A morning pōwhiri was held in March at Our Lady’s Home of Compassion in Island Bay, to welcome Rebecca Packer, newly appointed Tumu Whakarae Co-CE , to the the Sisters of Compassion Group.

The ceremony of welcome was held at the Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, and was attended by staff, sisters and Rebecca’s family. Rebecca joins us after previously working at Crown Law, specialising in public law. She is familiar with our mission, having served on the Boards of The Mother Aubert Home of Compassion Trust Board and Our Lady’s Home of Compassion Board for several years.

Rebecca says, “It is a privilege to step into the role of Tumu Whakarae Co-CE of the Sisters of Compassion Group at this time.”

“I look forward to partnering with Compassion whanau to build on the strong foundation of prayerful and practical service established by Meri Hohepa Suzanne Aubert and faithfully embodied by the Sisters of Compassion and by supporters and volunteers over many years.”

“I am very pleased to take up this opportunity and to help ensure the transformational work of Compassion continues to flourish in Aotearoa New Zealand, for the benefit of our communities and to the glory of God.”