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March 14, 2018

Bishop Terry R. LaValley has appointed three new members of the diocesan staff.   

• St. Joseph Sister Bernadette Collins has been named Episcopal Delegate for Religious, effective March 1.   Sister Bernadette will also continue to serve as half-time pastoral associate at St. Mary’s Cathedral and Notre Dame Church in Ogdensburg.    Sister Bernadette succeeds Atonement Sister Ellen Donahue, who served as episcopal delegate for religious for ten years before her retirement in 2017.

• Deacon Thomas Yousey, deacon assistant at St. Peter’s Church in Lowville, is the new director of the Office for Ecumenism for the diocese.  Deacon Yousey succeeds Father Daniel Chapin, who held that position for ten years until his retirement.

• Deacon Richard Burns, deacon assistant at St. Mary’s Church in Potsdam, is the new Campus Ministry Coordinator for the diocese.  He succeeds Father Timothy Canaan, diocesan campus ministry director since 2007.

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