Jennifer joined the Cathedral staff team in May, 2016. As parish administrator, she liaises with the dean, staff, and parish leadership in planning and implementing the Vision of the Cathedral in the office, the parish, and the community. She is responsible for scheduling, facilitating, and harmonizing events, programs, and meetings that take place within the Cathedral. She also provides administrative support to the staff team and parish leadership.
Jennifer LeBlanc is the only member of our staff whose ministry description is produced in an extra-small font, so as to fit on one page!
Amongst the most time-consuming aspects of Jennifer’s job is managing space bookings and rental agreements. In any given week there can be as many as 60 calls on cathedral space, and this doesn’t include the need to shift and accommodate when an urgent need arises, such as a funeral.
Jennifer also serves as our office manager, ensuring that equipment – photocopiers, folding machines, phones, and computers – are in good repair and that needed supplies are ordered and close to hand.
She is responsible for the production of wedding and funeral leaflets, and for the completion of all related documentation for the Church and, where required, the government.
In the past year or so, Jennifer has also taken on the management of our compliance with the diocesan safe church policy, which includes keeping police record checks and safe-church training up to date for staff and volunteers.
Jennifer also manages the dean’s calendar – and, whenever she can get away with it, the dean! This often includes the time-consuming task of scheduling meetings for multiple busy participants. She also undertakes project management, for example, our recent migration to Office 365, and our upcoming plans to digitize the archival materials related to our stained glass windows. In addition to this, Jennifer is a savvy planner of hospitality, and often helps us conserve resources by providing internally for breakfast meetings, and other occasions.
Most of all, Jennifer LeBlanc is the eyes and ears of the cathedral office – whereas many of the staff have roles that take them away from “the hub,” Jennifer is there, watching, listening, gaining intelligence, and solving problems as they arise all day, every day.
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