Oak Development Trust is an arm of Riccarton Baptist Church. The Trust aims to improve the quality of life for those in the Riccarton area and further afield by providing leadership and resources to help meet their social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs.
It’s a privilege to be the Trust Manager for the Oak Development Trust working with a great team in all we do in the Riccarton West community and further afield. I myself am a Registered Nurse and bring a holistic health focus to the work of the Trust. I am married to Colin and have four adult children who are good friends along with their partners and I enjoy the gift of each of the 10 grandchildren that fill up my life and remind me my energy is not endless. I enjoy reading, learning, sharing coffee with friends and being in creation, always enjoying finding new spots to be in and explore.
Community Development Worker
I am married to Alan and we have lived in Riccarton our whole married life. We have three adult children. My role is to help new people feel welcome and connected. I do this by visiting them with a welcome booklet detailing activities and groups that meet in this area. I find out what people’s interests are and then introduce them to groups and activities that may work for them. I love meeting people and having this job. I know the importance of having friends around us so we are not alone or feeling isolated. When this happens we are all blessed and are stronger together, no matter what happens in life.
Cultural Support Worker
My role is to support the activities and operation of the trust. I am involved in handling the finances and general administration tasks and work as part of the Asian Wellbeing Hub team.