February 3, 2017

The Team

Streetworks is lead by a Trust of four members – Colin Klenner, Toia Chase, Brad Ward and Edward Kinloch, and two contracted staff – James and Esther Gillam, who oversee the day-to-day running of Streetworks.

Meet the Gillams

13403091_10154292010509031_8506006155187402711_oJames and Esther Gillam are a local couple who are passionate about serving the community and making connections. James originally hails from Palmerston North, and is currently completing a Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies at Waikato University, which he normally explains as ‘making music on computers’, with some anthropology papers as well. James is very interested in different cultures, and his other interests include studying the bible and basketball.  Esther moved to Hamilton from Huntly five years ago, and has recently completed her degree in Occupational Therapy. She is taking it a step further by doing her honours this year by distance. Esther is interested in community development and empowering communities and individuals to improve their health and quality of life. She has recently taken up gardening more seriously and is most often found in the backyard garden in her spare time. Together they someday hope to live and work in communities overseas in developing countries and see Streetworks as a step in the right direction of giving back to the community they live in, while also developing their own skills and abilities as individuals and a team.

The Trust

Colin Klenner

Toia Chase

Brad Ward

Edward Kinloch