The Neighbourhood series continues as Jared sits down with Katelyn Siggelkow.
Katelyn Siggelkow is a listener, a learner, a community catalyst, a neighbourhood chaplain and community organizer. She has lived and worked in marginalized communities in Downtown Eastside, Vancouver, and most recently in the West Side of Saskatoon with Servant Partners. Here, she loves meeting her neighbours, hearing what they care about, and connecting their gifts and strengths with the longings of the neighbourhood. Together they partner to pursue the holistic transformation of their community to make it place where residents are glad to live. Believing that change starts from within the community, she approaches her work with curiosity and admiration for all the people she meets in her low-income neighbourhood. The gift of this work is the best sorts of friendships, full of grace and curiosity, shared meals, giggling children, passionate advocacy and lots of coffee together.
She recently relocated to her hometown of Saskatoon and moved into a neighbourhood that experiences a disproportionate amount of poverty to share life with neighbours there. In her new neighbourhood she has been praying with her eyes open – paying attention to how God is lovingly active in the community around her. She is thrilled that a movement of hope and healing is stirring in the margins of an oft-forgotten city nestled in the Canadian Prairies.