Karen Hilfman Millson
Minister for Congregational Support and Cluster and Network Animation, Shining Waters Regional Council
Karen Hilfman Millson is Minister of Cluster and Network Animation in Shining Waters Regional Council. In the final months of Living Waters Presbytery Karen was on staff focusing on cultivating possibilities for clusters and networks to emerge. Since 2013 Karen has been a consultant supporting congregations to identify their passions, vision and next steps in their mission. Prior to that she worked with a three point rural charge in Comber, Ontario starting in 1988 and then with St. Paul’s in Orillia until 2013. She has a Masters of Divinity through Emmanuel College and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Drama specializing in directing from University of Guelph. Karen’s professional work and personal spiritual journey has awakened her to the awareness that through listening deeply to the wisdom within us and amongst us we connect to the transformational power that guides us to “create space for love to emerge, acceptance to expand, possibilities of an alternative vision to be considered, and creativity to be our response when pathways to wholeness and the common good become obscured” (from her book The Mended Mirror).