the Atlantic provinces, as Sue Ellen English has transitioned into a national role in development and strategic initiatives. PFC also added Lori Knappe to the regional staff team providing valuable part-time administrative support.
PFC has set a goal of $190,000 in support from new and existing financial partners throughout the region. PFC will be hosting a Partnership Banquet in Fredericton in June 2019, and is actively recruiting new individuals and local churches to partner with us to serve families throughout the province, particularly as we prepare to launch our Angel Tree Camping campaign. We invite you to pray with us for God to continue raise up new local PFC volunteer teams and partners to serve prisoners, ex-prisoners, their families, and victims throughout Atlantic Canada. We are trusting the Lord to raise up financial partners who will invest in PFC in the region so that we can further expand our local staff representation to establish and strengthen our partnerships with local churches, prison chaplains and other community partners. Pray with us as we seek God’s direction and provision.
Atlantic Regional Directors – Jonathan English
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Mailing Address: PO Box 7072 Brookside Mall Fredericton, N.B. E3A 0Y7
In New Brunswick, PFC’s ministry continues to flourish and grow throughout the province. With volunteer teams active in 12 of 14 correctional facilities, PFC’s The Journey program has been an important tool for restorative ministry. PFC’s Bridgecare Reintegration program is also active throughout New Brunswick, with PFC teams providing spiritual friendship and practical mentoring to ex-prisoners in the St. John and Fredericton areas. We are grateful for our growing partnerships with local churches and for our collaboration with organizations like the John Howard Society, Salvation Army, and Community Chaplaincy groups.
In 2019, PFC successfully piloted the first Sycamore Tree Project (STP) in a provincial jail in Saint John, NB, with strong partnership support from the local government and community. PFC is excited to build on this momentum and continue to expand the reach of this restorative justice program throughout the region.
*Ministry Opportunity – We are currently looking for new volunteers from the Miramichi, Moncton, and Shediac areas..
In 2018, PFC was thrilled to open a new regional office in St. John’s, with Mary Breckenridge joining the PFC team as the Office Administrator. Mary has extensive experience serving those who have been marginalized and is excited about helping PFC grow our ministry efforts. With the support of prison chaplains, local churches and individual ministry partners, PFC’s Angel Tree Christmas program reached 180 children and their families in the name of Jesus.
In 2019, PFC is mobilizing and equipping teams to begin introducing The Journey program in correctional facilities throughout the province. We are also seeking to strengthen and expand our base of financial and prayer partners in Newfoundland to allow PFC to continue to build on the initial momentum that has begun. We invite you to pray with us for God to raise up new local PFC volunteer teams to serve prisoners, ex-prisoners, their families, and victims throughout Newfoundland. We are trusting the Lord to raise up financial partners who will invest in PFC in the region so that we can further expand our local staff representation to establish and strengthen our partnerships with local churches, prison chaplains and other community partners. Pray with us as we seek God’s direction and provision.
PFC active ministries include our Angel Tree Christmas and Angel Tree Camping programs.
Nova Scotia and PEI
While PFC does not yet have regional offices established in the provinces of Nova Scotia and PEI, we are seeing ministry momentum continuing to build. Under the oversight of our Regional Director for Atlantic Canada, volunteer teams from local church partners have been facilitating PFC’s The Journey program in various provincial and federal facilities. PFC’s garden project at Springhill Institution was a huge success, and helped further solidify strategic relationships between PFC and institutional staff. In 2019, PFC is seeking to mobilize and engage like-minded local churches who share a vision to be part of a community of reconciliation and restoration throughout Nova Scotia and PEI.
In Nova Scotia, PFC active ministries include our Angel Tree Christmas, Angel Tree Camping, In-prison Chapel services and Pen-Pal programs.
*Ministry Opportunity –We are currently looking for new volunteers for in-prison ministry opportunities in the Truro, Springhill, Dartmouth, Cape Breton and New Glasgow areas.
In PEI, PFC is currently active in ministry through our Angel Tree Christmas and Angel Tree Camping programs.