Bernard Gabbott

Bernard grew up in a number of places, as the son of a ministry and missionary family. He completed his high-schooling in Sydney, an Arts degree at the University of New South Wales (1997), a PhD (Political Science) at the University of New England (2003), and a Bachelor of Theology at Moore Theological College (2007). In that time, he also worked at St Mark’s Chapel (UNE), on shearing teams and properties in the New England, in politics, and, after theological training, back on farms on the Liverpool Plains.

In 2010, he was ordained and took up an Assistant Vicar’s position in Wee Waa. Just after Easter 2012, he was inducted as Vicar of Wee Waa Anglican Church and remained there until moving to Narrabri in January 2019. In this time, he has served on the Diocesan Commission for Education and Discipleship, and as a member of Diocesan Council.

Bernard is married to Anita and they have four children. In his spare time, he tries to keep running, read books and he definitely enjoys his family and being outside.

Bernard can be contacted here.

 

Neil Hunt

Neil grew up in Tamworth where, during his teens, he finally realised that Christianity is not about ticking boxes, but about the God who saves sinners through Jesus Christ.

At 18, Neil moved to Sydney to become a uni drop-out, but at least got to meet and marry Steph. After the birth of their first two girls they realised they belonged back in the bush, so in 1994 moved to Armidale, where 2 more kids were born.

For the next two decades, Neil worked mainly as a game designer for educational software, but really just wanted to talk to people about Jesus. In 2015, Neil, Steph and Seamus (then aged 12) spent 6 months in Darwin volunteering at Nungalinya, a training college for Aboriginal church leaders. They then moved directly to Brisbane for their own studies at Queensland Theological College (QTC). Narrabri Anglican is Neil’s first position in full-time ministry, having moved here in January 2019. They’re loving the big sky country and the warmth of the Narrabri community.

Neil can be contacted here.

 

Ralph Wood

Ralph and Margaret are long term residents of Narrabri, both having taught in local schools for many years. After many years of being involved in ministry in this Church, Ralph took the step of being ordained as a minister which has given him further opportunities to serve God. He has a particular passion for teaching the Bible through small groups and preaching in Church.

Ralph can be contacted here.