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Karina Blanch

Safe Ministry Trainer

Hi, I’m Karina.  I’m married to Greg (minister of church@4) and have five interesting, energetic kids – Ben (16), Matt (14), Rachel (12), Anna (9) and Sophie (8).

I’ve been part of OEC for 15 years and have enjoyed serving in a variety of ministries involving kids, youth and women.
My training background is in Social Work as well as Theology through a Diploma of Bible and Missions from Moore College.

The position of Safe Ministry Trainer is about encouraging each person to take responsibility for safe ministry at OEC, so that vulnerable people of all ages and circumstances are cared for well.

This happens through visiting different ministry groups throughout the year to discuss what practicing safe ministry looks like in their context. I also run formal courses throughout the year to thoroughly equip our leaders.