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Friday, January 25, 2013

Introduction from the CEM Young Adult Leader - Emily Whitworth

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to those who presently do not know me. I was born in Orangeville, Ontario to parents Deb and Gary Whitworth and have two older siblings; Amy Rayfield and Josh Whitworth. I grew up on a small hobby farm close to the village of Grand Valley which has always been my Community of Christ home congregation. Being raised on a farm, I have always had a strong love for animals. I was even a Toronto Zoo Keeper for a Day, you can ask me more about this when we meet. I have attended many camps at Noronto and Ziontario and have developed many life long friendships from those experiences.

After graduating from high school I attended Graceland University in their four year Business Administration program. I loved every moment at Graceland being a part of the SOLAH (Sisterhood Of Love and Honor) House, as well as a COSA (Campus Organization of Social Activities) representative on the campus board. I was also Sting, the University mascot, for a short time, so I do have a silly side. During my time at Graceland I had the amazing experience of traveling to Honduras to help build a community school where I learned the importance of giving back, not only worldwide but in our local communities as well. The generosity of the people in Honduras who have so little, will be an experience that I will never forget. I was also very fortunate to be a Graceland Representative during the summers while attending university, so many may remember me from that.

After graduation from Graceland University, I returned to Canada, thanks to my determined father who sent me many Canadian items during my four years away, as constant reminders. I currently live in Kitchener and in my free time I enjoy biking, hiking, gardening, playing softball, cooking and recently a passion for decorating cakes. I have worked in a number of positions in the banking industry and now look forward to the challenges and joys of this new position as the Young Adult Leader. Please feel free to contact me with any suggestions or concerns. I am very open to feedback and look forward to meeting and creating new relationships with the young adults in the Canada East Mission.

God bless

Emily Whitworth
Young Adult Leader

Community of Christ
Canada East Mission
Phone: 519-822-4150 Ext 35
Toll Free: 888-411-7537 Ext 35