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Epic Ministries Inc is a registered charitable Trust (1513937) based in Waipukurau. It was established in 2004 by

St Andrews Church as a localised response to the needs of young people within Central Hawkes Bay.

The Trust that supports this work operates in the following way:

Epic Trust

Composed of Trustees: (3-5) Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary and Community representatives.

Current members:
Greg Frater - Chairman

Jackie Lowry: Treasurer, Co-Leader of Epic Ministries

Laurie Gordon: Secretary

Jono Craig: Trustee

Responsibilities: The Trust operates monthly meetings and works to the following governance approach:

Governance: vision, direction, policy, strategy and finance (as dictated by the Trust deed). This will be worked through in consultation with the Leader and final decisions on direction of the above is the responsibility of the Trust. The Leader reports to the Trust on behalf of the team as he/she works to implement objectives. This is not an accountability report, but rather presenting to the trustees any particular issues/problems or correspondence that they should know about. This report should also include ideas and possibilities for the expansion of Epic or possible new directions.

Epic Youth Workers:

The role of team members is to develop their youth practice skills in a team environment that Epic has established. They will assist the Leadership in implementing the vision of Epic and provide regular feedback on the needs of their youth and their strategies for initiative implementation. Youth workers are employed to develop teams of volunteers also involving young people in their work. At times they will also train and develop youth work interns.


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