After a year of mentoring, Crossroads asked Stephen to join their Board as Treasurer. "Stephen injected a problem-solving attitude when he joined our Board" Joe pointed out. "He has a clearsighted and objective approach to issues and is able to ask the hard questions which can be a weak point of community-based board teams. The strengthening of financial reporting processes has helped enormously and is exactly what we set out to achieve."
Stephen has been really inspired by the Crossroads team, from the hard work they do to help others, their drive to do their jobs as best they can and the mix of people on the Board who all bring their own strengths and viewpoints.
"When I am in their centre, The Barn, and I see people using the services, happy, warm and always with food on offer, it shows how even small things can make a massive difference to those in need" he says. "Even hearing members of the community stand up at AGMs and talk about what being involved with Crossroads does for them is tremendously inspiring and shows the power we have to help those around us."