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' November Prayer Points

  • Over the past two weekends both the church and op shop have been broken into. No theft, but damage and time wasted. Pray for hearts of forgiveness for us in the church, that there’d be no more break ins and that the thieves would come to know Jesus.
  • We’ve had new people come to church recently - both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. Pray for them.
  • Pray for the fruit of God’s Spirit to be in our lives and in our boy’s lives - parenting is a bit tough currently and we’re sure the heat isn’t helping!
  • Pray our church demonstrates, celebrates and proclaims the saving work of Jesus Christ in the community around us.
  • Pray that God sends/saves people to join our church family and stay in Katherine longer than they expect.