On Thursday, November 13th
, Bishop Melissa Skelton sent the follow message to Synod Staff: “Our colleague Mark Beley has accepted a position as Controller for the Business Council of British Columbia – a very prestigious group. Mark was chosen from a pool of 50 applicants!! While we’re sad to see him go we are delighted for him in the new opportunity this position brings. The business community sees in him what we already know: a highly skilled, competent accountant. What they may not know of is his passion and compassion for the people and parishes of our Diocese.
Mark has been with the Diocese since July 2006 and has been an integral and important member of our team from Day One.”
Mark’s last day in the office will be Friday, December the 5th. Mark has also agreed to spend some time in the Synod Office during the Christmas and New Year season in order that the end of the year accounts are in good shape for the new controller. As of this writing in mid-November, a job description and job posting are being prepared by the Business Administrator for circulation.