Diane Miedema

Diane and her eight siblings were raised in a devout Catholic family; two of her sisters are nuns. Her early years were spent in a farming district in Saskatchewan, and she lived in Revenue and Saskatoon before moving to Lethbridge as a pre-teen.

After graduating from Lethbridge College, she worked for the Alberta Motor Association and the City of Lethbridge. During her 36 years with the City, she coordinated advertising, processed school-age childcare registrations and subsidies, and managed automobile, property, and third-party liability claims.

Diane tutors adult English language learners and volunteers for organizations, such as the local Remembrance Day Committee, Kinettes, soup kitchen, and food bank. In her leisure time, she enjoys baking, knitting, and reading.

As a member of St. Ambrose Parish in Coaldale, she taught Sunday School and served as Parish Council Chair. She currently serves as Eucharistic Minister, lector, collection counter, and on the Finance Committee.

When Diane was 27 years old, a dear friend invited her to join St. Ambrose CWL. Since then, she has served as treasurer, president, past president, membership administrator, and several standing committee roles. She currently serves as the Faith Chair and Co-chair of the 75th Anniversary Planning Committee. When things get busy, her friend playfully quips, “Aren’t you glad I invited you to join the League!”

Diane values her experiences as Registration Chair for the 2016 Diocesan Convention in Lethbridge and on the Liturgy Committee for the 2019 National Convention in Calgary. Her enthusiasm for the League’s future led her to collaborate with four other members across Canada to develop the Strategic Planning resource, “The Joy of Leadership Through Engagement in Ministry” (resource #630 on the national website).

Since joining Calgary Diocesan Council in 2017, Diane has been chairperson of Resolutions, Communications, and the 100th Anniversary Planning Committee. As Treasurer since March 2023, she continues to serve her sisters in the diocese while aiming to enhance her leadership and financial literacy skills.

Diane and her husband, Otto, have two children: Justin and Ashley. They are also proud grandparents to three teenage grandsons: Kaison, Carter, and Jaden. She cherishes the supportive sisterhood, fellowship, and lifelong friendships the League provides. Her mother was a member in Lethbridge, and Sister Jean is a member in Stony Plain. Diane feels grateful for the opportunities to deepen her faith and personal growth alongside her sisters in the League.

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