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Allan MacLean

Allan MacLean has joined the diocese as the personnel and Safe Church officer.  ~McKnight photo

Personnel and Safe Church officer hired

By Gisele McKnight

Allan MacLean is thrilled to be back in Fredericton, and just as happy to be the Diocese of Fredericton’s newest employee.

Allan began work as the personnel and Safe Church officer April 3.

“I love Fredericton,” he said. “I intentionally found a place downtown so I could walk to work.”

Allan is from the Truro, N.S. area, but earned an honours degree in history from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. He has since earned a one-year advanced diploma in human resources management from the New Brunswick Community College in Moncton. Allan then qualified for the Chartered Professional in Human Resource (CPHR) designation, bringing a level of professional expertise to our diocese.

“My aunt recommended I apply for this,” said Allan, adding she is a United Church minister in Monc-ton. “She figured with my background I might be a good candidate.”

She was right. His human resources background includes study on some important aspects of the new job: training and development, and health and safety. He will soon be travelling to parishes to deliver Safe Church training and will become the diocesan resource person and administrator for Safe Church.

Allan’s parents still live near Truro. His mother is a nurse and his father, a forestry technician. Both are from Cape Breton, and grew up on neighbouring farms.

“It’s super convenient to visit all my grandparents at once!” he said.

Allan and much of his family are centred in Fredericton. His younger brother is a UNB student in its chemical engineering faculty. His younger sister is accepted to the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton for the fall term.

Safe Church brochure

Safe Church brochure: Safe Church will become a huge part of Allan’s role in the diocese.

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