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Week of October 4, 2004
Hill focuses on mission for Catholic hospitals
Special to the WCR
Stephen Hill, the former director of Trappers' Lake Retreat House in Yellowknife, was been named mission integration director for the Alberta Catholic Health Corporation (ACHC).
Hill joined the ACHC Sept. 1.
His most recent work was as director of pastoral care at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston, Ont. Prior to his work there, Stephen was the executive director of retreat and spirituality centres with the Sisters of Providence in Kingston, the Loyola Jesuit Renewal Centre in Portland, Ore., and Trappers' Lake in Yellowknife.
He has served as retreat director and spiritual director for the past 15 years and served on the board of directors for Retreats International at Notre Dame University. He began his journey in ministry as a live-in assistant in one of Jean Vanier's L'Arche communities in Ottawa for three years.
His first career was in professional theatre and film. He had more than 40 theatre, film and TV credits over seven years in Toronto, Calgary, Lindsay, Ont., London, Ont., and in the West End of London, England, prior to volunteering at L'Arche.
He is married to a Japanese-Canadian, Atsuko, a full-time homemaker and part-time Japanese writer and translator. They have a 12-year-old son, Keita.
Hill has bachelor degrees in arts, education and sacred theology and a master of divinity. He also is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, in England.
Accountable to the chief executive officer, Hill will play a key role with the corporation through the development of resources and programs to support and enhance the Catholic identity, mission and values of the ACHC and its sponsored organizations.
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