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Calderdale Methodist Circuit : Meet the Team – Pastoral Workers

Mrs Stella Christie
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Stella and her husband John, moved to Halifax in 2003, after living in Hertfordshire for 30 years. Her 2 black labradors love walking in the hills, and they usually take her along. She makes lace, weaves, sews, and does yoga, when time permits. She holds joint membership and is an Anglican Reader!

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Mrs Paula Prosser
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Paula writes:

I was born in Thornton, near Blackpool. On leaving school I worked for the same company for 20 years, I worked my way up, the day I handed my notice in to say I was leaving to go to Bible College was the day they offered me the Buyer's Job which would have meant travelling around the world to different Trade Fairs, but I knew God was calling me to go Cliff College.

While at Cliff (1994/95) I finished my Local Preacher training, and gained ‘Certificate in Biblical & Evangelistic Ministry’. I certainly learnt a lot and have some very happy memories of my time there. I have reconnected with many of the friends from Cliff through Facebook and it's great to be in touch again.

It was while at Cliff I met my husband Steve who was from Cornwall, to be honest we didn't like each other to begin with! Steve managed to get a job in Bradford. We got married in August 1996. We have lived in Bradford apart from four months when we lived in Kilmarnock since we got married.

I was an Exams Officer for Bradford College, but I had to give that up due to problems with my arm, after a few operations, I was told I wouldn't be able to do office work again. I prayed about what I could do and the Lay Worker's job came up in the Halifax Circuit. I applied and have been a Lay Employee since September 2005.

We have one daughter Sarah who left school July 2015 and is now doing an apprenticeship in Business.

I am still a Governor at the Primary School Sarah went to. I enjoy making cards, gardening and I've just joined a Gym!

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