Good morning! Thank you for joining us for Get to Know Your Westwood Family.
Every week we are thrilled about who we get to introduce because God has filled our family with so many amazing individuals!
Settle in with your favorite beverage and let’s get to know Ian Parkinson. You may not see him at the front but Ian has a servant heart and is heavily involved with our family.
WW: Let’s start with you telling us about yourself. Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Vancouver
WW: If not in PG- How long have you been in Prince George?
I have been in Prince George for 8 years
WW: Tell us a bit about what you do.
I am a teacher for the school district. I have taught grade 3-7, and currently have a grade 5/6 class.
WW: What do you do for fun?
I love playing almost any sport. This summer has been a ton of disc golf as well as some running. I also like reading, and playing board games.
WW: How long have you been at Westwood Church?
I have been at Westwood for about as long as I’ve been in Prince George, give or take a few months, so 8 years.
WW: How have you volunteered and served at Westwood?
I volunteered in youth ministry for my first few years at Westwood. Currently I volunteer as one of the sound techs. I also lead and host one of Westwood’s small groups.
WW: What has life been like for you the last few years?
Life has been busy, but good. There has been a lot of learning and transitions, but also finding rhythm and routine.
WW: What are you appreciating about life right now?
It summer vacation for me, so the pace of life and having no set schedule is great. I’ve also really appreciated my close friend group during this time.
WW: What is challenging in life right now? What is God teaching you in this time?
I think God is constantly teaching me patience and trust in him, no matter where I am in life. The fall will be bringing a new set of challenges and uncertainties with it and just remembering patience and trust will be huge.
WW: Thanks for sharing Ian. We pray that God would use you in the public school system to be his salt and light.