Reflections on our Core Values
As a person, father, friend, co-worker, supervisor and Commissioned Minister of Service, for me all and everything begins and ends with Trust. I believe trust and honesty are the foundations of everything I say and do in each of our life roles as above. For me trust and honesty give profound, deep meaning to all our interactions and actions. As a supervisor and Minister of Service I have often said to others that without trust and honesty our ability to effectively work and function together is severely undermined and rendered rather superficial, and without deep, needed spirituality and meaning.
For our organization, I believe the same holds true. I believe caring, respect, faith and quality, our first four core values, cannot fully exist and be sincerely practiced with profound meaning without trust. For me, our organization’s culture and its ability to carry out our mission are directly correlated with the level of trust and honesty we all practice and own. I believe as persons, a Ministry of Service and an organization, our levels of caring, respect, faith and quality in our relationships, interactions and actions are reflected first in our levels of trust, honesty and true love for others and for what we do.
I believe we are all most effective in carrying out our mission, services and operations with clients, staff and the community at large with utmost trust and honesty. Conversely, breeches in trust and honesty seem to always diminish our effectiveness in our collective and various roles in our daily work lives and outside lives. I believe honesty and trust should not and cannot be compromised. Honesty affects trust, and trust affects all else. These are my reflections on Trust. Thank you.
Rev. Jim Sents
Vice President and Minister of Service
Corrections, Veterans and Housing Services
Commissioned Minister since 2000