Bishop Paul Colton appoints his new Secretary and Personal Assistant

The Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Dr Paul Colton is delighted to announce the appointment of Denise Stobart (née Brueckl) as Bishop’s Secretary and Personal Assistant. For the past sixteen months Denise has been working as the Diocesan Media and Information Technology Officer and from today, 1st November 2022, she takes on this additional role. Also included in this role is the grants administration for Saint Stephen’s Protestant Orphan Society and Cork Indigent Roomkeepers’ Society.

With this announcement Denise has also decided to use her new married name going forward.

Announcing the appointment, the Bishop said:

I am hugely pleased that, in addition to her half-time work as Diocesan Media and IT Officer in Cork, Cloyne and Ross, Denise Stobart has accepted my appointment as my part-time secretary and personal assistant. With some re-ordering of work in our offices – the Diocesan Office and the Bishop’s Office – Denise will also assume responsibility for the grants administration of the Saint Stephen’s Protestant Orphan Society and the Cork Indigent Roomkeepers’ Society.

Consolidating all of this portfolio of activities and roles in Denise, who is a very creative and active person and who has come to know and understand our United Dioceses well, represents a wonderful step forward for us all in this part of the Church of Ireland. I wish Denise well as she takes on these new roles and I look forward very much to working with her.

Upon her appointment, Denise said:

I really enjoy working part-time as Media and IT Officer for the Diocese and I have been having a great time getting out and about meeting people from all over Cork, Cloyne and Ross. I particularly enjoy working with Bishop Paul and I am delighted that he is giving me this opportunity to work more closely with him.

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