What you are doing is not good. You will surely wear yourself out, both you and these people with you. For the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone. Exodus 18:17b-18
On Tuesday this past week, April 23rd, the new Administrative Assistant to the Dean began work here at the Cathedral. Thanks be to God!
Thanks be also to Rene Jamieson and Roger Stagg, who have worked far above and beyond the call of duty as volunteers in the office for almost a year now. Roger, Rene, I personally want to thank you for all you have done this past year. What a gift to all of us! So thank you also on behalf of every person in this parish and on behalf of the Diocese, as you have helped keep our Cathedral connected with all of its people across Rupert’s Land.
Carol Hargreaves is now working full time in the Cathedral Office; her official title is Administrative Assistant to the Dean, but her job description is extensive and challenging. She is definitely up to it, and is already making a positive difference with her energy and gifts.
Carol comes originally from Ontario, but has now lived many years in Manitoba. In fact, she and her husband John live in the Cathedral neighbourhood, well within the original bounds of the Cathedral parish. Welcome to our staff, Carol! It is wonderful to have you here, and I look forward to working with you.
She graduated from Millbrook High School, Grade 13, as an Ontario Scholar, as valedictorian, and with various awards. She went on to do her Bachelor of Arts at Queen’s University in Kingston, with a major in Psychology. A few years ago, recognizing a changing work environment, and being a passionate and eager learner, Carol went back for further education at Red River College here in Winnipeg where she earned a Business Administration Diploma as a Gold Medal Recipient, with an Office Management major. She is an avid reader, enjoys crafts, art and design, along with movies and cooking and travel, and, of course, research and continuous learning.
As you come to visit the Cathedral office during the week, as you phone, please do welcome Carol to our staff, to her new position, whether you a member of the Cathedral parish, a cleric in the Diocese, or from the Synod Office. She will have questions, naturally, but she is a quick and eager study, and I am sure she will be very soon a potent and valuable contributor to our ministry as Cathedral and as Cathedral in partnership with the whole Diocese.
Finally, the Office is now open again with regular hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Carol has an hour off for lunch, and she is not available during that time unless you have made special arrangements with her.
Carol, the Cathedral welcomes you, the Diocese welcomes you, Wallace and Tom and I all welcome you to our staff team, and I’m pretty sure that Roger and Rene both welcome you wholeheartedly. Again, it’s great to have you along!
Thanks be to God!