I’m Maggie and delighted to be starting in the role of Families Pastor here at Romsey Methodist Church. My husband is in the Royal Navy, and we have three boys so enjoy a busy family life despite all the challenges that can come our way. Some of my passions are being creative and spending as much time outside as possible. It could be pottering in the garden and trying to successfully get some home-grown vegetables, enjoying our pet chickens, taking the dogs for a walk or watching and supporting the various sports that my children take part in. I grew up in North Wales, so holidays often involve getting back to see family and friends and enjoy that part of God’s amazing planet.
I’m looking forward to supporting the family work that goes on here at Romsey and developing relationships with everyone in the Church as well as furthering connections with the local community. Seeing the great passion and love for all here is wonderful, and the welcome I have experienced over these initial few weeks is very much appreciated, but please forgive me if I get names muddled up for a little while longer.
I will be listening to what God wants and seeking to build new opportunities for families to develop their faith journey, building on existing things as well as establishing what new things can be offered to children and their parents. I’m excited to see how I can serve and show God’s love and support for all members of God’s family here in Romsey and connect and develop relationships of support across the generations.
Finally, I wanted to share a bible verse with you that I found strength in during the recent changes in my life and in starting this new role.
Isaiah 40.31 “ But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength, They will soar on wings like an eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”