‘Synod’ is a not a common word in our culture, but as a word to describe our life as God’s people in the mission of God we call ‘the Church’, the word ‘synod’ has deep meaning and profound opportunity.
What does it mean to be church? This is the question that Pastor David Schmidt, Mission and Ministry Director, asks himself on a daily basis as he works towards growing people deeper in their faith. Pastor Schmidt began his new role seven months ago after a decade of working as the Youth and Family/School Pastor… Read more
Since March, Kitrina Scott-Davies has been working for the LCA Church Worker Support (CWS) Department as Church Worker Support/Human Resource Officer. She is based in the Queensland District office. Along with her fellow CWS workers Kitrina aims to support church workers in ‘starting well, staying well and finishing well’. Starting well means helping church workers… Read more
The LCAQD 51st Convention of Synod was held 1–3 June at St John’s Lutheran Church and Primary School in Bundaberg. Judy Powell, Chair of Council at Our Saviour, Rochedale, was tasked with compiling the Popular Report. ‘One hundred and sixty two delegates, as well as presenters and visitors were well looked after by a small… Read more
Dennis Mulherin has been the Executive Director of Lutheran Education Queensland (LEQ) since the beginning of 2017. After an early career spanning stints in all three sectors of education in Queensland – Government, Catholic and Independent schools – Dennis has been in leadership roles in Lutheran schools for 15 years. ‘I love the holistic education… Read more
Ross Ridge’s roles at St John’s Lutheran Church in Bundaberg are varied. He is an elder, an usher, a team leader and a small group leader. On top of that he is also Bundaberg Parish Secretary. In 2017 he was presented with an even bigger challenge: ‘I was asked by our chairman of St John’s… Read more