What do Our House Managers Say?

Hamer House Manager

I have the opportunity to be openly and genuinely missional to the community around me every day. In life we may find ourselves with a chance to be an ambassador for Jesus at certain times in the week, but that life has a different emphasis at other times. As a House Manager with Servants, I can be switched on to serving vulnerable people every day. Above all, we are driven by the call to love others as Jesus loved us! I value the chance to show love and care to those who might not readily receive this in society.

Carrical House Manager

A key highlight and motivator from my time as a House Manager with Servants is definitely the relationships built with residents. They are often isolated from society, and have very little connection with other people. So, having the privilege of seeing them every day, saying hello and treating them with warmth and dignity is very special. The connections that can be built through a consistent and kind presence is priceless, and making genuine friendships with some of society’s outcasts makes all the challenges worthwhile!

Carrical House Manager

Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, and unfortunately, there are marginalized people in our community who do not have that privilege. I love being a House Manager because it is a rare opportunity to give people a safe place to live. Residents can use their time at Servants to get back on their feet and on their way to a stable and secure lifestyle. It's a privilege to be a part of that.

Women's House Manager

I love the privilege of getting to walk alongside people who are going through a tough season in their lives. I learn a lot from the women that I live with and I think my relationships with them have stretched me and challenged me in positive ways. I think being a House Manager at Servants increases my capacity for compassion and patience. We also have fun together and the house is often a joyous place. I think Servants live up to their name in that the staff and volunteers are always seeking to put others before themselves. It's not just providing a place to live - I think we go above and beyond in trying to foster community and family.

Romana House Manager

My life is truly enriched by living in community with a wonderful range of people with colourful personalities and deep histories, who are vulnerable and need to know that they are accepted and safe. I never know what a day or night will bring, but I have the promise that God's grace will be sufficient and his wisdom will be my guide.  I love seeing when people begin to thrive in this environment.  I recognise the significance of my role, when a small intervention on my behalf helps to quickly restore peace, health, equilibrium or provide just the encouragement needed to rise up.  I have come to embrace the gift of cleaning dirty messy places as service to God, part of our need to learn to walk humbly and compassionately.  I am forever changed by my experience here and gratefully so.

Hamer House Manager

There are many things I love about being a House Manager. I love being welcomed home at the end of the day from various residents. I have a unique opportunity to do life with and learn from people that I probably wouldn't cross paths with otherwise. I am part of an inclusive community of people who have experienced very different journeys, but share life together as a unique sort of family. This role also reminds me about what is important in life. I work alongside a supportive team and have a good amount of flexibility in how I do my job. Whilst it's not my role to solve all the complex social issues in people's lives, I am able to do some small tangible things to help people more fully live lives that they value.