New volunteer Maxine Wardle with experienced volunteer Maggie Panter. Photo by Kate Werneburg
New volunteers in People Presence
In the past few weeks, Holy Trinity has been blessed by the presence of six new People Presence volunteers: Sophia, Izzy, James, Michael, Maxine, and Susan. They are a wonderful blend of students, professionals, and retirees, who have come to us mainly from the wider community. They are invigorating our open hours ministry to tourists, spiritual seekers, and regular drop-in guests. Most of these new volunteers attended a recent training in de-escalating verbal aggression which Barb Panter gave to our People Presence team and staff, and are starting to work alongside experienced volunteers in our ministry of hospitality.
If you see them, please stop and say hi, and let them know how glad we are to have them joining us.
During the Easter season, we welcomed two new staff members, Doug Morris and Kate Werneburg.
Kate is our administrative assistant and volunteer co-ordinator. Her tasks include the weekly bulletin, recruiting and processing new volunteers and liasing with experienced volunteers and parish leaders to keep our activities running smoothly. She is also a corporate coach, actor, and writer.
Doug is the new Lead Caretaker at Church of the Holy Trinity. Although new to this role Doug will be familiar to some as a fill-in caretaker for the past couple of years. In this new role he will be working three and a half days a week.