Katherine is a town in the Northern Territory, located 320 kilometres south-east of Darwin and has a population of approximately 10,000. Located on the Katherine River, the town is at a crossroads for those travelling east to west from Mount Isa to Kununurra, or north to south from Darwin to Alice Springs. The town’s main industries are tourism, gold mining and it is also the closest major town to the RAAF Base Tindal, so provides support and services for defence families. It is close to Nitmiluk National Park, particularly the beautiful Katherine Gorge and its ancient rock paintings.
The Anglican Parish of Katherine begins just south of the township of Adelaide River in the north, ends at Dunmarra in the south, and extends from the borders of Western Australia to Queensland.
The Slacks moved to Katherine in May 2016, where Kristan was inducted as the Rector of the Anglican Parish of Katherine. Kristan says “My role is to lead the church in trusting, following and sharing Jesus.”
Prior to moving to Katherine, Kristan was an assistant minister in the Anglican Parish of Moorebank in south-west Sydney and Kath was a primary school teacher. In 2011, they were short term missionaries in Mauritius where Kath taught English as a Second Language at a small Christian school and Kristan lectured at a Bible college.
Children: Levi (2013), Ezekiel and Jeremiah (2015), Elianah (2018)
The Slacks' June Prayer Points
Praise God for the body of Christ in Katherine, particularly the young adults – ask that they will be faithful witnesses in their often harshly secular workplaces. Pray for the family while Kristan is in Melbourne for his MA studies (June 10–14).