Jamie Davies, Executive Director of Australian Lutheran World Service, says it has been a privilege to shepherd the organisation through some exciting changes for more than three years. She will be leaving ALWS early next year.
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
Dr Wendy Mayer has become Australian Lutheran College’s (ALC) first professor, being appointed to the title last month by the council of the University of Divinity, of which ALC is a part. Professor Mayer was recently installed as ALC’s Associate Dean for Research. ALC Principal Pastor James Winderlich said Professor Mayer’s leadership in ‘developing and… 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
The director of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Department for World Service (DWS) visited Australia last month to thank the LCA for its support and to promote awareness of the department’s work. Maria Immomen is the first woman to lead the LWF/DWS, which employs over 8000 staff, including in some of the world’s most dangerous… Read more