WHO ARE ANNE & CLAUDIO?
Anne Mackie and Claudio Morelli met in 1975 while studying at the University of British Columbia. After dating for a year Anne and Claudio married in 1976. They have now been married for forty-two years and have three sons, David, Peter and Michael who have married accomplished women, Kathryn, Shauna and Jayne. Anne and Claudio have been blessed with three grandchildren Levi, Hunter and Jack. They live in Coquitlam British Columbia after having lived in Mission, Vanderhoof and Vernon BC.
Anne is a woman of faith who has been profoundly impacted by God’s radical grace and love. Anne continues to be a leader in a variety of formal roles including working as a pastor within the church setting, a clinical counsellor within the community setting, and a counsellor and administrator within the public education system. She is currently enrolled in the Seminary at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia Canada, in the second year of a Masters Degree in Christian Studies and Leadership.
Although leadership is most often defined by titles or roles, Anne believes it can also be viewed more broadly. She profoundly believes that every individual has been given a combination of gifts and strengths that uniquely qualifies them to contribute and lead in some capacity. This is a broader invitation for each individual to embrace her or his gifts, stepping up to effect positive change and loving and leading others whether this is within a friendship, a family, neighbourhood, community, workplace, church or somewhere around the world.
Claudio worked in the British Columbia education system as a teacher, school administrator and school district superintendent. Currently he serves as the Technical Consultant for the Wellspring Foundation For Education and travels to Kigali, Rwanda to advise and mentor leaders. He also teaches at Wellspring’s Abundant Leadership Institute in Rwanda and consults with schools and school boards on leadership, effectiveness and governance.
He is a passionate student of leadership who loves to lead and loves leadership. He has learned that leadership is about the heart, it is about caring and it is about love. After reflecting upon many personal leadership trials, he has come to realize that when you listen to and put the needs of the people you lead before your own needs, leadership is at its most effective. Claudio's leadership beats for being an empathetic, caring and supportive leader.
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