Abby & Jamie
Meet our wonderful Wellington house family. Jamie and Abby Sims love people and are passionate about helping young Mums and their babies. Together with their son, Kauri, they are a fun addition to The House of Grace team.
Having worked at Wellington Children's hospital, Abby brings practical nursing experience and loves swimming, conversations, coffee and adventures.
Jamie works as a police dispatcher, and occasionally does some freelance design. He loves drawing, furniture design, problem solving, getting things sorted, cooking and making people laugh. You can also trust him to choose a great movie.
With accommodation for up to four residents, the Wellington House is just a short bus ride to the city and a ten minute walk to local shops and a supermarket. There are shared living areas, including a kitchen, living room, bathroom, laundry and dining area. And with plenty of outdoor space, there's room to relax and enjoy the sun.
Within walking distance from city shops, the Hamilton House is our newest place of residence. There's room for up to four residents at a time and with multiple shared living areas, this is a great place to learn and make new friends.
Located in a safe community, The House of Grace Hamilton is a private retreat where young women can prepare for child birth and make plans for a bright future.
Tracey & Bruce
Our amazing Hamilton houseparents met in Africa while Tracey was volunteering. They have been involved in youth ministry here in New Zealand and were married in 2016. With two young children, Cleo and Jasper, we're excited to have them as part of The House of Grace team.
Tracey is a qualified teacher and loves spending time in the vegetable garden, cooking and baking.
Bruce has experience working in an orphanage in Uganda and enjoys music. You'll often find him bringing fun to the home through song and dance.