The Lutheran Nurses Association of Australia (LNAA) has established a Lutheran Nurse of the Year award. The recipient will be announced each year on International Nurses Day (12 May), beginning next year.
At least three Lutherans were included in the Australia Day 2016 honours list. The congratulations of the church go to these and any other members honoured. Richard Bartholomaeus, Joan Lindner and John Wittwer were each awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia or OAM. Richard Bartholomaeus, of West Lakes, South Australia, for service to… Read more
Indigenous leader Andrea Mason has been named the Northern Territory’s Australian of the Year. Ms Mason, who worships at Alice Springs Lutheran Church, is the Chief Executive of the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council, which supports and advocates for 3000 women across a 350,000-square-kilometre area of Central Australia. The council works with women… Read more
Lutheran Ryan Grieger has been named Australia’s top apprentice. A member of the Zion congregation at Swan Reach on the Murray River in South Australia, Ryan last month took out a gold medal in the carpentry category at the WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Melbourne. He also earned the Tjerk Dusseldorp Award for Best in… Read more