2016 © St Luke’s Lutheran Church, Albury, NSW, Australia.

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 is the office administrator for the Lutheran churches in Albury.  He is a trainee, working in partnership with ATEL and the Church, developing his skills as a church administrator.

Tim was born in Adelaide in 1990, and, as a Pastor’s Kid, moved around with his family before settling in the Albury region.  He spent his High School years at St Paul’s College, Walla Walla, before having a serious motorcycle accident just as he finished his year 12.  God’s healing of Tim is a miracle story in itself, and in 2012 he married Meagan, who together have just recently bought and moved into their first home.  

Tim’s passion is to see the church grow and people to come to experience, know and enjoy the love God has for them in Jesus. His role as administrator means he does much of the ‘paper work’ so the Pastors and others have more time to further the mission and ministry of the local churches. He is keen to see the church grow and become ‘sending churches’ that reach out and plant new churches in and around Albury.

He also has a quirky, yet entertaining sense of humour.

Pastor David Grulke

Tim Edwards