Joe Miller – Executive Director

Joe Miller is the Executive Director for Souls Harbour Rescue Mission. After working in the manufacturing industry for many years, he felt called to move from 'building things' to 'building people.' He has a passion to see the people that walk through the Mission's doors, get the help they need; whatever their situation may be. He enjoys fishing and the outdoors and often finds God in the stillness of nature. He writes here his thoughts on poverty, society, faith, and his reflections on life.

Buffalo Shout Salmon Cry

I’ve been reading this book called ‘Buffalo Shout Salmon Cry’, and I’m really enjoying it. It’s been an intellectual challenge and a deep stretching of my mind, especially with respect to my views and the things I’ve learnt and/or been taught. Specifically, coming to terms with the lamentable clash between Indigenous and Settler cultures and […]

From a roof in North Central

Wow, I still can’t believe that this is the Mission’s fifth year for our ‘Homelessness Awareness Week’ fundraiser and here I am back on the roof of our Youth Center living in my pup tent again. Where did the last year go? Every year the media asks me the same question: “Why are you doing […]

The way of the Rebel

I think I’m a fortunate man. I’m blessed with a great “job”, great staff, and a great purpose; I get to help other people! Not only that, but my office windows face ‘Angel Square’ and I may be the only one in North Central whose office overlooks a park. That’s kind of cool. Some days […]

Jonah of Gimli

For the last week the family & I have been hanging out on the shores of Lake Winnipeg; specifically the beaches of Gimli. We started the week with rain, but then … day after day of soaking up the sun and chasing the waves, you can’t beat that. There’s nothing like cottage life. I absolutely […]

Finishing the Race

Update on California Chrome: If you’ve been following my blogs over the last few weeks, you’ll know that I’ve been watching and commenting on a race horse called California Chrome. The colt was 2 for 2 going into the Belmont Stakes and with a win at the June 7th race he would become the first […]

John 15:13

I have never considered myself an advocate or an activist, and I still don’t today, as I think I’m simply here to help serve others. BUT…. given the recent shooting of 5 RCMP Officers (3 of which were killed) in Moncton New Brunswick just days ago, and the ongoing struggle of our war veterans to […]


I have a lot to be thankful for. I’m grateful for my staff and their commitment, for my board of directors and their wisdom, for all of our volunteers who sacrifice their time, and for our donors who bless us financially. So, I just want to take some time to say thanks to all of […]

‘California Chrome’

Understanding the horse racing world, the pedigrees and blood lines, jockey strategy, etc is not my forte, but I do like the looks of a good horse. The look of a champion is even better. ‘California Chrome’ is such a horse! The Saturday (May 3rd) running of the 140th Annual Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs […]

My Mid-Life Crisis

Well I just turned 50. Wow! 50 years and where have they gone? And hello mid-life crisis! Truth be known it’s been here for a little while already. I’ve been thinking about a variety of different things lately; things like what have I accomplished in my life, what do I value and what’s important to […]

The ‘Samaritan Project’

Since opening its doors in 1990, Souls Harbour Rescue Mission has served well over 1,500,000 meals, given away more than 300,000 pieces of clothing and provided in excess of 55,000 nights of emergency shelter! In addition to this, those participating in our addiction programs have received more than 50,000 hours of class time and over […]