Community Integration Manager
Steve Plenert is a Community Integration Manager who joined FPS in 2020 and loves the challenge of the dynamic environment and satisfaction of meeting critical community needs with clients. His experience includes having been a Peer Tutor at Headingly Correctional Centre, Peace Program Coordinator for Mennonite Central Committee, and director of a relief, development and peace organization in Bolivia. Steve has participated in various Indigenous-Settler reconciliation initiatives over the past decade, including TRC sessions, he has mentored young emerging Muslim leaders, and done pastoral counselling. He knows the value of a non-anxious presence in moments of crisis and has cultivated the skill of composure and de-escalation. In his spare time, Steve enjoys sports and relaxing with a crossword puzzle.