Christine Holmes-Elener

My name is Christine Holmes-Elener.

I worship at St. Lawrence Church, Whitwell, which is part of the North East Derbyshire Deanery. I attended local schools before graduating from Homerton College, Cambridge.

I am a PCC member, Sunday School/ Youth leader and an active supporter of many of the church groups including Bible study group, Ladies worship group, Messy Church, Mission planning and funding groups.

My work also includes being Lay Chair of The North East Derbyshire Deanery and I presently serve on Diocesan Synod, Bishops Council, Business Committee and the Vocations Team.

I have been a primary school teacher in Derbyshire for 25 years and a Headteacher for a number of years.

Throughout all of this time, at the heart of my teaching and headship was my passion and commitment to work with all those involved in school to provide the highest possible education for all our students and to empower them to believe that they can achieve success and become whatever they wanted to be.

As well as encouraging young people I was always keen to support and encourage staff aspiring to go further.

I always greatly valued the many parent and other volunteers who helped in the schools I worked.

I have a keen interest and deep passion for supporting others to achieve their dreams. This is why I wanted to be a Vocations Advisor.

As a Christian it would be a great privilege to walk with someone  seeking their calling to find their special work in God and for God as it says in Ephesians 4:16

“He makes the whole Body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow so that the whole Body is healthy and growing and full of love.”

Please use the form below to get in touch with me and I will contact you as soon as possible.

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