Diocese announces staff appointments

Marilyn Jackson is the new Director of Ministry Services in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon.

By Kiply Lukan Yaworski, Catholic Saskatoon News

Theresa Campbell is the new Director of Operations at the Catholic Pastoral Centre.

Three staff appointments were announced June 25, 2019 in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon.

Marilyn Jackson is the new Director of Ministry Services for the diocese, and Theresa Campbell is the new Director of Operations at the Catholic Pastoral Centre. Both appointments are effective July 2.

Jan Bigland-Pritchard begins her new position as coordinator of the Office of Migration as of Aug. 1.

“We are excited to announce these two directors for the Catholic Pastoral Centre and look forward to their contribution and direction of the pastoral services of the centre for the diocese of Saskatoon,” said Bishop Mark Hagemoen. “We are also delighted at the announcement of Jan Bigland-Pritchard, a very experienced and capable coordinator in the area of immigration support by faith-based institutions in Saskatoon.”

New positions created

The previous position of director of pastoral services has been divided into two new full-time positions.

As Director of Ministry Services, Marilyn Jackson will focus on providing ministry support to the 95 parishes across the diocese, while Director of Operations Theresa Campbell will manage the delivery of non-ministry, administrative and operational services at the Catholic Pastoral Centre. 

Marilyn Jackson has served in the diocesan Office of Evangelization and Catechesis since February 2018. She worked in sacramental preparation at St. Ann’s Parish in Flin Flon, MB for some 15 years. She is a facilitator trainer for the Nobody’s Perfect Parenting Program and in that capacity has travelled to communities across Saskatchewan, as well as to Pangnirtung, Nunavet and Yellowknife, NT. Her experience also includes ten years in pregnancy care ministry and a short stint as a fundraiser. A member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Martensville, Jackson has a passion for evangelization and discipleship. She is married to Ken, and has four adult children and seven grandchildren.

Theresa Campbell joins the diocese after 17 years serving patients, clients and residents in the healthcare sector. Her background includes a BA from the University of Saskatchewan as well as various finance and leadership courses, and she is currently undertaking the Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation. Committed to continuous improvement and service excellence, Campbell says that she believes faith is a way of life which is characterized by a constant and ongoing renewal of mind and heart. She adds that she is very excited to use the gifts God has given her to serve the diocese. A member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Martensville, Theresa is mother to two teenage sons.

Office of Migration

After working part-time assisting in the diocesan Office of Migration for the past year, Jan Bigland-Pritchard will serve as coordinator with the departure of Sofia Berumen, who is moving to Alberta.

Jan Bigland-Pritchard has worked in the United Kingdom as a theological educator, training Anglican, Methodist and Roman Catholic students for a variety of ministries. She grew up in Saskatoon, but spent half her adult life in the UK, where she raised her family. Returning to Saskatchewan in 2005, she served as Director of the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism until 2011, while also serving as the Anglican minister for three rural parishes. She was Rector of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church from 2011 to 2017, and has served as Refugee Coordinator for the Anglican Diocese of Saskatoon since then. Married to Mark for 30 years, she has also served as a volunteer facilitator with the CPC Transitions program for about five years.