A warm hello from the Pastoral Formation Team! Click on each of the team members to find out more about them.
Donnie is our resident cheeky introvert who is practiced at being extroverted. He has enjoyed making dad jokes long before becoming a dad to his first son this year. Donnie and his wife met in the local school connected to their local parish St Andrew’s in Marayong and have been married for 6 years. Donnie’s specific role in the Pastoral Formation team is to facilitate the Themes of Faith 2022 program, provide formation & training through life-faith themed workshops; hosting diocese wide events; and producing content like blogs, podcasts and streaming videos. He currently loves lofi chill/hip-hop music, running and writing poetry.
Alison grew up in St Anthony’s Parish Toongabbie and loved serving especially though music ministry. She is the youngest and only girl of 3, plus Mum and Dad makes 5 which is the perfect size for one car! She is passionate about parish renewal and evangelisation, but her great love is the Bible and drawing people into the richness and life changing potential that the scriptures have for everyone. Alison’s role is specifically through journeying with Parish, Deanery and Diocesan Pastoral Councils and developing faith formation resources and programs in response to the needs of our Diocese. Her background is a Bachelor of Theology (Biblical Studies and Drama) and she is currently studying a Diploma of Counselling.