A warm welcome to Margaret Rodrigues!

Margaret Rodrigues recently joined the Anglican Parish of Haliburton as a summer Lay Pastoral Assistant. Newly graduated from Trinity College (University of Toronto) with her Masters of Divinity degree, she has also been accepted as a candidate for ordination in the Diocese of Toronto, potentially in May 2011. She is very pleased, she says, to be gaining more experience by helping out at both St. Margaret's and St. George's from June through August.

Margaret's public sector career in corporate services included positions with the Ontario provincial government, the cities of Mississauga and Toronto, as well as consulting to the non-profit sector. Following her early retirement ten years ago, she has volunteered with several organizations, including at the Diocese and at LOFT Community Services. She was also on the Board of the Diocesan ACW where she served as Social Concern and Action Chair.

Margaret has one daughter, two sons, and four granddaughters. She and her family love the Haliburton area, and have a trailer at Northern Eagle Park on Lake Kashagawigamog, which she calls ‘home’ for the summer. Born in the UK – and with a lovely British accent to prove it – she has been a Canadian citizen for many years.