Dot joined The Orchard staff in July 2020 and is working 4 days a week as the Executive Director of Operations and Facilities.
Born and raised in Te Puke, originally attending the Presbyterian Church with her family, she has been part of The Orchard since 1983 when she met and subsequently married Ross Wadsworth, they had 2 children, now grown and married. Over those years, she volunteered in several positions within the Church.
In 2006, together with her late husband and father-in-law, their building company A S Wadsworth Construction Ltd, built The Orchard Church facility. This was one of the most rewarding projects they were involved in.
In 2016 when she married Nigel she moved from Papamoa to Paraparaumu and gained 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren. While there they attended Coast Community Church where Nigel had been involved running Alpha, Worship Leading and facilitating, over the last 18 years.
During this time they have kept their connection with The Orchard attending when they were spending time at their Papamoa home and are pleased to have now relocated back to the Bay so Dot can take up the Executive Director position.