As was the fashion & tendency at the time, I was born at the Dongrayald Private Hospital Lismore,

on the 6th July 1945.  I have been married to Rosemary for 42 years. We have 2 sons & 1 granddaughter.

I was educated at Lismore public schools and enlisted in to the Australian Defence Force in February 1963. Deployed to Sth Vietnam 1966 as a combat medic [stretcher bearer] and was wounded in the battle of Long Tan which necessitated my repatriation back to Brisbane and the start of a new career pathway mutually within the Army Reserve and property & asset management in Local Government. I sustained my military compulsion until reaching the age of compulsory retirement in 1999, by then a Senior Training & development Officer holding the rank of substantive Major. {A total 36 ~ 5 years from beginning to end.} My current status could best described as that of a self –funded superannuated Ordained Deacon within the Roman Catholic Church appointed to St Carthage's Cathedral, Lismore as Deacon assistant.For my community service in the Richmond ~ Tweed region I have been an active a member & past president of the RSL & Vietnam Veterans association, Legacy, & Lismore Central Rotary. I spent 25 years as a member of Lismore SES. I hold a seat on the NSW State Defence Reserve Support Council.

On separation from defence & Local Government in 1999, I commenced tertiary studies in theology, at ACU Brisbane for the diaconate & now hold a Bachelor of Theology and Two ~ Units in Clinical Pastoral Education.

Since my admission into Holy Orders {ordination} I have been appointed to supply ordained Liturgical Ministry as Deacon Assistant at the Cathedral. Chaplain & Pastoral Care support to St Vincent's and LBH; Chaplaincy support to St Carthage's Care Services & various aged care facilities and the ex-service community in general. With affect of 8th February 2008 I have taken over the responsibility of Chaplain the NSW & St John's Ambulance Service. [Pro bono publico] and the Rescue Helicopter Service For respite I am the diocesan director of the NGO, Caritas Australia which has taken me to East Timor and the Solomon Islands. I am also a Justice of Peace for New South Wales.

If I had a motto it would have to be service above self and or "Duty first"

Care Services Advisory Board

Denys Wynn

Denys Wynn

Chair - St Carthage's Community Care Advisory Board Read More
Rev. Graeme Davis

Rev. Graeme Davis

As was the fashion & tendency at the time, I was born at the Dongrayald Private Hospital Lismore, Read More
Des Harris

Des Harris

I grew up in Junee, NSW and moved to Canberra for work after completing Year 12 at Junee High.  Read More
Wendy Dardengo

Wendy Dardengo

      My Name is Wendy Dardengo born in Lismore, August 26th 1967, the eldest child of farming parents, Graham and Gwen Condon. I have one brother, married, who resides in Brisbane. During my Read More
Julianne Cody

Julianne Cody

Julianne Cody married to David for 30 years. Two children, three step children.  Read More
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