Hampstead United Church welcomes Stephen Giuliano.
After graduating high school in Windsor, Ont., Stephen spent a year training in the Reserves and working the line in a factory. He soon became restless and dissatisfied. He called his former principal to talk about returning to school to better his grades and chances at post secondary education. He was told he was not cut out for university.
Undeterred, Stephen completed an introductory psychology course at the University of Windsor. Despite receiving an A in the course, Western was the only university to offer him admission as a mature student. “When I got the acceptance in the mail, my first thought was, ‘It must be computer error.’ My second thought was, ‘In September I’m showing up, no matter what,’” he said.
And that fighting spirit remains alive in him at Operation Sharing as he seeks a better way to fight hunger, inspire dignity and build stronger communities. “Poor people are not problems that need fixing. By putting ideas and hands to work, we fix approaches that are broken,” he said.
Stephen also introduced the Creative Concept Training Centre and Food for Friends program in Woodstock, ON.
We look forward to seeing what creative and imaginative ideas he brings to our church.
~Excerpts from "A Better Way" by Sonia Preszcator,
2016 Alumni Gazette
Hampstead United Church is located at:
2208 Line 47, Gadshill, ON.
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You are welcome to contact Stephen directly, or use the form below. All inquiries will be kept confidential.
Stephen's cell: 519-281-6077