We are so blessed to have chaplains as part of our care team at Young Discoverers. Crosslife Church made a commitment several years ago to ensure that staff, families and children had access to the support of a chaplain as needed. The chaplains are there to chat with, they run classes such as parenting courses, they support educators with lesson prep as required, organize volunteers to help run family events and provide “Sunday School” type classes to our children. These ladies are a true asset to our service and we don’t know what we ever did without them! Let me introduce you to our beautiful chaplains.
We have two chaplains, Nan, who is based at Helensvale and Lisa, based at Highland Reserve.
Nan has a passion for working with children and has worked in childcare for many years. Nan recently achieved her Bachelor of Early Childhood and has been working in the capacity of chaplain since mid 2014. Nan brings a wealth of experience and is always willing to have a chat.
Lisa has been with us for a few years now after initially starting as a volunteer with our founding chaplain, Gloria (now retired). Lisa has a background in youth work and has a natural affinity with children. Lisa is passionate about providing support structures for people in need and also makes a mean cuppa!!
We are also so very blessed to have a third chaplain in Deb, filling in on the Chaplaincy team as required but also a much loved staff member at our OSHC centre at Highland Reserve State School. Deb holds a Certificate III in Children’s Services.
Please introduce yourselves to our Chaplains and if you ever need a chat know that their door is always open!