Liz Crawford, the inaugural director of the LCA’s Professional Standards Unit (PSU), died last Thursday night, 16 July, after a long battle with cancer. A lawyer, Mrs Crawford served in that role and then as manager of the renamed Professional Standards Department (PSD) from 2011 until her retirement in July 2016. Prior to taking up… Read more
In Dr John (Joe) Strelan, God gave the church a special gift, a pastor, missionary, theologian, teacher, and writer who could communicate the gospel with rare clarity and teach the profound truths of the faith with rare simplicity.
Former LCA Secretary of the Church Myra Oster died late last month, aged 90. Mrs Oster, who succeeded the late Pastor Kevin Schmidt, was part-time general secretary from mid-1991 until the end of 1993. She fulfilled the administrative elements of the role, while Dr Peter Lockwood oversaw pastoral-related matters. Mrs Oster’s work as secretary was… Read more
Ian (Watto) Watson, founder of the ‘Shed Happens’ movement, died yesterday, 5 December. ‘Every bloke’s a champion!’ was coined by Ian as a rallying encouragement to men to be all that God called them to be.
Rev Dr David Stolz, who was Vice-President of the LCA from 2001 to 2006 – including two years beyond his official ‘retirement’ – and the church’s Victorian District President from 1988 to 2004, died on 24 August, aged 79.