By Rachel Davey
I arrived at The Haven to take up the position of Programs Manager in November 2006, very nearly ten years ago. I find it hard to believe that so much time has passed! It has been an incredibly rich ten years and I have been privileged to meet and work with some amazing people and witness transformation and relational learning in action on a daily basis. That’s not to say that there haven’t been some difficult days, and it’s never dull!
Some of you may have already heard that I am moving temporarily to Victoria in September and I will be splitting my time between Victoria and The Haven. I will be continuing in my role as Executive Director and using all that modern technology can offer to work remotely when I am not on site.
This is only possible thanks to the willingness of the directors of the Haven Foundation board to take a leap of faith and to offer me the opportunity to see if I can make these new arrangements work between September 2015 and June 2016, the next school year. It is Rory’s last year of high school next year and Izzy graduated from Gabriola Elementary in June 2015. They are both at school in Victoria now and I wanted us to be together for this very important year. I appreciate all the many people who have helped me to make this possible.
I am also grateful to the amazing team of people at The Haven who make this possible, the staff. The management team will continue to ensure a high quality experience for everyone who comes to The Haven. I will be in regular contact and will be at The Haven once or twice a month.
I am looking forward with excitement to this next phase in my life, and to being closer to the many different Haven friends and sister organizations in Victoria.