Richard Kerr-Bell has been the Kaihautu/Mission Administrator since November 2017. Based in Dunedin he travels to meet, discuss and work with Boards and Leaders at all levels of Whanau Mercy/Mercy Ministries around Mission, education, engagement, and Integrity. Richard has an interest in strategy, leadership, Maori Spirituality and coaching football.
Me whai whakaaro nui ki te manaaki tangata, me whakapau wā ki a ia.
A good beginning is of great importance. You must waste some time with visitors – Catherine McAuley
After spending many years teaching in Auckland, Te Aroha and Samoa, Sr Teresa Anderson rsm, had the opportunity to undertake the role of Mission Coordinator in a Mercy aged care ministry. As a Sister of Mercy and a member of Te Waka Tiaki Mission Team, the privilege of working alongside wonderful people who are deeply committed to the work of Ngā Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy NZ inspires her. While the way of ‘delivering’ mission continues to change with the times, the essence of the work remains – to support the vision, mission and values of the Sisters of Mercy, offering education and reflection opportunities for all involved. She supports the development of mercy charism and values in mercy facilities and other mercy ministries.