We are passionate about the mission of church, and how the church can grow in faith and number.
Rev Dr David Grulke
Pastor David has been a pastor of the Lutheran Church of Australia since 1990. Over the years he has served the church in a variety of ministry contexts. These include parish ministry in Queensland and Tasmania, school chaplaincy, including a boarding housemaster and head of campus for Lutheran Schools in Queensland, a military chaplain, seeing operational service and retiring as a senior chaplain overseeing chaplaincy teams, and a stint as assistant bishop in the LCANSW District.
He is married to Ruth, has three adult children, one grandchild, two dogs, ten chickens, a couple of kayaks, and a Triumph Thunderbird Storm motorcycle.
His learning journey has seen him acquire a BTh, Grad Dip Min, Grad Dip FET, MA, MEd, and a PhD.
His academic interest is in leadership, mission, and theological praxis. In particular, Pastor David is keen on exploring how theology and practice work together mutually affirming and shaping each other.
Pastor David is passionate about the mission of the church, and how the local church can grow in faith and number. He is keen to help people realise the potential of their discipleship journey, and how such a journey can impact others in their lives. He believes a healthy church is a growing church that plants new churches and sees God’s love in Christ extend to others.
Tim Edwards was employed at St Luke’s under a church administration traineeship program, in partnership with ATEL, a local training provider, and the LCANSW mission stimulus support. Having completed his Cert III in Business Administration, Tim is the face of St Luke’s for all who contact the church. His friendly, bubbly, and at times quirky nature, warmly welcomes and responds to people looking to St Luke’s for the ministry support we provide.
As the office administrator he’s seen FRONTIER come to fruition from conception after the last few years. He has a passion for mission and seeing folks discover Christ, and thinks this is a positive step forward for our church community in Albury and the wider church in Australia.
Tim is open to God’s direction as he has always guided him to the course of action which is best. He looks forward to seeing how God will develop him through this ministry and learning within a sending church community.
Tim is married to Meagan, has a cat or two roaming his house, loves coffee, having a chat with people, and finding ways to practice remarkable hospitality.
Malcolm is a new member at St Luke’s. He comes to us from St Peter’s in Hobart where he performed the duties of a lay worker and community connector. Over the past four years Malcolm has developed relevant skills around building relationships with the local community, by sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. Therefore, he is employed in the ministry team here at St Luke’s as our church planter.
Malcolm is joined in Albury by his wife Celia, and three daughters, and the dogs. He enjoys most sports, reading and films etc. What Malcolm enjoys the most is coffee and talking about the gospel of Jesus.