I have been a full-fledged member of MCCT for over 20 years along with my partner, Margi Wallace but also attended regularly prior to our becoming monthly donating members. We worked together as Sanctuary Saints for over 15 years until the church changed the time to the
day shift when I was still attending work. We regularly volunteered to assist with MCCT’s Christmas Eve service at Roy Thompson Hall in roles of usher/communion servers. With the MCCT Dragon Boat team, I held a number of positions over 10 seasons such as the team Administrative Assistant, Race Coordinator and then Captain which allowed me to use my skills in people management and problem solving to have a number of successful seasons. I have since been assisting Margi with the Refugee clothing handouts/organizing her space as needed since 2017. I recently retired in July of 2021 but wanted to add to my volunteering experience and so began working at the Birchcliff Bluffs United Church Food Bank, as needed, and enjoy working with this critical team.
To give you a better understanding of my background and why I believe that I can contribute to this board; I took Business-Tourism in college which allowed me to learn a number of management skills along with Accounting (university level). These courses allowed me to then develop and manage my own budgets when working as an Executive Housekeeper with Four Seasons Hotels and, I also took a number of accounting/budgeting courses over the years of my career in both hospitality and healthcare. My last position as a Manager at St. Michael’s hospital had me responsible for the management of 62 full-time equivalents and a 5.2million annual budget and succeeded all 8 years in being “under budget”.
I work well independently and as part of a team and would like the opportunity to provide what expertise and perspective I can to MCCT’s three committees under the umbrella of “Governance, Finance, and Engagement”.
– Stephenie Naugler