Katherine is a town in the Northern Territory, located 320 kilometres south-east of Darwin and has a population of approximately 10,000. Located on the Katherine River, the town is at a crossroads for those travelling east to west from Mount Isa to Kununurra, or north to south from Darwin to Alice Springs. The town’s main industries are tourism, gold mining and it is also the closest major town to the RAAF Base Tindal, so provides support and services for defence families. It is close to Nitmiluk National Park, particularly the beautiful Katherine Gorge and its ancient rock paintings.

The Anglican Parish of Katherine begins just south of the township of Adelaide River in the north, ends at Dunmarra in the south, and extends from the borders of Western Australia to Queensland.

The Revd Kristan & Mrs Kathryn Slack

The Slacks moved to Katherine in May 2016, where Kristan was inducted as the Rector of the Anglican Parish of Katherine. Kristan says “My role is to lead the church in trusting, following and sharing Jesus.”

Prior to moving to Katherine, Kristan was an assistant minister in the Anglican Parish of Moorebank in south-west Sydney and Kath was a primary school teacher. In 2011, they were short term missionaries in Mauritius where Kath taught English as a Second Language at a small Christian school and Kristan lectured at a Bible college.

Children: Levi (2013), Ezekiel and Jeremiah (2015)

The Slacks' September Prayer Points

  • Thank God for church family members who serve Jesus’ body in many ways. Pray that God provides people from within the church to keep normal church activities going (and that he sends some musicians to us)
  • Thank God for a good time on our family holiday and visit to the Faricys in Kununurra this past week. Praise God for the Faricy family. Thank God for our time together to get to know each other. In an awesome “coincidence”, our boys are the same age as their girls and they played well together. We’re looking forward to pulpit swaps in the future!
  • Kristan is at the BCA SA/NT Spring Lunch on 15 September. Pray for strengthened partnerships and new BCA supporters.
  • Praise God for Kath’s parents visiting us this month.
  • Kristan enrolled in Ridley’s MA course back in June and attended an intensive. He hasn’t been able to work on his assessment and September is the month he MUST do it. Pray that he will be diligent and wise to make time to work on them.