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Three New Hires at Seabury Hall

February 17, 2021, 3:28 PM HST
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Seabury Hall announced the appointment of three new hires including: Jon Toda as Middle School Head, alumna Brittany Young as Director of Alumni Relations, and Father Christopher Golding as School Chaplain. 

Toda is the current Director of Technology and has been at Seabury Hall for over 20 years. He replaces Jacqueline Neal who was named as the new Head of School at Carden Academy. Toda will oversee the Middle School academic program and continue to serve on the Leadership Team. He begins his new post on June 1. 

Jon Toda brings decades of work experience in innovation and technology. He is an experienced school leader who works at the intersection of academics, technology, and student support. As a music enthusiast Toda has spent years developing Seabury Hall’s Hawaiian Ensemble program and teaching ʻukulele and music performance. An architect by training, Toda is a graduate of Maui High School and the University of Colorado.

Young started in her position on Feb. 1. She is responsible for establishing connections between alumni and Seabury Hall and providing relevant programs and events that engage and benefit alumni and the school community. Young will also oversee the annual Golf Tournament, Alumni reunions, Alumni networking events, Seabury Hall-oween and Hall-iday Events for Charity, Donor Cultivation Events, and the Maunalei Giving Day. Born on Nantucket and raised on Maui, Young graduated from Seabury Hall in 2007. 

Brittany Young brings extensive experience in the non-profit and philanthropic event planning and fundraising sectors to Seabury Hall. After graduating from Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services in 2013, she worked with the Boston Bruins Foundation which works closely with the NHL Bruins hockey team and collaborates with charitable organizations that demonstrate a commitment to health and wellness, education, and athletics. Through events and initiatives, the Foundation has generated $30 million which they distributed through grants to organizations in Boston.

Father Golding will join the school in August as the School Chaplain. He will teach religion classes in addition to providing guidance and support to students and staff. Father Golding had previously served as the Associate Priest, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and School in Baton Rouge. He has been the Vicar at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Kailua as well as the Associate Rector at Parish of St. Clement in Honolulu. 

Ft. Chris Golding grew up in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia and has served in rural and urban settings as a parish priest and school chaplain in both Australia and the U.S. Ordained in 2011, Golding is passionate about liturgy, music, and all-ages Christian formation, and strives to bring a pastoral heart to all his ministry.
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