Post & Rails Winter 2022

Ashley Garlett, a Balladong Nyoongar man from Merredin in Western Australia is our new Indigenous Ministry Trainee in South Tamworth. Ashley commenced his traineeship in late April.

Jessica Kim commenced work in the BCA National Office in early May as the Receptionist and Data Entry assistant. Jessica grew up in the Hunter Valley and recently graduated from the Melbourne School of Theology with a Bachelor of Ministry. She’s married to Jeff and after recently moving from Melbourne they are looking for a new home church.

Emma Little
, Executive Assistant to the NSW/ACT Regional Office finished up with BCA in January. Emma has moved back into ordained ministry working as the Women’s and Pastoral Care Minister at St Jude’s Randwick.

Alfrene & Andrew Wright have concluded their service with BCA after 11 years. Alfrene served as Gulargambone School Chaplain.



Brendan & Laura Hurley welcomed daughter Geneva Charis Hurley on Wednesday 30 March. Geneva weighed in at 2.73kg and is a little sister to Ethan, Jake, Oliver and Grace.

In February James Daymond (Bathurst Diocese), Simon Owen (Sydney Diocese on behalf of the Diocese of North Queensland) and Jacob Kelly (Bendigo Diocese) were all ordained. Our new NSW/ACT Regional Officer Paul Sampson was commissioned to serve with BCA at St Swithun’s Anglican Church in Pymble on 23 February. On 8 April Simon & Angela Owen were commissioned to serve in Cloncurry and on 23 April Laurie & Bec Carleton were commissioned to serve on Norfolk Island.

The Revd George Frederick Sansom (24 January 1938 – 11 November 2021) together with his wife Jacquie served with BCA in Karratha (Diocese of North West Australia) from 1984 until 1988. He is survived by by wife Jacquie, children and inlaws Terri & David, Michelle & Phil, and Greg; as well as grandchildren Sam, Lachie, Harry; Holly, Josh, Erin; and Matthew.

Archdeacon (Emeritus) Ian Edgar Arthur Booth (24 April 1928 – 29 January 2022) served with BCA as a missioner assisting Theo Hayman in Ceduna from 1953–1954 and then moving to Orroroo (also in South Australia) from 1954–1958. He returned to the Society as Victorian Secretary from 1968–1971. He is survived by wife Valerie, sons and daughter in laws Graham and Rhonda, Philip (dec.) and Heather, Kevin and Anne, and Michael and Christina; as well as their grandchildren and their families.