Post and Rails Winter 2019   



Brendan & Laura Hurley with their boys Ethan, Jake and Oliver have joined as BCA Field Staff in Bluff Point, Western Australia. They arrived a few months ago and Brendan’s main focus is on evangelising youth and young families.

Kim Hinkley has commenced with BCA as the PA to the National Director. Kim attends St Thomas’ Anglican Church in Cranebrook and is married to David. They have four children Chris, Mikayla, Sam and Lucas.

Jacob Kelly will serve as a Ministry Apprentice in Echuca, Victoria. Jacob and wife Sarah were married in late April.

Trevor & Cindy Bell with their children Josiah, Corben, Levi and Charlotte are serving in the Diocese of Bendigo. Trevor is the Youth and Families Ministry Development Officer.



Former National Director, The Revd Dr Mark Short was consecrated and installed as Bishop of Canberra & Goulburn on Saturday 6 April at St Saviour’s Cathedral in the heart of Goulburn.

Ali Williams former Field Staff in Goulburn has been appointed as a part-time children’s and family worker, serving in the Parish of Bulahdelah and Tea Gardens alongside former NSW/ACT Regional Officer Peter Adkins and his wife Gwen.



Lucy Vallentine, the Executive Assistant in the NSW/ACT office, commenced maternity leave in early April. Larissa Simpkins, who has worked in the National Office since late last year has taken on Lucy’s role while she is on leave.

Helena Painting has finished her term as BCA Field Staff in Yass and Bookham after nine years. She and husband Doug will focus on their farm and their increasing number of grandchildren.



The Reverend Frederick Buchanan (6 May 1928 – 27 February 2019) served as the Treasurer of the Western Australian Regional Committee for many years. His ministry included chaplaincy to Mission to Seafarers and the Parishes of Kensington, Armadale and Nollamara. In recent years Fred was an Honorary Associate Priest at St George’s Cathedral. He is survived by his wife Beth, children and in-laws Andrew and Ann, Peter and Shelia, Angus and Grace, grandchildren and great-grandchildren