It is a pleasure to announce that Rev. Neville Naden will bring us the bible talks at KCC 2018.
Neville Naden is a proud Wiradjeri man from central west NSW. He was born in Gilgandra and grew up around Peak Hill and Dubbo. As a young man growing up, he was confronted with His need of a saviour and God graciously called Neville to himself at the age of 18. Over the years Neville has attended many churches of different denominations. The various churches that he attended were AIM, Brethren, Uniting, Anglican and even Seventh Day Adventist. He has done some studies at Morling, the Baptist College in Sydney, as well as Moore, the Anglican College. He has also ministered in the Brethren, Anglican and Uniting Church context.
Neville is married to Kathie and has three adult children and three grandchildren. He currently serves as the Bush Church Aid’s Indigenous Ministry Officer.
It is a pleasure to announce that Dr Jude Long will be speaking at KCC 2017.
Jude Long has been the Principal of Nungalinya College in Darwin, NT, a combined churches theological college for Indigenous Australians providing training in literacy and numeracy, media, music, ministry and theology for the last 6 years. Prior to this she was Dean of Students and a lecturer in theology, church history, mission and discipleship, at the Bible College of Victoria (now Melbourne School of Theology). She is married to Allan and they have two grown up married daughters and one grandaughter. Jude loves swimming, gardening, walking on the beach and playing the saxophone at church.
We are pleased to announce that our speaker for KCC 2016 is Jono Wright.
Jono and Grace Wright have worked as a missionaries with AIM in Camooweal NW QLD for more than ten years. They currently have three kids of primary school age. Jono has the role of a pastor and Bible teacher in the small town of Camooweal and also spends time in remote communities throughout the region giving encouragement and Bible teaching in the local churches.
Please pray for Jono and his family as he prepares his talks.
Many people are looking forward to hearing from Rob Haynes , who is leading the five main bible talks this year at KCC. Here is some background information about Rob:
Rob Haynes is a Minister of the Anglican Church of Australia. He trained at Moore Theological College and served in parishes in Sydney before moving into training with the Church Missionary Society in 1988 with a view to taking a teaching role in the Northern Territory at Nungalinya College, Darwin.
Rob and his wife Leanna were given the opportunity to live in Angurugu, on Groote Eylandt for two months before Rob commenced as a Bible and Theology teacher/trainer in 1989. The link with Groote has become a long and dear partnership in the gospel over the subsequent years.
In short, Rob became the Coordinator of the Theology Dept at Nungalinya around 1993. In 1998 he and Leanna moved to Groote Eylandt to support the churches, which had lost their first ordained Aboriginal clergy in a series of illnesses which led to their early deaths. Before leaving Groote for Nungalinya again, in 2008, Rob was privileged to attend the ordination of four local deacons, two in Angurugu and two in Umbakumba.
Rob became Theology Dept Coordinator again until his retirement in 2012/13.
Rob and Leanna now live in Goolwa, right at the mouth of the mighty River Murray in South Australia. Leanna’s elderly mother lives with them now, and their children and grandchildren live about an hour’s drive away, in Adelaide.
Rob and Leanna attend the local Anglican Church in Goolwa. Rob has a general license to serve in the Anglican Diocese of the Murray. He and Leanna and Mum are working on making a new home for themselves in a lovely place near the river.