Nick Regnault is the Resettlement Coordinator for South West Baptist Church. His church was one of four approved community sponsors in the pilot Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship programme. He co-ordinates the many volunteers that have contributed to welcoming former refugee families into Christchurch.
Since mid-2017 he has been working with local and global organisations and passionate individuals to engage with the government and establish a permanent programme for communities to welcome refugees into Aotearoa New Zealand.
Does your church or community group want to help refugees or migrants settle into your neighbourhood but you’re not sure how to start?
Nick Regnault shares the experiences of his community at South West Baptist Church in Christchurch who are doing just that.
Their work is about ordinary people reaching out hands of friendship towards each other – to build bridges and to make peace.