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is Garry Deverell. I am a Palawa man of the Pairebeenener
mob from North-East Trouwerner (Tasmania).
My partner's name is Lil, and we have two daughters: Erin and
Gretel. Although we have our origins in Tasmania,
we currently live in the south-east region of Melbourne.
worship at St Stephen and St
Mary's Anglican church in Mt Waverley and am a priest of
the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, ordained in 2017. From
March 2017 until now I've been working on a book about
unfinished business between the church and Indigenous
Australians with the help of a Turner Fellowship from Trinity
College. In 2015 I worked as a locum minister at Monash Uniting
Church in Clayton. In 2014 I worked as the Chaplain and
Freemantle Fellow at Ormond College, University of
Melbourne. From 2011-13 I worked in various part-time
supply ministries in northern and eastern Melbourne. From
2009 to the end of 2010 I was the Professor of Worship and
Preaching in the Unting Church's Centre for Theology and
Ministry in Parkville. In 2008 I enjoyed working as a
supply minister at St. Columba's Uniting Church in Balwyn.
Between 2004 and 2007, I was pastor to the community at St.
Luke's Uniting Church in Mount
Waverley. I went
to St. Luke’s after completing a PhD in theology at Monash
University. While studying, I also shared in the pastoral
leadership of the South Yarra Community Baptist Church.
Before the PhD I worked for three years as a parish minister in
The time of preparation for the pastoral ministry included a
degree in theology with Whitley College and the Melbourne
College of Divinity (now the University of Divinity), as well as
participation in a number of faith communities. These
included St. David's Church in Collingwood and the House
of the Gentle Bunyip in Clifton Hill.
There we worked and prayed with others as the Community sought
to care for people who suffer from schizophrenia. The
people of the Bunyip continue to hold a special place in our
Before that, I was a teacher at St. Michael's Collegiate School
I also tutored at the University of Tasmania, teaching education
students about Tasmanian Social History and Medieval Romance.
as a teacher, I studied at the University for a degree in
literature and a diploma in education. While on campus,
I was involved with student politics, and worshipped at Taroona Baptist Church. It was during
these University days that I fell in love with Lil. We
were married on December 23, 1989, and nested in a yellow
house in the foothills of Mt. Wellington.
grew up in Sheffield,
with my Mum, Dad, brother and two sisters. And thought
about God quite a lot of the time.
I like to swim, read, walk, and
watch art-house and foreign-language films. Occasionally
the web. Feel free to drop me a line sometime.
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