Today I can share with you the very exciting news that a new member of our ministry staff team is joining us next year. Ms Kat Cowell will commence in the role of Women’s and Families’ Minister in January. This follows several months of prayer, searching and chatting with possible candidates for the role. A few weeks ago Kat was interviewed by a panel of three Parish Councillors and subsequently invited to take up the role. She is a godly and intelligent person with a heart for people. I am very grateful to God for sending her to us.
Kat will be discipling women both individually and in small groups, as well as being actively involved in all three of our Sunday gatherings, and taking on the chaplaincy role to St Jude’s Childcare. She is married to Nigel, who will be a Student Minister with us over the next two years, while he completes his studies at Moore College. Please join me in praying for them both, and for ourselves, as we prepare to welcome them early next year.
Still on the topic of recruitment, we hope to advertise for a new church administrator soon. Realistically it will probably be the new year before we have someone in the role. In the mean time, the assistance of our office volunteers continues to be absolutely invaluable.
In brief, please check out the Mission News (inside) and if you are able, do take a box to fill for Operation Christmas Child!