I was born in the small township of Rotherham, North Canterbury, so had a rural upbringing. At the age of twelve, I made an intentional decision to follow Jesus while at a Christian camp. My husband, Bryan and I have four adult children. Our family has lived in both the North and South Island, and one year in the Philippines working with Asian Outreach. For relaxation, I like to walk and read. My working background is teaching and church leadership and my role at Grace, since 2014, has been Pastoral Care Co-ordination. I'm passionate about encouraging people in their individual walk with God and linking people into appropriate help and support.