Three St Mary’s parishioners were singled out for their community service at the 2020 New Plymouth District Council Citizens’ Awards... 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.