It is with both delight and dismay that we announce the retirement as of August 1, 2015 of Ted Dodd, a member of our program team since CCS moved to Winnipeg in 1998.
Ted writes, “I have been privileged to work in this dream job which combines opportunities for creative design, intellectual stimulation, spiritual reflectivity and integrated education. During this time, I have been blessed to learn with, and from, an amazing relational community of colleagues, volunteers and students. I feel most grateful for these past seventeen years. I need now to move on to the next adventure.”
Ted is a dedicated teacher of diaconal ministry who has invested time and energy into every aspect of his work. Over the years, he has contributed spirit and scholarship to his relationship with students and colleagues, rooted in his personal integrity as a teacher and learner, his innovation and creativity, and his commitment to remain current and informed in his areas of expertise and the world around him. Ted’s self-understanding as diaconal was the impetus for him to complete his studies in diaconal ministry, making him the first person in The United Church of Canada to change his order of ministry designation from ordained to diaconal.
Ted’s retirement is our great loss, but a well-earned respite for him. We will find opportunities to pay tribute to him at the Annual Service of Celebration on April 19 and other occasions as they arise. Please join the CCS community in wishing Ted the very best, with respect and blessing.