Wed, May 2, 2012
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
This is a season of change at CFOT. The College is a buzz with activity as 1st year cadets prepare for their summer assignments, and 2nd year cadets prepare for commissioning, as well as their very first appointments. We are also experiencing other seasons of change. As June approaches we will soon be wishing a number of CFOT staff officers a fond farewell. We will also be welcoming some new officers into the fold.
Major Eric Bond (Principal) and Major Donna Bond (Director of Spiritual Formation) will be retiring this June. We thank them for their significant contribution to the training college as they have led from a place of deep spiritual committment to the Lord. The CFOT community will miss their kind hearts, wise counsel and lovely spirits. We wish them much joy and happiness on their new journey.
Major Keith Pike (Director of Field Education) will be leaving us to head to his new appointment as Territorial Youth Secretary at THQ and Major Shona Pike (Director of Personnel) will be also be heading to THQ as the Secretary for Candidates. We know that they will bring a wealth of experience and considerable gifting to these new positions. Though we are sad to see them go, we are grateful that their new responsibilities will likely bring them back to CFOT on a regular basis!
We are pleased to announce that Major Jamie Braund has been appointed as the Principal at CFOT and Major Ann Braund will be the new Director of Spiritual Formation as of June 29th. They have been with us this past year and they have been a wonderful addition to the CFOT team. Congratulations Majors Jamie and Ann. We look forward to what God has in store for the next season at CFOT!
And a big welcome to Majors Dale and Glenys Pilgrim! Major Dale will be the new Director of Field Education and Major Glenys will be the new Director of Personnel. We are sure that the congregation of Kitchener Community Church will miss you but we are so happy to welcome you to CFOT. We look forward to meeting you!
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the cadets and staff who will soon be launching into new adventures. We pray with confidence knowing that God will lead the way.