Rev. Juanita Lowe accepted a call to serve in ministry with the people of Bethany-Newton United Church in Sept. 2014. She studied for ministry jointly at the Centre for Christian Studies and the University of Winnipeg. Her Diaconal Ministry studies focused on compassion and justice-seeking, grounded in the example of Jesus who “did not come to be served, but to serve.”
Juanita relocated from Manitoba to British Columbia with her husband, Don Lowe, who is an independent Metis filmmaker who documents social justice issues that surround the lives of Aboriginal peoples and their communities.
Juanita served in congregational ministry in Winnipeg for five years and in community ministry in the inner city of Winnipeg at St. Matthew’s-Maryland Community Ministry for nine years.
Juanita places a strong emphasis on hospitality, community, diversity, inclusivity, creativity, and right relationships. She believes in participatory worship and enjoys meeting people where they are ‘at.’ Her worship leadership is grounded in ‘faith in action’ exploring how people of faith today live out the beliefs they profess.
At BNUC – “all are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome, in this place.”