What a wonderous week it has been! The welcome of Jay, preparation of the Hatherley spaces for the impending building site discombobulation, opening of the vicarage for people to say their farewells and share precious memories, and the blessing of the grounds in preparation for what is to come… read more
Hello! My name is Lesa Bide and I am delighted to be joining The Taranaki Cathedral covering the Office Manager role whilst Nikki is on her maternity leave. I live in New Plymouth with my partner Chris and am the Mum/Step Mum to our gorgeous son James and two amazing girls, Kate and Niamh. My working career has mostly been in New Plymouth, with a large part of it spent in the financial/insurance sector, with a few other roles popped in for good measure!
Family life is hugely important to me and we are all kept busy with our various activities and I take every opportunity to spend time with my loved ones. We share a great love of the outdoors, especially our beautiful Te Maunga o Taranaki, and will often be walking the tracks or heading to the snow. My personal loves are painting and writing, though time spent on these is rare. I enjoy reading and have finally discovered the joy of swimming! I take this opportunity to thank “the team” for having chosen me for this role. I feel very blessed and am really looking forward to this journey and meeting our church community.