Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
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Kristin Woodard and Lisa Bodenstedt Welcomed to the Bishop’s Staff

New hires begin this month

ROCHESTER - The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester has hired a Diocesan Accountant and an Interim Manager for the Good Book Store.

Kristin Woodward, who will serve as the Diocesan Accountant, has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the Rochester Institute of Technology and has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and financial management, in both commercial and not-for-profit organizations. She starts September 9th and will spend a few weeks cross-training with Twila Anderson, who is retiring from this position later this month.

“We were honored to speak with several highly qualified candidates during our search process,” said Todd Rubiano, Chief Financial Missioner for the Diocese. “In addition to her accounting expertise, Kristin’s experience with financial management helped her stand out as someone who can grow with the Diocese in the years ahead.”

Lisa Bodenstedt, who will serve as Interim Manager of the Good Book Store, is a parishioner at St. Thomas’, Rochester.  She comes to the Diocese with many years of experience in academic and non-profit administration and leadership. Her work at the Rochester Institute of Technology focused on strategic planning, course coordination/oversight, and direct student coaching. Lisa has also volunteered regularly with Isaiah House, a hospice in Rochester.

“Our team interviewed some dedicated and qualified candidates for this position,” said Matthew Townsend, Communications Missioner. “What fascinated us about Lisa is her creativity and love of problem-solving, combined with her experience in education and leadership. In addition to managing the store, Lisa will work with the Rev. Canon Julie Cicora, myself and Good Book Store stakeholders to help strategize the next phase of the mission.”

Lisa is currently training with Jane Reynolds, Good Book Store Manager, who retires this month.

Please pray for Kristin and Lisa as they begin their new ministries.