Rev. Jan Rothenburger

revRev. Jan Rothenburger does work few people would relish. And she loves it.

 

Contributed by the Yonge Street Mission

 

As the Community Outreach Pastor at The Yonge Street Mission, she spends her days supporting homeless women and sex workers. Some of these women are in jail, where she attends five or six times a week.
“You see the beauty in every individual,” she says. “It’s a blessing to get to know each person.”
Jan has been a blessing in the lives of many. Now, she has been thanked in a unique way: she has won a free year of rent Hollyburn Properties. As part of its charitable work, the company held a contest late last year to honour an individual who makes significant contributions to his or her community.
“Jan’s life is devoted to serving those in need, mostly women and youth who are street and prison involved, many struggling with addictions – people society would rather not think about.” said her neighbour and friend Agnes, who nominated her for the award. “She works long, hard hours serving, helping, trying to save them from the degrading and humiliating situations in which life has them trapped.”
Hollyburn Property’s spokesperson Katrina May sums it up succinctly: “It’s not every day you get the chance to meet someone who makes you stop in your tracks and think about your purpose.”

TwitterGoogle+FacebookLinkedInDiggStumbleUponBlogger PostDeliciousShare

Other News

Marie-Claire-Marcotte-and-Maxime-Robin

A magical place once called Takaronto

Contributed by Paul-François Sylvestre. The name Toronto comes from the Iroquois word Takaronto, meaning “where trees take root in the water”. The first performance of the 50th season of Théâtre … [Read More...]

A Home to Enjoy Indoors and Out

Contributed by Kathy Flaxman. There’s a special experience early risers can enjoy – a coffee outdoors on the deck right after sunrise. One member of a young professional Cabbagetown couple, clients of … [Read More...]

The Great Peony Caper

Cabbagetown native, Kimberley Ezeard, explores her experiences in selling and buying Cabbagetown real estate   We Cabbagetown gardeners are a devoted, creative and proud group. We’re … [Read More...]

Art-Show-2017-Back-web

YOU ARE INVITED!

The 8th Annual TSCBF Art Show Fundraiser, November 2nd The Taylor Statten Camping Bursary Fund is pleased to invite you to our 8th Annual Art Show and Sale “Far and Wide. The event is being held at … [Read More...]

cabbagetown-festival

The 41st annual Cabbagetown

The festival takes place Saturday and Sunday September 9th and 10th in downtown Toronto. This FREE event is packed with activities for everyone. From live entertainment and a Kid’s Zone to … [Read More...]