Nicole has been working at the Pregnancy Centre since 2016, however in the past was a client herself. With the love and support she received from family, friends, church and the centre she was able to graduate from high school on time and continue her education at McMaster University. Nicole graduated with her Bachelors Degree and married in August 2015. Today Nicole enjoys chocolate, reading and going for walks in her spare time. Nicole has a passion for empowering young mothers in our community. She feels privileged to work at the centre and serve God by working with the women who walk through our doors.
Rick has been a Client Advocate at the Centre since 2010. As a result of having suffered a lifelong disconnect with his own father Rick became determined and passionate about motivating a new generation of young men to learn from their past. Besides his personal struggles, Rick draws from a lifetime of experience which includes forty-two years of marriage and the raising of five daughters and one son. When Rick is not touching the lives of men at the Centre, he can be found cooking, gardening, doing home DYI projects.
Annette was raised in the Bancroft area in a Christian family. Her childhood was filled with spending lots of hours outdoors which fostered memories of feeling God’s presence in these times. She would see Him through nature and knew that life was precious and God had given her a purpose. This is one of the first ways that God spoke to Annette's heart and drew her to Him.
Claire has been working in this position since 2015 and is a great match for her role as she loves making anything and learning from others. As a child she travelled to many parts of the world with her father’s work and developed and interest to learn new things about different cultures. As an English woman abroad she feels very much a part of the team and considers that a privilege. The other joys of her life are her husband and two adult children and their partners. She and her husband became grandparents in 2015 and enjoy spending time with their family.
Offering a safe and welcoming environment is very important to Hope Pregnancy & Family Support Centre as many of the people walking through our doors are often dealing with some very challenging realities. Thankfully Karen is a natural when it comes to making our clients and guests feel welcomed and accepted. As our administrator, Karen has her fingers on the heartbeat of the Centre and is the person that keeps our office organized. In her free time, Karen loves to read, sing and hang out with her friends and family.
Christina has been working at Hope Centre as bookkeeper since 2015. She completed her degree in Accounting in 2018, the same year she married her husband Micheal. She feels privileged to work in an environment where people are being affirmed everyday. When she is not busy playing with numbers, Christina enjoys biking, baking, playing board games with her husband, and spending quality time with friends and family, including her nieces and nephews.
Steph has been a Registered Nurse for 20 years at McMaster Children’s Hospital. She has worked in various areas of the hospital including Surgery, Medicine, and Chronic Complex Care, assisting patients, from newborns to teens, with a wide variety of medical, mental health, and sexual health needs. Nursing in a Children’s Hospital involves a very holistic team approach that most definitely involves parents and families, and is look forward to continuing this practice at the Medical Clinic.
Jeanette has been working at Hope Centre since 2023. Jeanette studied Nursing at McMaster University in Hamilton and graduated in 2010. She has worked in various fields including mental health, community nursing, rehabilitation and addictions. Yet, her interest in helping others who need support and medical care in the specific field that Hope Centre provides has always drawn her. Jeanette's goal is to be an advocate for women and families and to give the most professional care possible to the clients.