Lori Ransom was appointed Healing and Reconciliation Program Animator, effective September 5, 2006. She works with congregations, local church groups, Aboriginal organizations, national staff, the courts of the church and ecumenical partners to further the aims and objectives of the Healing and Reconciliation initiative.
Lori has been employed for over 20 years with Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, where she most recently served as Director, Executive Services and Communications for the Ontario Region. Her several positions within the department have given her a breadth and depth of understanding of Aboriginal issues and concerns in Canada.
She is an active member of St. Andrew’s, King Street, Toronto. Among other roles, Lori has convened the board of managers; and she currently serves as the clerk of session. Her involvement at the presbytery level includes three years as representative elder and as a commissioner to General Assembly. Lori also serves on the boards of Evangel Hall and Boarding Homes Ministries.
Lori is a member of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation (Golden Lake, near Pembroke ON).