Post & Rails – Autumn 2018


Chris & Naomi Duff together with their children Joshua, Isabelle, Ruby and Charlize are working as pioneer ministers to plant a new Anglican Church in Brighton, North of Hobart. Chris is also an associate at Edge Anglican, Claremont. Chris trained for ministry at Ridley College and he and Naomi have previously lived and served in the Dioceses of Melbourne and Grafton.

Sent out from the Anglican Church at Sorell, Jamie & Claire Bester are leading a new church plant in the Southern Beaches area of Southern Tasmania. Jamie has been studying a double degree in theology and ministry through Ridley College and was ordained in mid-February. The Besters have three young children – Xavier, Adlai and Phinehas.

Ted & Michelle Brush have joined the BCA family where Ted is the NSW/ACT Regional Officer. Ted originally trained as an electrical engineer and worked in a variety of areas in the corporate world before going to Moore College to be trained in theology. Previous to coming to BCA Ted led the  Lower Mountains Anglican Parish that meets across three locations in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.

George Ferguson is being supported by BCA as an Aboriginal Ministry Trainee at St Peter’s Anglican Church in South Tamworth. George is married to Carmel and they have three children Samuel, Benjamin and Darlene.

Nola Starmans has joined the BCA National Office Team in the role of Archivist. Nola has the important role of digitising BCA’s nearly 100 years of archival material. She is a minister’s wife – married to Jack who works as a full-time chaplain at the Mission to Seafarers. Nola and Jack worship at St Andrew’s Anglican Church, Airds.


David & Traci Mitchell together with their children Daphne and Edward have been supported in their role in the parish of Dongara-Mingenew since October 2015. Before this David and Traci served with BCA in a Ministry Training Arrangement in both Geraldton and Karratha. They have now concluded their term as BCA Field Staff but continue to live and serve in Dongara and Mingenew.

Jordan Gallagher has concluded her time working with the NSW/ACT Regional Office. During her time with BCA she spread the word about our mission to youth across New South Wales through Soul Survivor and The Roadie.