How long have you lived in Parkes and what do you like most about living here? Just over 27 years. The expression of community here is excellent and so evident in the midst of the social distancing rules. We greatly appreciate the high quality education system provided here, which is such a huge blessing to our extended family.
Where do you work or what do you do currently and what do you enjoy about it? I am the pastor of Parkes AOG Church and I especially enjoy watching people grow and making spiritual and character progress.
What is your favourite thing to do when you have free time? Walking, hiking in the bush and jogging.
What makes you proud? When friends and family do good, show kindness, excel in their work, especially when they are under pressure.
If you could be an animal which one would you choose, and why? An eagle to catch thermal updrafts, scale the heights and see the beauty of the mountains and the hidden valleys. Eagles are legendary for renewing their youth.
What is your all-time favourite movie, song and/or book, and why? Amazing Grace song and movie. No book can compare with the Bible which I have read through over 45 times and the gospels nearly 100 times. I also love the Chronicles of Narnia for the rich insight each story gives on life.
Tell us about your best holiday. Shona and I have been blessed with so many amazing holidays. The trips to Scotland stand out, hiking as many Bens and Glens as I could, taking our daughter and her three children there and staying in Paris on the way home including four days in Disneyland, Paris with the grandkids!