This is an except from Pamela Evans, Team Lead, First Third Ministry Newsletter. Please read the Nov 22, 2023 post in full, here.
Last week I sent you the first part of significant staffing updates within First Third Ministry. Today’s message is the second installment of such information ~ sharing news of a tender, yet exciting departure, and an arrival simply bursting with cuteness and joy.
- Rev. Mary Nichol, Leaving Pacific Mountain Regional Council to Join Vancouver School of Theology Staff
- Chris Mah Poy, Chinook Winds First Third Ministry and Justice, Networks Animator, Welcomes Baby!
I feel blessed to have called Mary my colleague for the past almost five years. We laugh that she is the “voice of reason” in our staff team, and it is true! Mary has faithfully grounded the work of the region’s First Third Ministry with a quiet and creative energy. Her capacity to mentor and resource new and continuing leaders has been a significant gift to many communities of faith across Chinook Winds and Pacific Mountain regions – and across Canada. I will miss Mary’s wisdom and compassionate presence on our team and am grateful for the countless, brilliant hours we worked together to create and manage First Third Ministry.
- Read Mary’s reflection on her leaving here: FirstThirdMinistry.ca/news/departures-arrivals-part-2
Mary, you are a true blessing to the church and this new role could not be more suited to anyone else. I pray that this new role affirms for you God’s deep abiding love and delight for all that you do!
- Stay tuned for our team’s third installment of more staffing news coming at the beginning of Advent.
Wishing you a beautiful start to the season of Advent as you enter the mystery of hope, peace, joy and love.
First Third Ministry Team Lead
Read the full post here: FirstThirdMinistry.ca/news/departures-arrivals-part-2