This week we are catching up with Sally Hunter who has been catching up after a week’s holiday and eating lots of biscuits!
Who are you and what do you do?
I have been the Church Administrator at All Saints Ecclesall for 2.5 years. Before I joined All Saints my jobs have included working for the Royal College of Surgeons and the Magna Carta Trust. Out of work I am Mum to Robbie, who is 6, and I do tap dancing (very badly!). I am also Chair of Ecclesall Pre-School Committee, which is a challenging but rewarding role.
What exactly is a Church Administrator?
In the nutshell the role is to support the clergy and Ministry Team, so that they can get on with their Ministry Roles. That includes printing service sheets, preparing the weekly notices, letter writing, rotas, answering queries, organising staffing for funerals and weddings and a whole host of other things I can’t think of at the moment.
What are the most challenging parts of the job?
The role is not rocket science but the big challenge is managing my time so that every task and every person I deal with gets the attention they deserve.
What do you love the most about your job?
The people- the Church family are lovely and everyone is so appreciative.
Are you enjoying belonging to the All Saints church family?
I was part of the church family before joining the staff team and have always felt very welcome here. My time in church on Sundays is very different to my role in the week. Some time ago I felt a calling to help with children’s ministry and most Sundays I lead the Explore (3-5 years) group. It’s a lovely age group and they can always make me smile!
What difference does Christian faith make in your life?
God is continually challenging me to serve and broaden my horizons- without my faith I don’t think I would have done many of the things I am doing now.