STAFF

Alana Martin

Minister to The GO Project

This is Alana’s 10th year with The GO Project and 3rd as the Minister to The GO Project. Formerly, Alana worked with GO as a site staff, youth coordinator, children’s program coordinator, and pilgrimage coordinator. Outside of GO, Alana brings 10 years of experience in children and youth ministry within the United Church of Canada at local and national levels and is deeply passionate about creating resources and space for young people to explore their faith and to be inspired to make the world a better place. Alana studied Spanish and International Development at Dalhousie University, spending a year on exchange in Mexico and then Cuba. Alana is currently a student at the Centre for Christian studies, a training program in Diaconal Ministry with the United Church of Canada. Alana lives in Toronto and is originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia where her family still lives. Alana loves kickboxing, reading, The Blue Jays and spending time with friends and family.

alana@islingtounited.org

Bailey Fleming

Program Director

Hey I’m Bailey and I am so excited for another exciting and inspiring summer with the GO Project! I am originally from Sackville New Brunswick where I completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Biology. I currently live in Toronto where I love to explore the city, spend time with friends, and hang out with my bunny Posy. Through my experience with GO, I have had the pleasure of leading both the Children’s Adventure Camps and Youth programs across the country. In addition to my work with GO, I am thankful to have extensive experience working with children and youth through United Church ministry, summer camps, global exchange programs, and as a youth activities counsellor on a cruise line! As the GO Project Program Director, I am looking forward to connecting with communities of faith, building relationship with host sites across our beautiful country, and supporting staff to live out GO’s mission. This summer I hope to bring new ideas and enthusiasm to our programs and can’t wait to make lasting connections and memories. See you soon!

bailey@islingtonunited.org

Mark Anderson

GO Project Animator

As Animator, Mark’s focus is promoting the vision of The GO Project and bringing the Children’s Adventure Camps to Saskatchewan and Alberta this summer. Now in his sixth year with GO, Mark has experienced firsthand the profound impact this ministry can have on the lives of children, youth, staff, and communities across Canada – and beyond! A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, he is excited to be back in Toronto on a full-time basis. Mark loves to play and coach soccer, cook and eat delicious food, and spend time with his long-time host family and their two dogs.

thegoproject@islingtonunited.org

Clare Beamish

Ontario Children’s Coordinator

Hello everybody! My name is Clare and I am so excited to be working with The GO Project this summer! I am originally from St. Thomas, ON but I am currently living in Windsor, ON, studying Social Work and Disability Studies at the University of Windsor. I am thrilled to be working with GO again this summer because there is nothing better than looking at the face of someone who’s world is being changed and knowing that your hard work played a role in that. The GO Project changed the way I look at the world and I can’t wait to share my experience and perspective with this summers participants (and maybe some mediocre jokes – aka my specialty). I love hearing new music, laughing way too hard and sushi and I can’t wait to see what this summer has to offer.

Aidan Legault

Youth Coordinator

My name’s Aidan! I’m originally from Sudbury, Ontario, but am currently based in Sackville, New Brunswick, where I’m completing my Bachelors in Political Science, Religious Studies, and French before (hopefully!) heading to Toronto for a Masters of Theological Studies. I am beyond excited to be working for GO this summer as a coordinator, having previously participated in GO programming as a Youth Pilgrim in 2015 and a Site Staff for St. John’s & Halifax in 2016; both of those experiences have heavily influenced the relationship I have with the Church and the World, and I am so honoured to have the opportunity to work with this amazing team again. Given the turbulent state of our planet, I am eagerly looking forward to participating once more in the incredible work the GO Project does for young people, reminding us of the power that we have, united, to bring justice and peace into our communities.

Hannah Geisterfer Nyvlt

Maritimes and Saskatchewan-Alberta Children’s Coordinator

My name is Hannah and I can’t wait to be a part of this amazing team again this summer! I am from Fredericton NB and am currently perusing a double major in biology and chemistry at UNB Fredericton. I loved my summer with GO last year, being able to see the difference we were making in the community and the insights the kids had always left me with a smile on my face! I’m super excited to be able to share and receive experiences, laughs, insights, and advice from all of you! I love experiencing new things and I think I am really funny (although my family doesn’t always agree) so get ready for me to be laughing at my own jokes. I look forward to meeting you all and can’t wait for the what the summer brings!

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