This Sunday April 29th we are so pleased to welcome and commission our latest additions to the staff team, Rev. René and Rev. Louisa Pfitzner.
René was ordained in 2012 and has been the Associate Minister in Banyule for the last 5 years. His original occupation as an animator has led him to create several short cartoons on Biblical stories and themes. He also enjoys landscape painting in oils.
Louisa was ordained as a deacon in 2007 and used to work as a Youth Ministry Advisor and Assistant Minister before having children. She started the children’s ministry at Banyule, and chairs the committee for the Entrust Women’s Conference. She enjoys knitting any chance she gets.
Rev. René will be commissioned Associate Minister with a particular responsibility for the 11am Congregation.
Rev. Louisa Pfitzner will be commissioned Associate Minister, with a particular responsibility to lead our Children and Youth Department.
There will be a Parish Lunch to welcome the family, starting from 12.30pm. (Sausages and bread provided. Please bring a salad or dessert to share – and BYO any dietary needs food)
Together Rev. René and Rev. Louisa will take their place in the staff team supporting the Lead Minister, Rev. Glen Macrae, strengthening our ministry capacity and parish leadership, and helping us best care for our young people.
They have 3 children: Tobias, Bruce, and Freya.
René and Louisa Pfitzner, Tobias, Bruce and Freya, we give you a big St Lukes welcome!