Kathleen Winter steps into role of Chaplain for U3A
Rockhampton and District reports that they have appointed Kathleen Winter
to the position of Chaplain for the organisation.
‘After two years searching for the perfect person within our membership
to fill the role, we are thrilled to announce that Kathleen has accepted
the position,’ said U3A Rockhampton and District president, Cheryl
‘Members, Alan Watts and Lance Cowan had long called for such a
person to offer comfort and support to members in time of need. They waited
for the right person… and have found her!’
U3A provides ongoing learning, social and physical activities for older
members of the community. Whether depressed, lonely, facing illness or
family upheaval, there are times when we all need a comforting shoulder
to lean on… And a Chaplain fills that role,’ Cheryl said.
A long term resident in Rockhampton, Kathleen has a great deal of experience
in a hospital providing pastoral care and aged care.
‘I am fairly new to U3A, and I am looking forward to getting to
know members and assisting them if, in any way, they feel the need of
my support,’ Kathleen said this week. ‘I really appreciate
this opportunity to continue the pastoral care work that I love.’
As chaplain Kathleen will fill a need in U3A without it being a religious
post. For U3A members, Kathleen will be on hand to offer hospital or home
visits, a chat over a cuppa, grief counselling, and if needed, guidance
towards more professional services. Kathleen can be contacted at email@example.com
or phone 0408 276 628.
For general enquiries about U3A, contact president, Cheryl Wickes on 0428
452 836 or check the website, https://www.u3arockhampton.org.au