Posted by Merv McCormack
on 27 October 2021
It is with profound regret that I write announcing that Lydia will conclude her tour of duty with Lasallian Mission Services in January 2022.
We were excited when Lydia commenced with us in November 2020. That excitement was soon matched by an appreciation of her warm interpersonal and relationship- building skills. Lydia’s graciousness and twinkle in the eye style invariably invited welcome and rapport.
It also became apparent that Lydia was a wise and skilful professional- her skills were regularly put to good use across the District. When managing the challenges of leadership she showed sincere concern for every individual with whom she worked or provided supervision, either at the La Salle Centre, or in more distant locations. She intuitively appreciated that the bedrock of good leadership was the establishment of quality relationships, and in that domain Lydia excelled. We were all better for having those interactions with her.
It has not been an easy decision for Lydia, nor has it been an easy one for her friends and colleagues to hear. We will always be grateful for Lydia’s time with us. We benefitted, all of us, in ways personal and professional. She taught us and touched us. She leaves with our deepest appreciation of the personal and professional gifts she shared.
Lydia will not be lost to the Lasallian world- she will return to yourtown in Brisbane at the conclusion of her work at the La Salle Centre.