Staff and Board of Directors

Board of Directors – 2023/2024

Pamela Dillon

President of CCJC – Anglican Church in Canada

Over the past 16 years, Pam has been a presence at the Monday night chapel programme in the Cowansville Prison.
Her volunteer work has supported educational opportunities and literacy initiatives in her community, especially for prison inmates. Pam lives in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.

Stuart Lyster

Vice – President of CCJC

Stuart Lyster is a retired United Church clergy living in White Rock, BC. In the pastorate Stuart has worked with prison visitations, including with First Nations inmates.
In the 1990s he was a volunteer with Crown Counsel’s Victims Services at the Surrey (BC) courthouse. In 2011 and 2012 he made two visits to political prisoners in jail in The Philippines, and as such is the co-founder of the United Church Foundation’s Legal Defense Fund Philippines for bail bond, lawyers fees and family travel for inmates identified as political prisoners. Recently he has become attached to the chaplaincy at the Fraser Valley Institution for Women near Abbotsford, BC, and has conducted a wedding there. He has spoken about Restorative Justice at many Vancouver area churches.

Lori Pilatzke

Treasurer – Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

Rev. Lori Pilatzke serves on the CCJC Board of Directors representing the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC).

Peter Noteboom

The Canadian Council of Churches

Pastor Peter Noteboom serves on the CCJC Board of Directors representing The Canadian Council of Churches.

Daniel Cho

Director – Presbyterian Church in Canada

Daniel Cho grew up in Toronto after his family emigrated from South Korea in 1968...

He did his undergraduate and early graduate years in the U.S. and returned to Toronto to continue his seminary studies at Knox College, U. of T.
For 30 years Daniel has been involved in multi-ethnic ministry and has strongly advocated for fostering the rich diversity of the church. Last spring he was appointed minister of St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church in Toronto. Daniel is past Moderator of the 2018 General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. He is also a certified pastoral counsellor and certified mediator.
Daniel has served at all levels of the church and was appointed convener of a synod special commission adjudicating the first case of alleged racial discrimination. He has represented the church on international trips to Japan, China, Malawi, and the U.S. Daniel has also served on a community safety panel with the Toronto Police Sex Crimes Unit, and since 2002 he has served in an advisory role with the Correctional Service of Canada working closely with senior CSC leaders and government officials. His academic background also includes study in psychology, constitutional law, and political theory at the Universities of London, Harvard and Princeton Theological Seminary.
Daniel enjoys running and martial arts training. His wife, Esther, works in the healthcare field and they have three adult children – twin daughters and a son. He is an avid Star Trek fan and lover of sweets.

Heather Peters

Director – Mennonite Central Committee

Heather serves as the Peacebuilding Coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee Saskatchewan...

 Within this role she focuses on trauma education, restorative justice capacity building, and promoting reconciliation opportunities. She loves leading workshops and has been able to do this in a variety of settings and countries. Currently, she leads a Restorative Justice class and a Grief & Loss course at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre. She regular visits at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary.

When not working, Heather is playing with her young daughter, taste testing her partner’s baking, and scheming ways to ruralize her urban property in Saskatoon. Heather’s education has come in the form of a MA in Human Security and Peacebuilding, a BA in International Development, a Bachelor of Theology, and many life lessons from living around the world and seeking good and interesting relationships from the people that come into her life.

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