Awit Marcelino

Awit is a Master of Divinity student at Emmanuel College at the University of Toronto and the pastor of Sugarbush Christian Church, an open and affirming congregation in Guelph, Ontario.

In addition to being a board member for the Hunger Project Canada, Awit is a board member for the Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada, and she is the Canadian representative on the International Committee for the Fellowship of the Least Coin - a global prayer movement for peace and reconciliation that supports projects that empower and advocate for women's rights and access to health, education, training, and employment opportunities.

She is passionate about women's leadership, youth empowerment, and interfaith dialogue.

In her own life, She has been inspired and mentored by women in leadership. So she believes in The Hunger Project's mission of engaging and supporting women as leaders and change agents in their community.

As well, her mother and grandmother grew up in poverty so there wasn't always food at home. Awit wants to do what she can to end hunger in her local community and in communities all over the world.