Rev Janet Anstead
Rev. Janet Anstead has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Canada for well over a decade at present she holds the position of Treasurer jointly with Brenda Grundy. Ministry is a second career for Janet, after completing her B.A. in the 80s, Janet entered the Faculty of Law (University of Western Ontario) and then subsequently practiced Family Law for a decade in London, Ontario. But having discerned a call to Ministry she returned to Huron University College (UWO) and completed first her M.Div and then M.A. (Theo). Janet served the congregations of West Lorne and Ridgetown while completing her M.Div. Janet was ordained in September 2005: since June of that year she has been the pastor at Mapleton Church of Christ just southeast of London Ontario. In addition to her role as Minister at Mapleton Janet has also taken on teaching responsibilities at Huron. Her areas of interest include Systematic Theology, Hermeneutics and World Religions which she has taught at the LTh and BTh levels. Janet is also a curator of the Women’s Ministry website Roots and Wings (rootsnwings.ca) along with friends and colleagues Rev. Terry Tribe and Awit Marcelino.