New District Wellbeing Officer

We are delighted to announce that Tara Goodall will be joining the District Team in January 2022 as our Wellbeing Officer, with a particular focus on lay employees. We have been able to create this appointment by successfully securing external funding. The role will support us in pursuing our commitment to creating a culture that enables everyone to flourish.

Alongside this role, in the New Year, we are hoping to form a Wellbeing Group within the District which would have a broader remit to improve the wellbeing of everyone involved in our church’s life. If you are interested in being part of this group please contact the District Office.

Tara moved from Hexham to Leeds in the spring with her husband David and son Jethro. They are enjoying exploring ‘God’s own country’ and Tara looks forward to working alongside you in the north and east District. Wellbeing is a bit of a buzzword at the moment – many of us have struggled to keep hold of good wellbeing these last two years and Tara looks forward to exploring and hearing from others about what has been helpful for them.

She says “I am delighted to be joining a team where wellbeing is given the importance of creating this new role. I believe carving out specific times for being rather than doing can help keep us on an even keel physically, psychologically, mentally and of course spiritually both in our home and working lives. How we do this will be different for individuals. I look forward to meeting you and hearing about what helps you. Each of us is created uniquely and we can share varying things that help.”

Tara has experience in church administration, pharmacy, massage, as a spiritual director, as a Mum to a small person and will draw on her eclectic experiences for this exciting new role.