Monday 26th October was a special day for our team as we said goodbye to our former CEO Karina. It was recently announced that Karina was leaving but we didn’t anticipate that the time would go by so quickly.
The day was fun filled, we started off with a devotional led by Karina. Then we had some time to all speak some words of encouragement to Karina and also to reflect on our personal encounters with her. It was very inspiring to hear how Karina was described as a visionary and a woman of faith by the whole team. The team then presented Karina with some gifts to remember us by. Funnily enough she also got a gift for each team member which was very sweet of her considering she was the one leaving! We later had a Kurdish lunch, which was absolutely delicious, and played some games such as dominos and UNO exposing some people’s competitive nature (no names mentioned)!
We have all learnt so much from having Karina as our CEO , and Welcome Churches wouldn’t be what it is today without her vision and leadership. We are truly grateful to have worked with her and we are so excited to see where God is taking her next because he surely has great plans in store for her.
Farewell Karina, you shall truly be missed.
Joanna – Welcome Churches