Susan Finlay retiring as Administrator of Christ College

As I write this, it is the 19th anniversary of Susan Finlay joining the staff of what was then called the Presbyterian Theological Centre (PTC).  On October 5, as she enters her 20th year with us, she will be retiring.  A lot has changed in that time, and Susan has seen it all.

When Susan began at PTC, she was the on-site administration. She did it all!  If you had a question, the answer was “Ask Susan”. The person who sits at the front desk has a unique perspective, and Susan has watched the college grow and develop over the past two decades. She has watched staff come and go to the point that most of the current staff cannot remember a time when Susan was not there. She has welcomed and got to know generations of students and she has followed their progress after college and rejoiced in how God is using them in their various ministries. A lot has changed in the time that Susan has been with us – a new college name, a new address, to name a few.  She has watched the college grow from a boutique operation to a more complex organisation that has redefined her role several times.  But at its core has been the same – the ministry of administration in the facilitation of theological education.

Administration is such an important task!  It is often an unseen task. It’s a bit like housework – we only notice it when it’s not done, and we take it for granted when it is.  But without good administration, any organisation will falter.  In Susan, we have had someone who has given her all.  She will be missed.

Susan will be moving to Tasmania to enjoy her retirement closer to her family.  Before she goes, we want to thank her and farewell her.  The details of her farewell are below.  We have subsidised this in the hope that you can come.  Numbers are limited, so please get in early.

Ian Smith

Date: Thursday 12 October 2017
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Coronation Club, 86 Burwood Road, Burwood, NSW
Cost: Adults (for 2 course set menu) – $20pp, Children (for kids’ menu) – $10pp
RSVP by Friday 6 October.
Reservations are essential as spaces are limited. Please RSVP using the form below.

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