UME Commissioning Service & UTC Induction

Wednesday 27 February, 2019. A special event at the Centre for Ministry, North Parramatta.

Uniting Mission & Education would like to thank the staff, students, colleagues, community members, UCA and Presbytery members that attended and shared in the Commissioning Service held at The Centre for Ministry yesterday.

Held in the St Andrews Chapel, at the Centre for Ministry – the home of Uniting Mission & Education and United Theological College – new members of staff were commissioned and inducted into service.

The UCA NSW/ACT Moderator Simon Hansford and General Secretary Jane Fry, presided over the service, with the sermon provided by the Moderator.

The newly commissioned UME Executive Director, Dr Glen Powell, remarked:

“This service was an event which symbolised an important step in the transformation of Uniting Mission and Education. The great music, culturally and generationally diverse turnout, and the participation of key Synod, Presbytery, and Congregational leaders contributed to a great celebration of hope and optimism.”

“The renewed vision for UME includes a new emphasis on multidisciplinary teams building capacity in Presbyteries and Congregations, working toward collaboratively building capacity in our Living Church to enable:

  • Transformative Mission,
  • Effective Leadership, and
  • Confident Disciples.”

We welcome the following individuals into service;

Head of Mission Enablement – Rev Jorge Rebolledo
Mission Facilitation Consultant – Rev Dr Raymond Joso
Mission Facilitation Consultant – Rev Dr Cameron Eccleston
Mission Facilitation Consultant – Falepaini Maile

Head of Vital Leadership – Rev Ben Gilmour
Lay Education Pathways – Liam McKenna

Head of Mission Strategy – David Cornford
Pulse Leader – Rev Karen Mitchell-Lambert
Pulse Field Officer – Siosiana (Joyce) Tangi

UTC Principal – Rev Peter Walker

UME Executive Director – Dr Glen Powell

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