David is married to Leone. Together they have 4 adult daughters Dianne, Melissa, Naomi and Kristi. Dianne is married to Steve and have two sons Hamish and Mitchell. Melissa’s loved golden Labrador, Beau, is also very much part of the family and is currently resident in the Rectory with his ‘grandparents’.
David and Leone are partners in a ministry in the Anglican Church, in the Grafton Diocese, that spans 41 years beginning with youth fellowship, growing through theological study and ordination and covering a range of parish appointments that has led them to their current leadership at Northern Beaches Anglicans. They live in Woolgoolga and enjoy being part of the community.
Watching movies, walking and picnics together, exploring this amazing country of ours and spending time with family is the focus of their ‘free’ time. David enjoys watching sport on TV. He is a committed supporter of the Tigers in the NRL and the Sydney Swans in the AFL. He is looking forward to a repeat of 2005 when they both won the Premiership but deep down believes Jesus will probably return before that happens again.
Simon is 42 years young. He has served in full-time ordained ministry as a Young Families Minister for 8 years in the Diocese of Armidale. Firstly at Quirindi and for the last 5 years at Armidale Cathedral. Prior to theological studies at Sydney Missionary & Bible College, Simon attained a Master of Nursing Degree and worked for 10 years as an acute care nurse.
Simon is married to Alison, who is a trained pre-school teacher. They are the proud parents of Ella (10), Zoe (8) and Joel (5). Simon enjoys playing soccer and mountain bike riding.
Hi! I’m Pam Stone, deacon for Northern Beaches Anglicans. I spend most of my time as Chaplain for the Coffs Harbour Education Campus where I work Mondays to Thursdays.
My background lies in social welfare and disabilities so I am keenly aware of the many issues which confront so many of us.
In our Parish I minister to the folk in the Woolgoolga Retirement Village and am also involved in general pastoral ministry. I am blessed to share services with David and am really excited about the growing family gathering @ 10 each Sunday. You generally find deacons “out there” in the community so it is not likely that you will see me around the parish offices too often. Easiest way to catch me is my mobile.
My passion at the moment is walking in God’s creation and spending a little time in my campervan. My aim is to drive away for a day or so monthly to recharge my spiritual batteries! Quality time in solitude is so energising I feel.