Hanny Naus: Educator Elder Abuse and Neglect, Age Concern
Hanny has worked with Age Concern New Zealand since 2013 with a focus on Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention and some local Age Concern community activities. Her mahi is inspired by the workers throughout the country supporting older people who have experienced abuse and their family/whanau; as well as many Age Concern’s superb efforts to enhance the wellbeing of older people in their communities. The veiled issues of abuse have arisen throughout her work experience in hospital, residential and community settings with older people and with those with disabilities.
Patricia Cooper: Anglican Diocese Refugee Resettlement Coordinator
Patricia came to New Zealand as a child in 1956 from England. Her father was in the New Zealand Army so the family moved round NZ. Her first job in Wellington was an assistant to a dentist, later Patricia worked for Miramar Medical Centre, initially as a receptionist, finishing as Practice Manager. During that time Patricia married and had two children. While living in Miramar she volunteered with the NZ Police as the Neighbourhood Support Coordinator and helped in the office for nearly 10 years. In late 2014, Archdeacon Stephen King approached Patricia about helping with a new joint venture between Red Cross, the Catholic Archdiocese and the Anglican Diocese that was starting in 2015. She happily agreed, and in February 2015, welcomed 26 former refugees to Wellington. The project is very much alive today; intakes today are of a much smaller number, around seven or eight families. The focus is collecting household items for homes; bedding, crockery, cutlery, pots/pans, laundry items and kitchenware and setting up the houses.
Judith Wigglesworth: Retreat Leader
Judith Wigglesworth lives in Carterton in the Wairarapa, having moved there in November 2018 with her husband Roger after living in Wellington for the past 35 years. She has been involved in the Anglican Church for most of her life, first in Palmerston North where she was born, and then in Wellington. Both before and since her ordination in 2008, Judith has been involved in a wide range of parish ministries. She has served as Assistant Deacon / Assistant Priest at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul and in the parishes of Onslow and Eastbourne. Judith has held several roles within Education for Ministry (EFM), having mentored several groups, and been a trainer of group mentors. In recent years Judith has developed a growing passion for retreat ministry and has led several weekend parish retreats and quiet days, most recently a quiet day in November 2018 for the Tararua Area of the Order of St Luke. She is in the final stages of training to become a spiritual director. Judith and Roger have three adult sons, two living and working in Wellington, and one in his third year of study at Otago University. The vision Judith and her husband Roger hold for their new property in Carterton includes offering a place of retreat and quiet day hospitality. Watch this space!