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is Garry Deverell. I am an Indigenous man of the
Pairebeenener mob from North-East Trouwerner (Tasmania). My partner's name is Lil, and we
have two daughters: Erin (20) and Gretel (19). Although we have
our origins in Tasmania, we
currently live in the south-east region of Melbourne.
worship at Sts Stephen and
Mary Anglican church in Mt Waverley and am an ordinand
with the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne. 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.
I grew up in Sheffield, Tasmania, 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
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