Way back in January we posted for a new pastoral position at Eucharist to work alongside Kevin.
We titled the role "Pastors: Systems + Structures" and were looking for someone who could help us grow organizationally, strengthen our focus on discipleship, and equip us to participate in God's mission locally.
We wrote that we were looking for someone with "the mind of a leader, the heart of a pastor, and the organizational skills of a wedding planner (but without the drama)" - and feel very confident we have found the person we are looking for!
While most of those who are a part of our community have already met her, we wanted to take a moment to introduce her to those of you who follow us online.
It is with great joy that we introduce you to our new, second pastor: Jill Trites!
Jill draws from decades of experience in a variety of roles. She's been an executive director, a counsellor, a director of operations, and a spiritual director. She has organized "Hamilton famous" events such as Soupfest and Ride for Refuge. She's even sat on the board for TrueCity, our local network in Hamilton. She's incredibly gifted and talented and, we believe, an answer to our prayers. She's also spent the last 15 years as a part of The Meeting House, one of our TrueCity sister churches. We are so grateful for the spirit of generosity they have shown as they release Jill to serve with us.
Jill will officially begin at Eucharist in early September, and we'll have more ways for you to connect with her in the fall. Thank you for joining us Jill...we can't wait to serve Christ and the Kingdom alongside you.