Convention is like a “family” say volunteers
For Inken and Steffen Gobert, of Leipzig in Germany, the 2019 Keswick Convention has been their third time volunteering as stewards. The couple became involved in the Convention through long-term volunteer, David Featonby, who met Inken at a teachers’ conference in Berlin in 2006.
Inken said: “Everyone is so friendly. They are like family. I like stewarding because it is fun and you can help put a smile on peoples’ faces when they are arriving.
“We enjoy the teaching, hearing about scriptures that are not usually talked about.’’
Inken, particularly enjoyed the KU events. She said: “I was moved to tears listening to the stories of (singer/songwriters) Steph Macleod and Eilidh Patterson.’’
They both hope to continuing volunteering in the future.