Holy Covenant Anglican Church

Ministry Team

Revd Dr Wayne Brighton

Rector

Wayne is a leader who believes that God’s Kingdom grows best through local churches that value justice, love mercy and are eager to see God’s grace break through in surprising ways.

He is the Archdeacon for Chaplaincy and a member of the Diocese’s Public Issues Commission. He is currently a member of General Synod’s Mission and Ministry Commission and involved the NSW Civil Chaplaincy Advisory Committee and formerly the chairperson of ACT Pastoral Care Council.

Wayne completed his PhD in 2014 which examined the cultural challenges associated with innovation in a variety of church settings. His initial theological education was done in Canada at Regent College, Vancouver. He loves snowboarding and is passionate about everyday discipleship.

Wendy Robertson

Curate and Community Chaplain
Children’s Ministry

Wendy is excited to learn how best to love and care for the community through her work as a community chaplain. By listening well to the needs of Holy Covenant’s neighbours and encouraging the church to do something about it, she hopes and prays that God’s Kingdom of peace, justice and love can come to the ‘hood.

Wendy worked as an RN for 15 years before studying theology and ministry. She finished her MA in Theology at St Mark’s in 2020, and is currently completing a BMin in Chaplaincy through Adelaide College of Divinity. She has applied for ordination to the diaconate.

A mother of four primary and high school aged kids, she understands how wonderful (and crazy) the parenting journey can be. She seeks to lead Holy Cov kids in discovering the awesomeness and wonder of living a life in the Jesus Way.

Ven Emeritus Anne Ranse OAM

Holistic Care Nursing Ministries

The Venerable Emeritus Anne Ranse OAM RN is the chaplain to the parish’s Holistic Care Nursing Ministry. This ministry cares for the elderly, isolated and housebound in the community by providing social activities, community events and assistance to enable people to stay in their own home for as long as possible.

Anne was ordained a permanent deacon in the Diocese on Ascension day, 24 May 1998. Prior to ordination and raising a family Anne was a hospital trained nurse, qualifying in General Nursing at Goulburn Base Hospital and Midwifery at Royal North Shore, Sydney. She worked as a Missionary Nurse in the outback with Bush Church Aid Society at Coober Pedy in South Australia and the Presbyterian Board of Missions in the remote and isolated Pitjantjatjara Aboriginal Community of Ernabella in the Musgrave Ranges of South Australia. She continues to raise the profile of the diaconate in the Diocese and around Australia.

 

Revd Anne Dudzinski

Honorary Priest

Anne currently takes services in Kangara Waters and Calvary Nursing Home and assists with pastoral care in the parish. She helps with the running of the disability group, Colours of God.

As one of the first women priested, she was Rector of Tumbarumba Parish and Berridale and Snowy Mountains Parish. She believes that Jesus cared for and loved marginalized people.

Anne relaxes with books, in gardens, at art galleries and on retreats. She enjoys her three grandsons.

Revd Connie Gerrity

Honorary Priest

Connie is a retired priest who leads worship and provides pastoral care to many across our congregation.

Tobias

Youth Group

Phil Bloomfield

Parish Administrator

Phil is looking after the office, seeking to keep everything running as smoothly as possible.

He has come from an IT consultant and public service background, and more recently completed a course on bookkeeping. He has a varied church background having starting in Baptist/Methodist churches and eventually ending up in the Anglican Church.

Phil enjoys spending time with children and grandchildren, sings with the Canberra Choral Society and is currently on the board of Emmaus. He has a collection of, and plays, board games and dabbles in adult Lego.