Tim and Claire Waller, with their daughters Isabelle and Matilda will be coming to live at Sheldon in early July. It's all happened quite quickly, but then we did spend Lent praying 'ready our future people with vocation and skill, and show us the paths to find each other' ...
They both come from clergy families and met on community at Lee Abbey. Tim has been a school cook and Claire a teacher and librarian. We first met Tim when he stayed here with his parents as a teenager.
Tim will join Hillary and Rhian on the Cellarer team and Claire will join Sarah and Andrew on Reception and Admin. They will live in the Farmhouse with both of them working part time and sharing parenting. Isabelle will start pre-school in Doddiscombsleigh in September.
Yes, it's a long time since we had little ones living here, so big changes ahead for us all. But it very much feels like the right thing for Sheldon and we're all up for giving it our best shot as we test things out over the next 18 months.
So we would ask for your prayers for everyone involved. Over the coming weeks we have house moves and settling in and training and being trained. Andrew and Rhian remember that the learning curve approaches vertical in the early days, and Hillary and Sarah know it's challenging to add giving training onto an already full-on day job.
The full cast and crew will now be Sarah, Carl, Sue, Jan, Hillary, Andrew and Rhian (Community), and Alison, Tim and Claire (Alongsiders) plus Isabelle and Matilda.