The Centre for Christian Studies is sad to announce that program staff member Ann Naylor is on medical leave. For a number of years Ann has been undergoing treatment for Parkinson’s, and her doctor has indicated that she is no longer able to work.
We are happy that Ann will have time to focus on her health, but we will miss having her wisdom and presence close at hand for the upcoming school year.
CCS staff met at Ann’s house one morning last week to share coffee and biscuits (Thanks Ann!), to mark the change with worship and prayer, and to talk about the details of transition, coverage, and transfer of work. Students and Central Council members were informed of Ann’s medical leave last week. In making the news public, Ann said, “People need to know that I can’t work. I also want them to know that I’m OK.”
When one of the children in Ann’s Sunday School class wondered about why her hand was often shaking, she explained about the tremors that are part of her condition. The four year old sitting beside Ann said “Then I will just have to hold your hand”.
We share the sentiment. We invite you to keep Ann, and the Centre for Christian Studies, in your prayers. Feel free to leave a comment below.