Kathleen Winter

Kathleen Winter

Kathleen is available to lend a willing ear
and comfort to all U3A Members
Ph: 0408276628

  Kathleen Winter steps into role of Chaplain for U3A

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 Wickes.

‘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 chaplain@u3arocky.au 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