We Have A New Pastor!

Immanuel has a new pastor – the one with the cool moustache!

The ordination and celebration service on Sunday July 16 was amazing and photos are filtering through on our facebook page (facebook.com/immanuel.buderim).

Doug Fitzpatrick has been ordained by the Lutheran Church Of Australia and installed as our second pastor.  His role is ‘spiritual life facilitator’ and he will focus specifically on our care ministries, fostering prayer, and supporting children’s ministries.  Doug will preach now and then and lead worship too.

Matt Thiele now takes on the role of ‘Lead Pastor’ and will work with our congregation for vision, planning, and coaching leaders for mission and ministry.  Doug is employed by Immanuel at 0.7 FTE (of a full time job).  Matt is now employed at 0.9FTE so is no longer employed full time, although you can be sure that he will give 100%