Rector of the Parish:
Archdeacon John West (Susan)
John was formerly a primary school teacher. He studied theology at Moore and Morling Theological Colleges. He has served as Assistant Minister at Hurstville (Sydney) and as Rector at Williamtown, Medowie and Mallabula (Newcastle) before coming to Port Macquarie in February, 2009. He is married to Susan and they have three adult children, Peter, Russell and Georgina, and two grandchildren, Emily and Xavier. Great joys in John's life are family and having the opportunities to explain to people the Good News about Jesus Christ.
Associate Minister in charge of Trinity Anglican Church:
Reverend Ken Fenton (Gail)
Ken studied theology at Moore College-Sydney, and draws on over 20 years of ministry experience. His focus is our new church and congregation, Trinity Anglican Church in the growing western area of Port Macquarie
Reverend David Blackmore (Sue)
Although it sounds simplistic, I believe Jesus is the answer to life. When I was a youngster, in response to a youth camp message, I received Jesus as my own Lord and Saviour. The longer I travel through life the more I come to appreciate what God has done for me through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. I look forward to a good future in God where all things will be put right and where life will be everything God intended it to be. In the meantime I live and work to cooperate with God in spreading the good news of forgiveness, hope and freedom available in Jesus. I currently do that by working as an ordained minister in the Anglican Church in Port Macquarie. I have a degree in theology and a Diploma in Anglican orders both from CSU (St Marks Canberra). In my early working life I was involved in industrial instrumentation. I am married to my wonderful wife Sue. In my spare time I enjoy riding my motorcycle and working on our property north of Port.
Families Minister for Trinity:
Bruce Blackbell (Marsha)
Bruce is new to the Parish and will be focussing on the Under 40's. He will be commencing mid year. Bruce and Marsha have been serving with SIM (Serving in Mission) in Lima in Peru where they have been for 7 years with their three children.
Young Families MInister for St Thomas':
Alan Wood (Anne)
Alan has completed his Theology Degree through Moore College. He looks after the kids and family ministry in St. Thomas and extending the work already started by Mel with Young Families.
Allen Charlesworth (Diana)
Allen has come from within the Parish. He has been studying here through the School of Christian Studies. He was ordained in December 2009.
OTHER ANGLICAN MINISTERS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE PARISH
Chaplain to Port Macquarie Base Hospital:
Reverend Leanne Smith (Carey)
Leanne comes from within our Parish having completed her Diploma through the School of Christian Studies. Presently studying her Masters. Commenced the 'Playtime' play centre which runs at St. Thomas' on Monday morning.
Assistant to the Hospital Chaplain:
KIm assists Leanne with chaplaincy in local hospitals, with particular focus on Port Macquarie Private Hospital.
Chair of St Columba School Council:
Reverend Canon Doctor John Barrett (Valmai)
Has been Chair of St. Columba Anglican School since it was first built and continues in this role.
Reverend David Curtis (Barbara)
Currently Prayer Minister in our Parish. Runs prayer clinics and is a member of the Healing Prayer Ministry.
With Healing Ministry Experience:
Reverend Canon Jim Holbeck (Carole)
Previously head of The Anglican Healing Ministry at St. Andrews' Cathedral Sydney. Assists with the Healing Service on Tuesday night and runs Healing Seminars.
The Ministry team is supported by the Administration team.
The Office Manager:
The Parish Clerk role is a shared role:
Gary Boyd comes from a service and retail background and has also been a Warden for over 21 years.
Lorryl Rumble-Fuller brings with her many years of experience from the worlds of personnel and administration.