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Lauren Odile Pinkney, Administrative Assistant/Reception; Screening in Faith Facilitator has resigned from her position on Synod Staff effective June 30, 2021.

Lauren is scheduled to begin her new ministry effective July 1, 2021, as Children, Youth and Family Minister at Christ Church Cathedral. We are sad to say good-bye to Lauren but so pleased that she has this opportunity, and that she will still be a big part of the diocesan family. Lauren’s husband of ten years, the Reverend Jonathan Pinkney is Assistant Curate at Christ Church Cathedral, and they will be doing some elements of their ministry together. 

Lauren joined Synod Staff in November of 2019. In addition to her job description duties, Lauren was always happy to lend her considerable skills to the programming and communications departments in a variety of ways, from website updates to graphic design to program development for youth ministry and during the pandemic as Zoom administrator extraordinaire. Lauren will continue in her volunteer role as Chair of the Diocesan Youth Movement (DYM) and as one of the principals of Infinitely More young adults ministry. 

When informed of Lauren’s decision to take on this new role  Bishop John Stephens had this to say:

“ I am so sorry to hear that Lauren is leaving us, but delighted for her as this aligns very well with her education and her longer term ministry goals. Lauren has so many gifts that have been appreciated at the Synod Office and throughout the Diocese.  Her warmth and ability to problem solve has been so helpful.  For me personally, Lauren was such big help in adjusting to working at the Synod Office; always ready to answer questions and also anticipating what I might ask!  We will miss her very much but pray God’s continuing blessing upon her and her new adventures in ministry.”

Please keep Lauren, Jonathan, and Synod Staff in your prayers as they embark on this time of transition and exciting new possibilities.