Parish Administrator and Personal Assistant to Father David, Maryka Gibson is originally from England, migrating with her family to Australia in 1981 where they settled in Maitland.
Maryka has had a varied working life that includes senior administrative roles, during which time she undertook Management studies. This led to her role as General Manager of WorldSkills Australia, an international vocational skills competition where she was instrumental in supporting 1000s of young Australians to develop their basic trade skills as they became highly qualified tradespeople.
She subsequently worked with the NSW Department of Education as a Community Liaison Officer and Partnership Officer, helping develop relationships between schools and their local community.
More recently Maryka was engaged by Wesley Mission to co-ordinate their Community Visitors Scheme, a volunteer program that matches community volunteers with older people who are socially isolated and in need of companionship.
Maryka enjoys helping young people and is currently President of Plan it Youth Hunter – a youth mentoring organisation that is active in high schools across the Hunter region. She is also Mentor Training Officer with Hunter Youth Mentor Collaborative (HYMC).
Maryka has been a member of Rotary since 2002, having held many positions at both club and district level. She is also a JP, so if you need any documents signed by a JP, come on into the Parish Office and Maryka will be happy to validate the required documents.
Parish Office Telephone: (02) 4934 5303