Post & Rails – Autumn 2015

WELCOME

Joel and Hannah Hill moved to Roxby Downs in January to begin a Ministry Training Arrangement in partnership with BCA. They have three children – Amy, Finnegan and new baby John. Joel has recently completed studies at Ridley College in Melbourne and will serve with Mary Lewis as Assistant Minister and Curate.

David and Crystal Fell have been appointed to Norfolk Island for a four year term. David was most recently Assistant Minister at Manly and he and Crystal have had strong connections with BCA over many years. They will serve as BCA Affiliates.

We welcome Nathaniel Naden also as a BCA Affiliate. Nathaniel will be a Student Minister at the Living Waters Church in Redfern, an inner Sydney suburb, whilst studying at Moore College. He is the son of Neville and Kathryn Naden who serve with BCA in Broken Hill.

In February, we welcomed two new Regional Officers: David Rogers-Smith and Steve Davis. David has been appointed Regional Officer for Queensland and Northern New South Wales. He and his wife Julie recently served as BCA Field Staff in Launceston, where David was the Ministry Development Officer for the Diocese of Tasmania and Ministry Enabler in the Parish of Riverlinks. He has run the Tasmanian Bible Forums for the last seven years and helped develop the Tasmanian Certificate in Theology and Ministry in Tasmania. His commissioning as Regional Officer will be at 7pm on Thursday 12th March at St Andrews, Lutwyche. For more information contact Marg on (07) 3162 6944.

Steve has been appointed as the Regional Officer for South Australia and the Northern Territory. Steve and his wife Lyn come to BCA after having served in the Parish of Streaky Bay in the Diocese of Willochra. A trained teacher and principal, Steve resigned from the Department of Education in 2007 and the following year both he and his wife Lyn enrolled at the Bible College of SA. They have many years’ experience of life and ministry in the bush, including BCA locations such as Tarcoola. Steve will be commissioned at 3pm on Sunday 15th March at St Mark’s, Wynn Vale. For more information contact Helen Spring on (08) 8221 5444.

The Revd Stephen May has been appointed Chair of the Victorian Regional Committee following The Revd Ernest Horth’s resignation last year. Stephen has had an association with BCA over many years and was Rector of Eaglehawk in the Diocese of Bendigo overseeing Tracey Wolseley’s appointment to a Ministry Training Arrangement with BCA in 2003.

 

CONGRATULATIONS

A big congratulations on our two new BCA babies. 

David and Traci Mitchell have welcomed their second child, Edward David, who came into the world early on 29th November. Daphe is enjoying being a big sister. 

Joel and Hannah Hill welcomed their third child, John Michael on 22 December. A new little brother for Amy Finnegan.

Jane Harris was deaconed in November last at the Cathedral Church of Sts Peter and Paul, Port Pirie. Jane with husband Frank were BCA Nomads No 158 in 2009 and after some travelling, stayed to serve in the Parish of Roxby Downs with Mary Lewis. Jane has been licensed as a Local Deacon in the parish there.

FAREWELL
James and Skye Coats and Geoff and Sarah Chambers have completed their terms of service as BCA Affiliates. James and Skye will continue to live and serve Christ in Holbrook with their four daughters at Holbrook Anglican Church. We are thankful for their faithful service and pray for God’s continued guidance and strength to serve Him faithfully. 

Geoff and Sarah will remain in Tamworth as members of the Parish of St Peter’s with their three children. Geoff has taken up work as a boarding master at a local school. We are grateful for their ministry in South Tamworth and pray for them as a family as they adjust in this time of transition.

David and Trudy Robinson have thoroughly enjoyed their time at Northampton and it is with great sadness that they recently left due to David’s poor health. They are thankful for being accepted into the community and that they were able to witness growth with some of their congregation drawing closer to the Lord. David and Trudy have really appreciated the wonderful prayer support received and the friendships made in the BCA family.