Edgewater College has 2 regular youth workers and one Team Leader. It also has several youth workers from other schools helping run the Traveller's Programme.
Youth Worker and Team Leader
Rebecca has been at Edgewater since 2017. She has completed her Youth Worker Certificate, level 3. She also has a background in youth work both in New Zealand and the U.S.
She is originally from Indiana in the U.S. She is married to Josh Bowlin and they have three children.
Rebecca has been instrumental in expanding the youth worker programme at Edgewater in 2018, including bringing the Traveller's Programme to the school.
Sarah started at Edgewater in 2018. She has a background in youth work and working with foster children She has completed her Youth Workers National Certificate, level 3. She is also studying to become a Counsellor.
Sarah grew up in the U.K. and moved to New Zealand in 2016, with her husband, Daryl and they have 4 children.
She loves reading and spending time with her family.
Jewel has been doing some youth work at Edgewater, primarily with the Traveller's programme. She also has a background in youth work both in New Zealand and the U.S.
She is originally from Oregon in the U.S. She is married to Mike Turinsky and has two children.
Jewel Turinsky has been with Young Life for many years. She has a background in Business and Graphic Design. She also handles payroll and the accounting for Young Life.
Mike works behind the scenes to make sure our youth workers are properly trained and equipped to be effective at Edgewater. He does some youth work at Edgewater primarily with the Traveller's programme. He is also a youth worker at Botany Secondary College.
Mike is committed to helping students find that extra edge in life that can put them on the road to becoming positive contributing members of society.