Zhanna is our new Office Administrator, she started in September 2016. We think she’s an amazing fit – very comfortable and capable around technology, she comes equipped with an amazingly warm personality and adds a great energy to the office with her smile. Welcome Zhanna!
If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Zhanna as yet, you can learn a little bit about her through some questions we’ve asked her.
What are some of the things you are responsible for at the church?
It’s just general office admin duties, but my favourite is formatting bulletins and readings, printing and getting them ready for services. It’s educational and spiritual at the same time as I get to read verses from the Bible at work – what a privilege!
Would you rather read on a Kindle/Tablet or turn the pages of a paperback?
Paperback, but I read on Kindle too when I travel, I don’t mind it, very convenient.
If you could travel back in time, what year or period would you travel to?
Any year when my grandparents were alive. I miss them awfully. As a child, I took them for granted and just accepted their love and gifts as any child would. Now looking back I am thinking what wonderful, fascinated people they were. I’d love to spend hours talking to them about their lives and experiences, helping them, sharing my thoughts with them.
Two things you enjoy doing on a Saturday morning?
Having breakfast with my husband and my daughter in front of TV watching “Friends”.
If you had an opportunity to give our Prime Minister Mr. Justin Trudeau some advice, what would you offer?
I haven’t had enough time to educate myself in Canadian governance and politics to form a valid opinion worthy of sharing I think. He seems to be doing fine from what I hear/see superficially.
If you had the option to travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
Can you share one thing on your bucket list?
Travelling to Africa with my husband. He was born and raised there, and he dreams of showing me his favorite places.
What’s your favorite book/movie of all time, and why?
Serengeti Shall Not Die. Book and Documentary are written and directed by Bernard Grzimek. His son died during the filming when his plane crashed inside Ngorongoro. Incredibly powerful, beautifully written story. I was about 18 when I read it and I was under the influence of it for many months. I dreamed of visiting Serengeti myself at the time. I suppose it will still happen if I get to do that Bucket list ;)
Do you have any special interests, talents or hobbies?
I love traveling, anywhere, for any reason, as long as I am on the move and seeing new places. I love reading but I am not getting much time to do it lately. I’ve been becoming quite passionate about gardening since moving to Canada and getting an actual garden – will have to see if I possess a talent with it though.
Thank you Zhanna for sharing. We are very happy to have you on board.