I am more than fortunate to be living and working in the most awesome suburb of Wellington, Island Bay. I enjoy my work as this brings me into contact with folk, mainly from Island Bay, from all different walks of life who have amazing skills, talents and experiences.
My part time shared role as an administrator, pastoral assistant and facilities manager involves communicating info in various forms, gathering support for folk in need and ensuring that our premises meet the expectations of all who use our facilities.
I love working with other church and community administrators to help provide a range of combined activities in Island Bay for the wider church and Island Bay community.
My husband John and I have been married for a wonderful for 35 years. All three of our precious blessings are married and we have, thus far, six wonderful granddaughters from nearly 2 years old to 14 years old.
I am passionate about valuing people and creating strong connections within community and therefore consider it a privilege to also be a member of the Wellington Timebank steering committee.
I’m 56 and have lived most of my life in Invercargill. 2013 is my 18th year living in Wellington now, most of it in Island Bay. Island Bay has a good feel about it for me. Near the beach, shops, church and has lots of trees and lovely gardens.
I enjoy walking, writing poetry (mostly about nature), and reading.
Here at church I come in two mornings a week to help out in the office. I write up the roster then contact the appropriate folk each week with a reminder, water the plants, write and send birthday cards, wrap presents, answer the phone, sweep leaves at the North entrance etc.
I was diagnosed with Parkinsons disease about 7 years ago now. Most of the time the medication keeps the shakes and tight muscles under control but other times it’s a real struggle for me. Praise God for medication and my church family as I would be a mess without it.