Stacey’s first introduction to Prison Fellowship Canada began over 30 years ago while she worked for an organization that supplied office space for the new prison ministry starting out in Canada. The CEO at that time was Ian Stanley, who noticed Stacey and spent many hours engaging her in spiritual discussions. As she continued on in her studies overseas the two of them eventually lost contact.
Stacey graduated high school from Neuchatel Junior College in Switzerland and continued her post secondary studies in Business Administration and accounting, (CGA) in Toronto. Soon after she began working for a marketing company that she and her husband eventually purchased. Stacey remained in the business for twenty-five years before embarking on a new direction.
In 2007 Stacey returned to school, entering Tyndale Seminary in Toronto. As part of her studies she initiated a Prison Fellowship chapter at the Vanier Institute for Women in Milton Ontario. What began as a volunteer role quickly emerged as a passion that drew her to make significant commitments to prison ministry. Stacey joined the PFC team full time in 2012. In 2013 she graduated with a Master of Divinity degree focusing on Missional Leadership. Shortly after that, in the same year she began her role as Executive Director and CEO bringing together both her business and ministry skills sets.
Stacey has a deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ. In addition to her executive duties Stacey continues to work hands-on in the PFC national ministry of reconciliation with ‘the least of these’ and practices a Biblical approach to transformation, justice, restoration and prevention based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Her current work includes working weekly alongside prisoners, ex-prisoners, and victims.