Post and Rails Summer 2019   

WELCOME

Trent & Alice McGrath along with their children Henry, Maisie and Siena are our new Field Staff for Jindabyne. Trent is currently the Assistant Minister (Young Adults) at St Faith’s Anglican Church in Narrabeen, Sydney. They move to Jindabyne early in the new year.

Kurt & Rebecca Langmead with June, Arthur, Lydia and Jeremiah move to Lightning Ridge in January 2020 to take up the vacant Field Staff position there. Kurt is currently the Assistant Minister for Youth at St Peter’s Armidale.

 

CONGRATULATIONS

Luke Collings, our Field Staff in Moranbah, was recently in Sydney on deputation and took time out to visit the National Office before handing in his Masters thesis at Moore College. Entitled A critical evaluation of the holiness of God in the theology of John Webster, Luke’s thesis has already been passed and he will officially graduate in early 2020.

 

VALE

The Revd Colin Nelson (15 December 1931 – 9 August 2019) served at Roxby Downs with his wife Ruth from 1987–1991. He is survived by Ruth, their children Gayl, Susan, Carol and their families.

Barbara Beard (27 August 1939 – 1 September 2019) and her late husband Ron served with BCA in Exmouth from 1970–1973. She stood beside Ron during his time as BCA NSW Regional Officer from 1973–1974. Barbara is survived by her children Roseanne, Timothy & Andrew as well as their spouses Reg, Janelle & Robyn, her nine grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

Phyllis Collie (20 August 1930 – 2 October 2019) and her husband Bob served the Lord in positive and faithful dedication over many years of ministry. They served as BCA Field Staff in Wilcannia from 1986 – 1993. Phyllis wrote the biography of Tibby Briar which was sold through BCA for many years. Phyllis is survived by her husband Bob; Michael and Elspeth, Lucy, Katy; Angela and Rob, Grace and Jonathan, David; Marianne, Mary.

Robert Stubbs (12 September 1956 – 11 October 2019) together with his wife Jenny established BCA’s Dusty Boots program in 2007 and during their time as coordinators took school students to serve rural communities in locations such as Tibooburra, Broken Hill, Menindee, Mogo and Wickham. Rob is survived by his wife Jenny; daughter Candace, her husband Evan & their children, Zoe, Joel & Ruby; and son Phil and his wife April.