New President at Development and Peace

At the last meeting of the National Council of Development and Peace, the organization’s highest governing body, Ray Temmerman was elected as the new President for the organization.

He was elected after the two-year mandate of past president Pat Kennedy from Newfoundland came to an end.

“Being elected, by such a competent and passionate group of one’s peers, to serve as President of the incredible organization that is Development & Peace, brings an awe-full sense of responsibility,” said Ray upon his election.

Ray is from Winnipeg, Manitoba and first became involved with Development and Peace in 1976. He has been a member of the National Council for the last three years as representative for the region of Manitoba.

At the meeting, the members of the National Council, which consists of 21 elected representatives from across the country and two youth representatives, also elected the other members of the executive.

The new executive committee is comprised of the following members:

Fernand Dumont, Vice-President
Dick Mynen, Treasurer
Robert Thomson, Secretary
Rose-Marie Valade, Member-at-large
Jule Théoret, Member-at-large
Wambui Kipusi, Member-at-large

The National Council also has a Liaison Committee that works with the Standing Committee for Development and Peace of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. It includes the following members:

Ray Temmerman, President
Pat Kennedy, Past President
Rose-Marie Valade
Annette Donavan Panchaud
Hélène Tremblay-Boyko