St George’s is pleased to welcome two new team members to our staff team – Jaimie Laverty & Brooke Prentis – while we’ve also recently farewelled Geoff Broughton for his year on secondment.
St George’s has been joined by:
Jaimie Laverty, Children & Families Pastor, jaimieATpaddington.church
Jaimie is our Children’s and Families Pastor working two days a week at the Parish. Jaimie co-ordinates our SRE provision at the local school, leads our children’s work in the Afternoon Service and supports the Something New Community. She is passionate about young people flourishing in their relationship with God and in their own individuality. When Jaimie is not working at the church she is teaching dance for the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation with young people of refugee backgrounds. Or she can be found at the beach with a good book.
Brooke Prentis, PEACEtalks Director, brookeATpaddington.church
Brooke is our PEACEtalks Director for half a day a week. Tune in soon for the PEACEtalks program for 2019!
Brooke is an Aboriginal Christian leader from the Waka Waka peoples. Brooke is the Aboriginal spokesperson for Common Grace and the Coordinator of the Grasstree Gathering. In 2019 she is the Senior Fellow at Anglican Deaconess Ministries. She is a Chartered Accountant by profession with over 15 years senior management experience. Brooke is currently studying for a Masters of Theology.
Geoff Broughton – Secondment to General Synod: Responding to the Royal Commission
During 2019, Geoff has been seconded to General Synod to support the national Anglican church responding to the Royal Commission into institutional child sexual abuse. Rev Philip Bradford will be joining the team as Acting Rector from mid March.
Geoff’s work will involve drafting mandatory standards noted in the Royal Commission recommendations (16:5 concerning professional development of church workers, pastoral supervision of clergy and church workers and oversight and appraisal processes for church workers) for a canon for the General Synod of the Anglican Church (31 May – 5 June 2020). This project will require extensive consultation, communicating key ideas and direct engagement of diocesan bishops, including the national bishops conference in Perth in March 2019. Then travel and workshops across Australia throughout the rest of 2019.