have selected two Teams each in a different way. The first Town was
selected by the coordinator with the approval of the minister. These
individuals were invited to join the Team based on their history of
being caring, compassionate individuals; some with a background in
mental health, The first Team is composed of seven women and one man
ranging in age from sixty-nine to seventy-five. All but one of these individuals is
The second Team was formed by interviewing people who volunteered
from the congregation. The coordinator and the two co-coordinators
interviewed each interested person for an hour, We were looking for
people who were willing to make a two year commitment, able to respect
confidentiality, had some understanding of what they would be doing,
had the potential to be good listeners, and would be able to work with
others on a team. So far everyone has worked out well.
A lot of effort has been put into developing each group as a
separate Team. The second Team is composed of five women and two men
ranging in age from forty to eighty-five. After the second Team is, fully trained,
individuals on the two Teams will, at times, work together. It Is hoped
that there will be two representatives on the executive committee from
the second Team as well. How the second Team will be integrated into
working with the first Team is still being worked out.
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Last updated on Wednesday, May 4, 2011.
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