About the Author: Loretta Jaunzarins
Loretta Jaunzarins has been pastor at Grace Lutheran Church, Hamilton since 2005. Over the years she has developed a keen interest in alternative housing and the role faith communities can play in being active participants in meeting the needs of congregational members and the local community. Her vision is to see faith communities as neighbourhood hubs providing space for a variety of community groups and other congregations. Her passion is to encourage faith communities to go beyond; being welcoming to being learning centres where people gather to learn about physical and spiritual health especially in the aging process.