The North American Regional Committee, or NARC, is the governing body of students and senior friends who oversee the work of the region. Members are select at the annual North American Regional Assembly. The current membership is as follows:

Board

U.S. Co-Chair and President of the Board: Logan Boese (Saint Peter, MN, USA)

Logan Boese currently serves as the U.S. Co-Chair and the President of the Incorporated Board for WSCF-NA. Logan joined the NARC in 2014 as the Lutheran Student Movement Representative at Large. Logan served as an Executive Committee Proxy to the 2015 General Assembly in Bogota, Colombia. In May of 2015 he was elected as the Secretary of the Board and in June of 2016 he became the U.S. Co-Chair. He completed his undergraduate studies at Gustavus Adolphus College (ELCA) with majors in both Religion and Philosophy. Logan currently lives and works in Madison, WI as a Project Manager for Epic Systems Corporation. He is a member of All Saints Lutheran Church (ELCA) where he teaches Sunday School and assists with services. If you would like to contact Logan please feel free to reach him at loganboese@gmail.com.

Canadian Co-Chair and Vice President of the Board: Cydney Proctor (Halifax, NS, Canada)

Cydney had been involved with the justice side of her faith for as long as she can remember. Before coming to NARC, Cydney worked with the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund on their Youth Council, and traveled with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank on a food study tour to Nicaragua, and since her return has talked extensively about food security. Cydney also, for a while, worked in youth and campus ministry. Cydney works professionally in journalism and communications, and enjoys good food, good friends and good fun. Church affiliation: Anglican Church of Canada.

 Treasurer: Linwood Blizzard (Boston, MA, USA)

photoLinwood Blizzard, II is a graduate student at the Boston University School of Theology pursuing a Doctoral of Philosophy in Practical Theology with a concentration in church and society. He serves as a Co-Leader of The Refuge Young Adult Ministry and as an Associate Minister at Morning Star Baptist Church in Boston, Massachusetts. He was licensed to preach the Gospel in 2009 at the Saint Paul’s Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia. Currently, he serves the World Student Christian Federation as one of the lead organizers of the Student Christian Movement at Boston University, treasurer of the North American Regional Committee, and chair of the global federation’s Bible and Theology working group.  Linwood holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master of Divinity degree from Howard University. He became involved in the WSCF in 2010 while at Howard University after serving as Co-Chair of the Washington Theological Consortium’s Student Board and while serving as President of Howard University School of Divinity’s Student Government Association.

Secretary of the Board: Elyse Brazel (Ottawa, ON) 

Screen Shot 2017-05-31 at 10.14.56 PMElyse has a heart for justice and a love of community building.  She has an undergraduate degree in the visual arts (BFa Art and Design) and during her graduate studies Vancouver School of Theology she focused on using the Arts as a tool for relationship building with people of different religious/philosophical backgrounds. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Public and Pastoral Leadership (MAPPL) and also received a Certificate in Indigenous and Inter-religious Studies. Elyse also studied in Rome at St.Thomas Aquinas Pontifical University as part of a 10 month long international inter-religious fellowship program through which she received a Diploma in Inter-religious and Ecumenical Studies. She is currently the Education Coordinator at UCalgary’s Faith and Spirituality Centre where she develops inter-religious engagement programs and religious literacy resources that help foster a spirit of pluralism on campus.