For fourteen years Jan Tapper has served as Chaplain to Waiapu House in Havelock North.
Having decided to retire, Jan was farewelled at a simple but moving service in the Chapel of
the Good Shepherd.
Attended by residents, colleagues, and friends the service, presided over by Archdeacon
David van Oeveren, gave thanks for Jan’s faithful ministry and released her to begin a new
season in her life.
In his reflection, Alister Hendery spoke of how relationship is central to Christian life and
how the heart of Jan’s ministry with the Waiapu House community has been all about
relationships of loving care.
Photo: Jan, along with David van Oeveren and Alister Hendery.