by | Sep 30, 2020


To speak to someone about a concern related to the Eparchial Safeguarding Policy: Covenant of Care, Electronic Communication and Technology & Abuse and Misconduct Policy, please contact:
Adam Ward, Administrative Coordinator of Eparchial Safeguarding Policy
Tel.: 306-653-0138 ext. 229
E-mail: safeguarding@skeparchy.org

New Online Platform:



What is the online delivery process for training?

First you can view our new Online Training Tutorial video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IewlTuJfOI

Then go to https://www.skeparchy.org/wordpress/courses/ and follow the steps listed in the video to complete your training and download your certificates.

NOTE: It is the responsibility of the person taking the training to forward their certificate to the appropriate supervisor/ministry/parish office for filing.

Also, the Criminal Records Check (or in addition Vulnerable Sector Check as required) remains in effect, as do all other administrative matters in the Policy.

Eparchial Covenant of Care Advisory Committee

Marcella Ogenchuk, RN PhD – Advisory Committee Chair

Marcella is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience in acute and
community nursing. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees at
the University of Saskatchewan. Currently, she works as an Associate
Professor at the College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan.
Her teaching experience and research are focused on the pediatric
population. Contact: marcellajo@sasktel.net


Fr. Andre Lalach, B.A., M. Div., MACP – Fr. Andre Lalach is a priest of the
Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon. Ordained a priest in 2005, he
currently serves as Priest-Administrator for the Dormition & District
Ukrainian Catholic Parishes, as a Campus Minister at St. Thomas More
College, and Certified Counselor at the University of Saskatchewan Student
Wellness Centre. He is married to Luba (2002), and is dad to Roman (2005)
and Annika (2009). Contact: alalach@sasktel.net

Cornelia Kyba worked for 30 years before retiring from SaskTel in
December 1997. Working in various departments within SaskTel, she ended
her career as a Customer Services support manager including several years as
the Management rep on the SaskTel Employee Assistance Personal Problem
Program. In January 2002, she joined the Eparchy of Saskatoon in her present position as Office Administrator. Cornelia was an active member of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish holding a variety of leadership roles including Parish president. Cornelia also is a 40-year member of Saskatoon Sigma Phi. Married to Bruce Bobinski in 2000, she and Bruce now enjoy their role as grandparents of 5 and great-grandparents of 3, while still taking time to enjoy golf, vacations to warmer climates during the Winter and, of course, staying in tune with the demands of Eparchial needs!
Contact: cmkyba1@hotmail.com

Brenda Pasloski has been a Social Worker for almost 30 years. She primarily worked as a Medical Social worker in the former Sunrise Health Region. She was the Director of the Social Work Department for 15 years. Brenda was a member of the Ethics Committee, led the Critical Incident Stress Management Team, and held various other positions. Continuing working for Saskatchewan Health Authority, she currently is employed as the Provincial Palliative Care Educator for the province of Saskatchewan. She has been a member of UCWL and on Parish Council, as well as the Life Transitions Coordinator for the Eparchy of Saskatoon. She and her husband Ron farm outside of Saskatoon and enjoy golfing, and spending time outdoors. Contact: pasloskibren@gmail.com


Marusia Kobrynsky was born in Canora, Saskatchewan where she grew up as a member of a vibrant Ukrainian Catholic community. Marusia has served as President, Treasurer, Auditor, Vice-President, Catechist, Cantor and Choir Director in parishes in Saskatoon, North Battleford, and Melville. She is currently the Treasurer for the National UCWLC and the Secretary of the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organisations Endowment Fund. Marusia has been engaged in the private practice of law for more than 40 years, during which time she has acted as legal counsel to the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saskatoon and numerous other non-profit organizations. She is now employed by the Eparchy as the Archivist and Office Assistant and she continues to act as the Eparchy’s legal counsel. Marusia serves on the Covenant of Care Advisory Committee in a volunteer capacity. Marusia is married to Donald MacKinnon and they have 3 adult children. Contact: mkobrynsky@sasktel.net

Deborah Nahachewsky received a BA in Religious Studies (1985) and a BSc(cert) in Computer Sciences (1986). She was a graduate of the first Eparchial Lay Formation Program (2000). In 2001 she became a Cadet Instructor Cadre Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. Part of her training has allowed her to serve as a Unit Human Rights Advisor, a Unit Cadet Conflict Management Advisor, and a Workplace Harassment Advisor. At present, she works full time as a Zone Training Officer supporting and mentoring both officers and cadets. She is a member of the UCWLC and has served on both the Eparchial and National Executives as a Spiritual Development Chairperson. Debbie is married to Fr. Ivan Nahachewsky. They have 4 children: Roman (Katie), Sophia (Jay), Andriy (Andrea) and Nina. So far, they have been blessed with 5 grandchildren: Peter, Benjamin, Silas, Gabriella and Kassia. Contact: debnaha@sasktel.net


Deborah Patrick-Larmour, JD, JCL – Deborah is a lifelong Ukrainian Catholic of the Eparchy of Saskatoon. Married to Don Larmour for 40 years, mother of 6 and grandmother of 12 children. Formerly an active parishioner of Ss. Peter and Paul, Saskatoon, she currently attends St. Georges Cathedral. Deborah has a background in theology and philosophy as well as a Civil law degree (with experience in Criminal and Family Law) as well as a Canon Law master’s degree and Licentiate. Deborah worked to develop the current Safeguarding Policy in the Eparchy of Saskatoon and assisted in the development of the policy for Safeguarding in the Eparchy of Toronto. She worked as the Eparchy of Saskatoon’s Coordinator of Care (Safeguarding) from 2016 to 2023. Currently Deborah is working as a Judge and Advocate for the Archdiocese of Edmonton’s Ecclesial Marriage Tribunal. Contact: dplarmour@proton.me


Cst. Kelsey Trott, MA – Kelsey has been a police officer since 2016 and is currently posted in the Saskatoon area. Kelsey is also a Canadian Forces reserve infantry officer with the North Saskatchewan Regiment in Saskatoon and has worked with Canada Border Services Agency for 10 years before becoming a police officer. His career has taken him across the country working in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Ontario, Nunavut and Yukon. Kelsey is also a PhD student in psychology at the University of Regina studying social and cognitive psychology in policing. Kelsey volunteers with the Canadian Society for Evidence-based Policing as a Research Associate which works towards incorporating academic research into police policies. Kelsey is married to his wife Shelby and is a step-dad to 3 busy children and is an avid baseball fan. Contact: kelseyctrott@gmail.com



Adam Ward – Eparchial Administrative Coordinator of Safeguarding Policy

Adam studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Ottawa and he is a former member of the Royal Canadian Air Force. His diverse working background includes over ten years in the Electronics Manufacturing Industry and, more recently, five years in the Aerospace Industry. Originally from Ontario, Adam now calls Saskatoon home and he is a proud member of the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of St. George’s Parish. Along with his work for the Eparchy, Adam is the Treasurer/Office Administrator at St. George’s Ukrainian Senior Citizens Residence.

Contact: safeguarding@skeparchy.org