The Golden Oldies Tours are led by Graeme and Jane Mitchell.
Graeme and Jane are running these trips as a personal conviction they have to give our Seniors a missions experience.
Graeme spent 20-years as the General Manager of Archer. Archer is a not-for-profit Trust in Christchurch and owns four Lifestyle-Retirement villages and two Residential Homes.
Graeme is also Chair of the NZCMS (NZ Church Missionary Society), and Chair of the Shirley Community Trust offering community empowerment to people in Shirley, Christchurch.
Jane, has been a volunteer with the Shirley Community Trust sine its inception in 1999. In 2018 she was invited to manage the Trust and now oversees the staff and 200 volunteers as they run 20+ community programmes weekly and 15+ community events annually. Previously Jane has been employed at the Commerce Commission and was a Secondary school teacher.
Since 2012 they have successfully run Golden Oldies and Youth-Family Missions to Fiji, and the overall feedback from the team was been how inspirational the trips are.
One of our ‘senior’ Golden Oldies has summed it up,
“this week has been truely remarkable”
Archbishop for Polynesia, Winston Halapua, annouced at the end of the first Golden Oldies Mission to Fiji,
“This Golden Oldies Mission has changed our concept of missions in the Islands.
Now I announce that the Golden Oldies Mission is to be an important part of missions to our Islands going forward into the future”.
For more information contact Graeme and Jane Mitchell in Christchurch on: