Last week, Ann Sabo, who has served as the bishop’s executive assistant since 2015, announced that she has accepted the position of executive assistant to Dean Owen Thompson of Christ Church Cathedral. She will begin her new role on May 9.
“I’m just going next door,” Sabo said. “I’m not leaving the diocese; I’m just serving in a new way. Bishop Smith and the staff are great to work with, and I love working here. I hope to stay in the diocese for a long time.”
“Ann has been wonderful to work with and become beloved around the diocese,” Canon to the Ordinary John Johanssen said. “We are blessed that she is staying in the diocesan family and we wish her well in her new position.”
Sabo said she decided to make the move “for my professional longevity,” acknowledging that new bishops sometimes prefer to choose their own executive assistants. “Dean Thompson has exciting new ideas for serving the community, and I want to be a part of that. Change is good, and this transition might be a good time to bring some change to the bishop’s office.”
A search for a new interim executive assistant will begin soon.