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Associate Rector’s Note

I am pleased to announce that we have been blessed in our search for our new Missioner for Children and Families and our new Communications and Administrative Assistant! 

Jody and Shana

Shana Halpin is joining us as the new Missioner to our Children and Families.  Jody Cash is joining our team as Communications and Administrative Assistant.  Both of these names are familiar to many in the parish, as they both come to us from our Day School where they have been doing fantastic work with our students and school administration for many years.

Shana Halpin has been a teacher for the last 15 years, the last four of which have been at Christ Church School.

Shana was born and raised in Louisiana and later moved to Los Angeles where she met James, her husband of 23 years. They relocated to Phoenix 20 years ago to raise their family. She is most proud of her two teenage children, Jamison and Jade. 

Shana is excited to share her love of children, art, and her passion for Christ with the youth and families at Christ Church of the Ascension.  We are excited she has accepted the call to serve out Children and Families with us!

Jody Cash earned a BA in Communication Arts (with an emphasis in Marketing) from Hillsdale College in Michigan and moved to Arizona to marry her college sweetheart, Dave. She worked in retail management and buying for 10 years.  She began teaching preschool when her daughters, Caitlin and Taylor, were young.

Jody came to Christ Church School in 2006 as a preschool teacher.  She transitioned into a variety of positions in the school office as the school expanded; most recently handling marketing, communications, and events. She has held various community and church volunteer positions throughout the past 20 years involving leadership, teaching/ training, and fundraising. We look forward to Jody’s assistance with improving our communications and outreach.  Jody’s presence on staff will also free Allison Brown away from several routine tasks that demand attention from the many operations and facilities needs for which she is responsible.

Jody is thrilled to be able to grow spiritually with and serve this amazing Christ Church community and we are very excited to have her help!

Both Shana and Jody will take up their new positions after they return from their previously planned and respective family vacations, near the end of July.  Daniel, the staff, and I are truly delighted and excited by their joining in the good work of God’s mission for our Parish.

Peace and All Good,