Post and Rails Autumn 2019   


Daniel & Rebecca Faricy welcomed Emily Grace into their family at 8pm on Saturday 5 January 2019. Rachael and Jessica are delighted with their new little sister.

QLD/Nth NSW Office Manager Craig Buchanan married Alexandra Ellen on Saturday 4 August 2018 at St John’s Church in Wishart.


Peter Volkofsky continues to teach Scripture in and around Dubbo but has finished his role working with BCA and Generate in Distance Scripture Education.

Nathaniel Naden has completed his theological study at Moore College and together with his wife Pip have moved to Tamworth. Nathaniel is working alongside Rod Chiswell and George Ferguson at St Peter’s Anglican Church.

Ali Williams (formerly Champness) finished her time serving with BCA in Goulburn at the end of 2018. Ali has moved to Newcastle and is looking for new opportunities to serve God in New South Wales.

After nine years serving in Lightning Ridge (six as BCA Field Staff) David, Joanne, Daniel, Luke and Matthew Piper have moved to Gunnedah in north west New South Wales. David has taken on the role of Associate Minister at Gunnedah Anglican Church.

After 17 years of continuous service with BCA in Coober Pedy, Norfolk Island, King Island and Cloncurry, Rod and Christene Oldfield have retired to the mid-north coast of New South Wales.

Social Media Officer Melinda Law has left BCA National Office Team after five years to take up a role at Australia for UNHCR.



Larissa Simpkins has joined the National Office team in a support services role. Larissa worships at St Barnabas’ Broadway and has joined the team after completing studies in musical theatre.



Helen Ruth Caterer MBE OAM (14 March 1914 – 4 November 2018) journalist and lifelong supporter of BCA wrote the book Australians Outback – 60 Years of Bush Church Aid. One of Helen’s fondest memories was an exciting flight in a BCA plane out of Ceduna. She spent a month going through the archives in the BCA National Office researching and writing the book which has so many wonderful stories of men and women reaching Australia for Christ. Helen is remembered as a remarkable and godly lady by her many friends.