Bishop Justin is pleased to announce that Gareth Bezett (currently Diocesan Manager) has been granted a four year residential scholarship to continue his theological education at the College of St John the Evangelist in Auckland. Gareth has been working towards a Bachelor of Theology from Otago University for many years, and his time at St John’s will allow him to complete this and pursue post-graduate study.
Bishop Justin says that “it’s great that we have the opportunity to build up the Body of Christ through the advanced education of our lay leaders. This builds on the success we are having with the local delivery of the Diploma of Anglican Studies from St John’s. The only downside is that we need to find a new Diocesan Manager. Gareth’s contribution to the Diocese has been enormous and he will be greatly missed.”
The Office Committee, the subcommittee of Management Committee responsible for Diocesan Administration, has initiated a recruitment process. Gareth will finish in his current role at the end of January 2016. Please pray for the process and that God will call the right person for this vital position.