As Office Administrator, Thelma is the staff ‘Mom’; hers is the voice you’ll hear when you call the church office; she publishes the weekly bulletins, answers your emails, provides reports, manages the calendar, takes minutes, and carefully and competently completes a thousand other tasks for the staff and congregation each day. We’re not saying she’s omnipotent, but she’s pretty super.
Thelma joined the staff team in the fall of 2000, just two years after immigrating to Canada in with her family from Kuwait. In Kuwait, Thelma had worked in the personnel department of an oil-drilling company. Says Thelma: “What I love about working for Philpott, is the warmth and kindness of the people. It has truly been a community of Grace for me from the first day I worked here.”
While Thelma came to us from Kuwait, she was born and raised in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. She likes to get back to India to visit relatives every couple of years. Thelma has two grown sons: David and Blake who were both born in Kuwait, grew up in Hamilton, and graduated from McMaster University’s Engineering program.