Richard Pedersen, Doug Taylor, Janine Sherwood, Shirley Scott and Nikki Francis – all on the move.
Lay Pastoral Leader Richard Pedersen has moved from Young to take up a 50 per cent placement as Hospital Chaplaincy Leader as of 1 July 2006. He also was due to be inducted to a 50 per cent placement at Cooma on 11 August, as the Presbytery News went to print.
Doug Taylor commenced work as Presbytery Secretary in May, following the retirement of Campbell Macknight after four years as Presbytery Secretary. Campbell remains a member of Presbytery and the Standing Committee.
Janine Sharwood retired after 23 years of faithful service on 7 July and Shirley Scott commenced as Office Secretary on 24 July 2006.
The Presbytery Office will now be staffed Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm. Shirley will be in the office between 10am and 4pm Monday to Thursday and Doug will usually be in the office between 10am and 4pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Rev. Nikki Francis was inducted into the ministry team of Canberra Central Parish on 28 July 2006. Presbytery Chairperson Rev. Norman Wakefield conducted a dignified yet intimate service and Rev. Janis Huggett challenged Nikki and the congregation to conduct their ministry – “without fear or favour”. Prayers were offered by the Presbytery Mission Development Worker, Rev. Wendy Snook. The Wesley Choir, under the baton of Garth Mansfield, led the music ministry and delighted the congregation with its choral presentations. The service was well attended by congregation members, members of Presbytery and clergy representing other denominations.