Victoria joined MOPS when she, her husband and eighteen month old son, George, had relocated back to the UK in 2010 having spent three years overseas in Hong Kong. ‘When I first came to MOPS, I particularly enjoyed the international nature of the group in Richmond (my new home town). Suddenly, from not knowing anybody, I was amongst new friends from America, Canada, Japan, China and of course the UK. God had brought me together with a group of women with whom I had ( and continue to have) a lot in common with. Almost four years on, this fellowship is what I love most about MOPS.
Since that first MOPS meeting, three have become four, with the arrival of her second son Thomas. ‘I have really enjoyed playing an active role in the organisation of the group. Taking on the role of Coordinator over the last couple of years has been a fantastic experience and it is amazing to see how God has positioned each member of the team, with their individual gifts and talents to come together to make every MOPS session possible (in many cases, even with a babe in arms).
‘I have learned a huge amount from serving in the MOPS ministry at Duke Street Church. It has also been a wonderful way to get to know members of the wider church community.
The next chapter of my MOPS journey is to take on the role of Special Projects Volunteer Team member. I am really looking forward to making many more new friends over the coming months.
Victoria is originally from the Wirral (a peninsula between Liverpool and North Wales). She is married to John, whom she met whilst at University studying Criminology. Before moving to Hong Kong with John’s work, she worked as a Crime and Disorder Reduction Coordinator, at the City of London Corporation. She is now a stay at home mother to George and Thomas.