Dear Christ the Redeemer family,
Over this summer, we have shifted into a new way of doing much of our administrative work, in terms of our staff and their roles. This is a significant investment and step of faith as we endeavor to align people to realize our Vision “that the Gospel capture the imagination of Boston’s North Shore to the glory of Jesus Christ.”
I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce our new staff and to explain some changing roles.
Dano Jukanovich has joined us part-time as Director of Operations. I think of this role as being like a chief of staff; Dano will work closely with me and will oversee all of our administrative work.
Dano is new to Massachusetts, having spent most of his life in the greater Seattle area. Dano is married to Jennifer and father to Lian, Anna and Nathanael. He grew up in his faith through Young Life and mostly non-denominational churches, but was also active in Anglican and Free Methodist churches in Washington, D.C. and Seattle before coming to Christ the Redeemer in 2013. Early in his career, Dano served in the US Army and has since worked in finance, operations, and general management in different businesses from large public companies to smaller family-owned firms. Part of that experience included him and his family living in Africa for four years where they started a consulting and private equity business aimed at helping grow businesses, expand employment and lift people out of poverty. Dano still travels frequently to Africa as he continues to oversee this work.
Valine Mullen has joined us as our Administrative Manager. She is the “hub” in the office, keeping CTR’s administrative functions running smoothly. She also oversees bulletins, newsletters, and fliers, and makes sure the rest of us are doing our jobs.
Valine grew up in eastern Ohio and moved to the North Shore in 2013 to attend Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She graduated last year with two Master’s of Arts in Old Testament and Biblical Languages. Some of Valine’s most formative years were spent in Greenville, South Carolina, where she attended Anderson University. While there, Valine grew a love for the Old Testament and a heart for discipleship, and plans to be a college professor in the future. She loves being outside, drinking coffee, reading and writing, and continually perfecting her secret cornbread recipe.
Jo Ann Buccigrosso has shifted her work from financial management fully towards Connections and Community.Jo Ann was raised in New England in a loving, Godly home. However, not until married with a family of her own did she search the Scriptures for herself and meet Jesus Christ as Lord. Through the ministry of women searching the Word together, she learned of the grace, forgiveness, healing, and freedom in Christ. For over 25 years, she has served in the ministry of Community Bible Study, as a leadership trainer and shepherd on a local, national, and international level.
Jo Ann was raised in New England in a loving, Godly home. However, not until married with a family of her own did she search the Scriptures for herself and meet Jesus Christ as Lord. Through the ministry of women searching the Word together, she learned of the grace, forgiveness, healing, and freedom in Christ. For over 25 years, she has served in the ministry of Community Bible Study, as a leadership trainer and shepherd on a local, national, and international level.
Part of the CTR community since its inception, Jo Ann has served in the development of Home Groups, with Women’s Ministry, and Hospitality. She currently lives in Ipswich, with a changing family life as her two children are launched. Solo Deo Gloria!
Katy Fazio will be with us two days per week as an in-house bookkeeper.
Katy is employed for the remainder of her work week by Non-Profit Capital Management, which has been providing CTR’s bookkeeping services for a number of years. Katy originally hails from Massachusetts and is a graduate of Merrimack College. She has experience in bookkeeping with AmeriCorps and the Advisory Board Company, as well as a number of other of non-profit organizations.
Fr Scott Donis is a deacon with us who serves as our Chief Sacristan and in pastoral care and our healing ministry.
Fr. Scott was ordained to the Deaconate in September of 2015. He is a transplant to New England from the Wild West. He and his family moved to South Hamilton to attend Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary where Scott completed a Masters in New Testament and a Masters in Church History. A member of CTR since 2010, he has served in a variety of positions including assisting with Alpha and Marriage Alpha, teaching Adult Education, and serving in multiple roles around the altar.
Fr. Scott is a full time employee of Gordon-Conwell. He lives with his wife Sarah and their three children: Jonah, Abigail, and Meghan. In his free time he enjoys reading, playing games, hiking, camping, and learning to make food from scratch.
Deacon Adam Gosnell is with us this year as Curate and Communications Coordinator.
Dcn Adam is a bi-vocational minister, working also as a Product Specialist at Christian Book Distributors. As our Curate, he directs our Meal Delivery and Greeting Ministries, co-directs in the formation of ordinands (people preparing for ordination), and assists in various capacities on Sunday morning (most recently, in the Keep Calm and Love Your Neighbor hour). In his capacity as Communications Coordinator, Dcn Adam serves CTR by better connecting us, acting as the hub for internal and external communications among staff, parishioners, and the public. He’s excited about CTR’s stories, and helping us tell them well.
Adam completed his academic studies at Ouachita (WASH-i-taw) Baptist University and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He enjoys reading, coffee, and sweets. Adam lives in Wenham with his wife, Rebecca, and their son, Joseph.
David Greening is stepping down at the end of September. It will take many of us to collectively fill his shoes. We will miss him and we thank him for his good work serving the Lord through CTR. Join us at the Annual Meeting to celebrate him.
Emma Acker and her family have moved back to NYC. We benefited greatly from their being part of our CTR community and miss them dearly. We are grateful for her good work with us. Friends, we are honoured and well-served by the love of these people for our Lord Jesus and by their service. I am delighted to have them on our staff.
May Jesus Christ be praised,