Joyce de Gooijer

Joyce de Gooijer

February 4, 2013

Volunteer International Christian Service has named Joyce de Gooijer as its new director, replacing Spiritan Father Bob Colburn.

De Gooijer will be the first lay director of VICS, a lay volunteer mission organization, started by the Canadian Spiritan priests 42 years ago.

De Gooijer and her husband John have served three two-year postings with VICS over the past 25 years, serving in Kenya, East Africa; Kiribati, Central Pacific and Tanzania, East Africa.

She has also been a teacher and school principle for 20 years in rural Saskatchewan, most recently in the Watson and Drake areas.

VICS matches requests from developing countries with Canadian volunteers' professional and technical skills.