In November, CYM said a temporary farewell to Madeleine Ogden who is taking 12 months maternity leave. Anita Parker – the Director, will also be commencing her maternity leave on 11 December.
Unfortunately, we will be saying a more permanent farewell to a much-loved staff member who has been part of our team for 5 years – Marian Dela Fuente. She concludes her role as the Multimedia and Youth Ministry Worker at CYM on 11 December. Marian has been a huge contributor to the CYM website, ongoing event designs, technology upgrades to improve our working environment, running media at events and so much more! She has a true passion for the Catholic faith and for youth ministry. We will miss having Marian around & her love of Our Mother Mary, bubble tea, K-pop and K-drama too.
Fr Mark Baumgarten has recently been appointed as the Parish Priest for Armadale and will unfortunately be unable to continue in his role as chaplain at CYM. Fr Mark, has supported the ministry for the past 3 years and has been a great fountain of wisdom through his homilies, his teachings and his online chaplain videos. His musical talents are always a treat too! We’ll miss his ministry with us. We wish him all the best for his ongoing priestly ministry and will hopefully see him drop in to CYM events when he can.
CYM welcomes back Adeline Bock as the Acting Director of CYM whilst Anita is on maternity leave.
The new team members we welcome are: Jessica Bond and Niel Subianto. Jessica will be working part-time as a Youth Ministry Worker and also part-time in the Multimedia field for the office. Niel will also be working part-time in the Multimedia and Youth Ministry Worker role.
Both Jessica and Niel come to CYM with many years of Catholic youth ministry experience in various places, and will bring some new energy and new ideas to the team! Jessica has worked in the field of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Christchurch, NZ and has also spent a year on mission in Australia with the MGL’s for the Year of Youth undertaking youth ministry support to rural diocese across Qld, NT and SA. She has also been working in the Church in various roles for the ACBC, Catholic Social Services and on large Catholic events. Niel’s background is from the Indonesian youth community ‘T.O.M.’ as a leader, musician and also in graphic design work too.
We look forward to you meeting them both and seeing the fruits of their ministry here at CYM.