Farewell to Kimiko

Farewell to Kimiko

We are sad to announce that our Communications Coordinator Kimiko Karpoff will be leaving her staff position at the Centre for Christian Studies this fall. Kimiko is a graduate of CCS, and while we are sorry to lose her as a colleague and staff member, she will continue to be a cherished part of our community.

Kimiko has brought gifts of creativity, clear-sightedness, and warm fellowship to our community. Her writing, photography, vision, and organizational skills have enlivened our newsletters, social media feeds, and publications. She has brought an authentic diaconal ‘voice’ to our communications work, shared in learning circle leadership, and connected with many members of our broad community.  

Drop in to say good-bye

We will be celebrating Kimiko’s time with us on Monday, September 16 between 5:30 – 7:30 pm CDT at Woodsworth House, with the option of online visiting between 6 – 7pm https://zoom.us/j/923918881 Light refreshments will be served at Woodsworth House. 

Best wishes can be left below or sent electronically.

We wish Kimiko all the best as her journey carries her forward. Although we will miss working closely with her, we celebrate the strength and clarity of her call to new ministries – she is indeed Imagining Church Differently. 

Comments: 9

  1. Barbara Lieurance says:

    Dear Kimiko,fellow traveller and breakfast companion at Booth;
    Thank you for sharing your gifts with us, opening eyes and soul to the wonder and pain of living, encouraging us to step boldly forward towards the heart of God.Travel well!
    With deep gratitude,
    Barbara Lieurance

  2. Kathy Douglas says:

    Hey Kimiko and CCS Community

    Thanks for your passions for justice, and spreading the good Word through your work at CCS. You did it well. May your next adventure continue to offer life and use your gifts fully. Peace. KD

  3. I know you will be missed at CCS Kimiko, and personally I will miss your writings, photographs and keen insights. God speed on where this next leg of your journey is taking you – and hey, should that not be clear yet: here at St. John’s UC in Halifax we’re still looking for someone just like you for a full time team ministry position (just sayin’).

    With blessings and fondness.

  4. Carolynne Bouey Shank says:

    Kimiko I have so appreciated your words of poetry, photos of images that stay with me and the Facebook notifications. I will miss your thoroughness and Peace. Thank you for sharing your gifts with the Centre for Christian Studies. Blessings of Joy and Peace with Love.

  5. Maylanne Maybee says:

    Hi Kimiko, You have been such a treasure for CCS as communication coordinator for the past three years or so. Wish it could have been longer! Thank you for giving the wider world a glimpse into the soul and spirit of CCS, and for bringing together our far flung constituency with warmth and grace. Godspeed for the next stage of your journey. Love and blessings…

  6. Terrie Chedore says:

    Dear Kimiko, thank you for your generous sharing, for your gifts of deep insight and for your honesty. Your voice calling out from CCS will be missed. Wishing you all the very best in your new journey, wherever it takes you. Godspeed!

  7. Betty Anne Hamilton says:

    Best wishes for future ventures and adventures! Hope we’ll meet again at Healing Pathway and musical happenings. Blessings and Peace

  8. Dorothy Naylor says:

    Kimiko,I have appreciated your solid, creative work with Communications very much. And I have felt a kinship with you, having also experienced the dance of loss, living in a different present, and moving forward. Just tonight i read some of your blog and was reminded of the small realities that bless. Thank you. You will go well into the next chspter of your life.

  9. Diane Trollope CCS'70 says:

    Dear Kimiko,

    I wish you all the best in your new adventure. May God travel every pathway with your keen spirit.

    The photo at the train bridge you have with this Newsletter is remarkable and memorable.
    Thank you for parting gift to us all.
    We have never met in person, but we have touched in the spirit in such manners as this photo and
    postings you have done as you lead the Centre.


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