Author Archives: Catherine_Bryant
About Catherine_BryantI am the parish administrator at St. John’s York Mills in Toronto. SJYM has been my home parish since I moved to Toronto in my teens. I even met my husband in the drama program! After many years managing marketing and communications in a variety of non-profit organizations, I’m enjoying the many differences and similarities of this new challenge.
Back to Church Sunday (B2CS) is the largest local-church invitational initiative in the world. It is based on the simplest and shortest step in evangelism: inviting a friend to our church. Sounds simple enough but this is a world-wide event so there are some expectations that we’re not inviting people to our usual Sunday service; we’re inviting them to An Event. Continue reading
Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy. (Exodus 20:8)
It can be hard to work and worship at the same place – the lines between staff member or volunteer and church community membership are easily blurred. In this post I talk about how I’ve tried to balance the two and ask what do you do to balance work and worship? Continue reading
Though it may not be listed in Paul’s letter, administration – the ability to manage the temporal affairs of the church enabling the clergy to meet its spiritual needs – is a gift! Just ask those who have had to manage parish or outreach ministries without the benefit of an administrative assistant. Continue reading