It is with great joy and excitement that I share with you the news of the appointment of the Rev. Bonnie Matthews as our Cathedral Deacon. Bonnie will serve with us for a period of three years, effective July 1, 2018.
Deacon Matthews's responsibilities will include liturgical participation as it is fitting for the liturgical role of a deacon. These responsibilities will include oversight and coordination of Eucharistic Visitors, seasonal formation offerings about Servant Ministry, serving as deacon for diocesan events organized by and/or at our Cathedral, as well as visiting other communities across ECCT once month, raising awareness about our Cathedral ministry. Deacon Bonnie will be present with us twice a month.
Deacon Bonnie was ordained as a vocational deacon in 2012. She has worked at Hartford Hospital for 44 years as a Surgical Technician. Deacon Bonnie likes to do counted cross stich, read and cook. She is the happy grandmother of two grandchildren and is excited about welcoming her third grandchild to this world in late December. Her daughter and son-in-law reside in Northport, Long Island, New York, as part of his assignment in the Coast Guard.
Please join me in welcoming Deacon Bonnie into our midst!