On Friday 16th July we celebrated Wendy’s 25th year in service to Shekinah. Here are some wonderful words our Chief Executive John had to share.

Today we had a milestone celebration for our longest serving member of staff Wendy Chapman. Wendy celebrated her 25th work anniversary this year and we couldn’t let it pass without recognising this fantastic achievement. Our Chief Exec John Hamblin wrote a few words about Wendy below.

I have had the privilege of working with Wendy for nearly 20 years. Wendy is the longest serving member of staff at Shekinah and has seen lots of changes during that time. She started working at Shekinah when we were based in the former night shelter which used to be on our current site in Bath St. During her time she will have worked with hundreds if not thousands of people, many of whom received her support, often under very difficult circumstances.

Having grown up in Stonehouse, Wendy was always the go to person if we needed information. Her knowledge of people and their stories earned her respect from both staff and people that used Shekinah’s services. Never afraid to have difficult conversations with people, or to step in to break up fights, the one thing that has not changed with Wendy is her deep concern and care for people that come into Shekinah. Anyone who gives 25 years of service deserves recognition and thanks, so from all of us at Shekinah and all the people whose lives you have touched, thank you Wendy for all you have given.