Asia Program Coordinator, United Church of Canada
Areas of interest: people to people relations and engagement between Korea and Canada, humanitarian assistance, local and global networking to promote peace and reunification in the Korean Peninsula.
Other involvement includes:
Member of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank steering committee which oversaw and monitored the humanitarian assistance to the DPRK and hosted DPRK agricultural visits 2002-2005.
Member of the Steering Committee for the Ecumenical Forum for Peace.
Board Member of the Canada-DPRK Association.
Bern works closely with faith-based Korean partners such as the (North) Korean Christian Federation Churches and non-governmental organizations such as the (South) Korean National Council of Churches and the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea