Jesse Edgington, Northern Alberta Diaconal Conference
Life after King's
Following my time at King's, I initially went into working with animal services at both the University of Alberta and the University of Victoria. However, in 2016, I shifted careers and pushed forward into what I truly believe my calling to be.
"At King's, I learnt the practical and theological tools to work for reconciliation throughout the City of Edmonton and surrounding areas."
I now work for the Northern Alberta Diaconal Conference (NADC) through which I mobilize and support Christian Reformed church deacons. The goal is to aid them to pursue justice, mercy and poverty alleviation in their communities.
In this role, I have been privileged enough to take the Micah Certificate at King's to help guide me to work for social justice in Edmonton. The Micah Certificate is founded on the call of Micah 6:8 which calls us to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God. Through this, I have been able to be part of the Honduras Water Project for many years. I have also been given the practical and theological tools to work with various reconciliation efforts throughout the city.
Jesse Edgington was the 2019 recipient of The King's University Servant Leader Award.