Sandy is on medical leave from July 2017. Please contact the office for assistance.
Profile: Sandy Renew
Sandy was born in the UK and has been married to Peter for 38 years and they have 3 sons.
Sandy trained as a specialist Physical Education Teacher with additional Outdoor Pursuits gaining her Teaching Certificate and Batchelor of Education (B.Ed Hons). In 2000 she changed career direction to teaching students with Specific Learning Difficulties taking a Diploma in SpLD through the Hornsby Dyslexia International. In addition to her teaching degree, Sandy’s professional registration is as an Associate Member of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA); Member of Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific learning Difficulties (PATOSS).
Sandy undertook Christian Mission training at the Selly Oak Colleges in Birmingham, UK, in 1984. Since then, Sandy and Peter’s mission assignments with the Church Mission Society, The International Assistance Mission and Christian Blind Mission International (CBM) have led to the whole family living and travelling in 7 countries. These include: UK, Afghanistan, Kenya, India, Thailand and Malaysia. And now, as at 2015, Sandy and Peter live in Ashburton, NZ.
Sandy also has significant administration, computers and organising experience, some of which was exercised in working for a number of humanitarian and social services organisations in Africa and Asia. Sandy’s supplementary Christian training includes the running of Alpha courses, Alpha Marriage courses, Christian Counselling and prayer, dance worship and Christian listening skills. Sandy and Peter also have the experience of living on a serving Christian Community for four years, while assisting in the running of spiritual retreats, prayer conferences and church training courses.
Sandy is available for the following:
- Visits or phone calls to our housebound members.
- Arranging Home Communion with the minister to housebound members
- Delivery of CD recordings of services on request.
- Visits to Retirement communities, nursing facilities, hospitals,and hospices.
- Provide pastoral care in the absence of the minister.
- Provide grief support in consultation with the minister.
- Follow up visits through weddings, funerals, baptisms.
- Assist with rest home & hospital services.