New minister rides into parish
REVEREND Andrew Delbridge is the new Alpine Regional Resource Minister for the Myrtleford-Whorouly Parish of the Uniting Church.
Rev Delbridge, who is in his 20th year as a minister, said he was very excited about starting off in the region.
His job will be to enthuse and empower the local congregation while assisting with resources and spiritual guidance.
“I’m fairly new to the role but I am really looking forward to helping the churches work together and looking at new ways for us to continue being who we are,” he said.
Rev Delbridge has previously worked as a chaplain at the Scots School in Albury, where his three children attend, and as a Presbytery Minister for Pastoral Care in the Goulburn Murray region.
He is currently a chaplain for the Army Reserve and has travelled to East Timor in the past to assist soldiers and work with the International Stabilisation Force.
Rev Delbridge also has great oversight of the Mansfield, Tallangatta, Corryong and Mt Beauty parishes from his many years of involvement.
“I hope to use all my experience to make a difference here,” he said.
“It is a way of responding to my faith and I love working with people and making a difference.”
A keen motorbike rider, Rev Delbridge said he looks forward to enjoying the scenery surrounding his new workplace.
“I love riding up around the North East, it is beautiful especially up this way where it is just gorgeous,” he said.
ROLLING IN: Reverend Andrew Delbridge is excited to be the new local minister of the Myrtleford-Whorouly Uniting Church.