Rev. Douglas duCharme works with United Church congregations as an Interim or Transition Minister. He worked in the Middle East with the World Council of Churches for 7 years, and as executive staff with the Canadian Council of Churches for 5 years. Douglas and his wife, Elaine Perkins, have two adult daughters living in Toronto and Ottawa (where Douglas and Elaine both have roots), and a year-old granddaughter. Douglas’s international and ecumenical background is in ministry. His experience of working with a very diverse range of congregations in the Toronto area, means that he brings a real breadth and depth of openness to Fairlawn Avenue United Church. He also comes with a profoundly hopeful and expectant approach to discovering what new things God is doing in our midst, now and into the future, here at Fairlawn!