Louise Mangan

Louise Mangan has been active in the ISC since 2004, and has twice served as President of the Board. She has represented the ISC on the Founding Circle of the Greater Vancouver Compassion Network and the Compassionate Cities Campaign. She is a founder of Women of Spirit and Faith Canada (aka Women and Wisdom) and a founding member and former Ministry Coordinator of the Pacific InterChristian Community. Louise was the Founding Chairperson of the Interdisciplinary Midwifery Task Force of BC, and also served for two terms on the Ethics Committee for Women’s and Children’s Hospitals.

A retired congregational minister of five United Church of Canada congregations, Louise was a member of the national church’s Worship Advisory and the Interfaith Committee. She edited a publication on interfaith marriage, another on same-gender marriage and co-authored called Living the Christ-Life: Re-discovering the Seasons of the Christian Year.

Louise is passionate about grounding our care for the earth in the wisdom of spiritual practices that connect us deeply with the sacred, one another and the natural world. Centering Prayer is her regular personal practice.

Louise offers spiritual support and guidance to individuals and couples from a diversity of spiritual backgrounds. She received her BA from UBC, studied at Vancouver School of Theology, and received her MDiv from the Toronto School of Theology. She trained as a Spiritual Director with Pacific Jubilee Associates.