We’ve been interviewing some of our volunteer Street Pastors to hear about what being a Street Pastor is really like. This week, we spoke to Sue.
Hi Sue! Tell us a bit about yourself:
I have been a Christian for 40 years and am a qualified school teacher but have left the profession and now do shift work conducting surveys on the Liverpool transport network. I have a dog, two cats and a horse which keeps me active.
How long have you been involved with Chester Street Pastors?
This is now my second time of being involved with Chester Street Pastors as I used to patrol with them just under ten years ago before transferring to another area. I returned to Chester Street Pastors again about 2 years ago.
What made you decide to become a Street Pastor?
Its hard to say what first made me decide. I went to a meeting to investigate what it was all about and ended up training to become one!
What skills or abilities do you have that help you as a Street Pastor?
I do not necessarily have any special skills or abilities. Just being who I am which complements the other ordinary people on the team helps all of us as Street Pastors.
What’s your favourite thing about being a Street Pastor?
I think my favourite thing is that I believe that we make a difference to people and can be there for when someone needs help or a listening ear.
What would you say to someone who was thinking about becoming a Street Pastor?
To come out as an observer and see what a patrol can be like and to not think that Street Pastors are anyone special. We are just ordinary people being out on the streets showing God’s love to those that we meet.
If you’d like to find out more about getting involved with Chester Street Pastors, or if you’d like to try it out and join us for a shift as an observer, get in touch with us here!