Bishop Melissa Skelton has appointed Mr Bill Siksay as Administrative Assistant to the Bishop and he will also serve as Administrative Assistant to the Executive Archdeacon. Bill is scheduled to begin in the Synod Office on Wednesday, July 2nd. Bill was the Member of Parliament (NDP) for Burnaby-Douglas from 2004 - 2011 following more than eighteen years as constituency assistant in the same riding. Bill's partner is the Reverend Brian Burke, the United Church minister at Trinity United, Port Coquitlam; the Church which shares its building with St Catherine of Alexandria, Port Coquitlam.
A big THANK-YOU goes out to temporary office work professional Cindy Bolton-Smith who did a great job during the eight weeks following the departure of long-time Administrative Assistant to the Bishop, the Reverend Eileen Nurse.