Diane Miedema was born in Unity, SK and received most of her education in Lethbridge, graduating from Catholic Central High School and Lethbridge College (Secretarial Science). During her 36-year career with the City of Lethbridge, she worked as an Out-of-School Program Administrator, Advertising Coordinator, and Insurance & Claims Analyst before retiring in 2013.
Diane has been a member of St. Ambrose CWL (Coaldale) for 33 years, currently serving as Past-President, Education & Health Chair, and Membership Administrator. During her terms as President (4 years) and Treasurer, she served as Communications Chair, Organization Chair, and Spiritual Development Chair; and as Registration Chair for the 2016 Diocesan Convention in Lethbridge.
Within her parish, Diane serves as a lector and greeter; and as an usher and altar server as needed. She has also served as Parish Pastoral Council Chair, a collection counter and Sunday school teacher.
Diane’s community volunteerism includes: Meals on Wheels, Lethbridge Soup Kitchen, Remembrance Day Committee, and Lethbridge County as an ESL (English as a Second Language) tutor. She assists the Food Bank and Kinettes with fundraising and community projects; and has served on the Home & School Association, and canvassed for the Cancer Society and Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Diane and husband Otto married 46 years ago and have been blessed with two children. Justin, daughter-in-law Minli, and grandsons Kaison (9), Carter and Jaden (7) live in Delta, BC; while Ashley lives nearby in Lethbridge. In her spare time, Diane enjoys baking, knitting, reading, yoga, hiking, biking, and camping.
Diane values her loving friendships in the League and is proud of her sister’s involvement – “Sr. Jean” is Spiritual Development Chair at Holy Family Parish, St. Albert. Diane is eager to work with the Diocesan Executive; and looks forward to serving all members in her new role as Resolutions Chair.