God & Country Webinar



Published Date: 21 Sep 2020

Presentation Date: 21 Sep 2020

Event: webinar


Australia is best known to the world for its iconic cities, beautiful beaches, its vast country, and outback. It’s no wonder that the need for rural and regional ministry is greater than ever before.
In this webinar, we hear from rural and regional ministry experts on what ministry outside of capital cities will look like in the future in an Australia that is rapidly changing.
Learn from on the ground practitioners as they share many innovative and missional ideas to help you in your ministry and to flame the Australian church in its backyard.


Rev’d Greg Harris
National Director of Bush Church Aid (BCA).
Established in 1919, BCA is an Anglican affiliated mission society that has a heart for people living in rural, remote and regional Australia. We are committed to going the distance to reach Australia for Christ. In recognition of this role and both his time serving in the Bendigo Diocese and the links between the Diocese and BCA, Greg has been appointed Canon Missioner (Emeritus) of St Paul’s Cathedral Bendigo, Victoria.

Rev’d Dr Mary Lewis
Archdeacon, Diocese of Willchora South Australia
Mary Lewis is currently the parish priest and Dean at the Cathedral Church of Sts Peter and Paul in the Anglican Diocese of Willochra. she has been an ordained minister for 12 years, having been a GP and medical educator previously. Growing up in regional Australia, Mary spent some time living in the city for university and work. Her mission locations were in regional Australia, Nepal, and South Sudan.
Mary enjoys ministry, living in smaller communities, and sharing the good news of Jesus through friendship, community leadership, engaging with music and the arts and get to drive longish distances through wonderfully diverse country. Mary is looking forward to leaving full time stipendiary ministry to learn more about First Nation people and building new community connections alongside her family.

Rev’d Joel Kettleton
Rector, Parish of Sorell, Richmond and Tasman
Joel grew up in Tasmania, becoming a Christian at 15 through involvement in the local Anglican youth group. After completing a Bachelor of Social Science (Police Studies), Joel went on to work as a school chaplain and Youth Minister, before completing a Bachelor of Theology.
In 2011 Joel and his wife Kristina were ordained and began ministering in the parish. He leads the parish in its vision to be a group of healthy churches in South East Tasmania.
He has a passion in helping people know Jesus, teaching the Bible, leading music, and with Kristina and family, wants to see the churches in the parish growing disciples and blessing their communities.
In his spare time Joel enjoys making music (guitar and banjo), drinking coffee, and is a Brazilian JiuJitsu purple belt.

We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Ridley College campus is built.
Ridley College is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology, CRICOS Provider Code 02650E.
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