Ms Woods was unsure if she would take the next step and become a priest, promising to go “wherever God leads me”.
“If he wants me to move forward, I’m sure there will be many signs to point me in that direction,” she said.
Ms Kachel has been involved in the church virtually all her life after growing up in the area and said she looks forward to the exciting work she will be doing in the church and the community.
“The celebration was a very special occasion, the amount of love and support we received from friends, family and our church community was a little overwhelming,” she said.
Honoured: Father Paul Beasley, Deborah Kachel, Reverend Bill Ray and Ethel Woods