Children & Families, Youth & Young Adult Pastor
A bit about me… I’ve been coming along to Brunswick Uniting on-and-off for over 20 years, originally in the ‘south-west’ days. I’m married to Fran Barber, and we have three children: Samuel (14), Patrick (almost 12), and Clara (10).
For the past ten years I’ve been one of the Chaplains at Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School in East Keilor. I loved my time there, and the chance to teach and hang out with so many energetic and inquiring young people.
My aboriginal skin name is Mbitjana. My sister Lisa was a teacher out in Utopia, Northern Territory for many years. They loved her so much, they made her part of the family – so we are included, too. My aboriginal family, the Birds, are from Eastern Anmattyerre country.
I’m both a PK and a PS (Preacher’s kid and Preacher’s spouse – a rare combination!). In my spare time, I love going to the Sun Theatre in Yarraville, helping with the junior cricket and footy clubs in West Footscray and hanging out with family and friends including our new puppy, Augie.
M: 0417 310 128