Alexandra (Allie) Colp, 22, was chosen from more than 250 applicants to serve as a steward at the meeting of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Central Committee, Aug. 28 to Sept. 5.
She was one of two stewards from North America at the meeting of the WCC’s governing body at the Orthodox Academy of Crete in Kolympari, Greece.
“Being involved in such a rich ecumenical gathering was really a great experience,” said Colp, who is a parishioner at St. John’s in the Wilderness Anglican Church in New Germany, N.S. The discussions underscored that differences among Christians are “an asset rather than a limitation,” said Colp, who is in her final year of an undergraduate degree in environmental biology at Guelph University in Guelph, Ont. “That is something that will definitely stick with me,” she added.