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Altar table

 

MINISTRY PROFILES

Rev. Kira Jamieson
 
Rev. Dereck Hope
 

SUE TALBERT

Lay Preacher

Sue was born in London and is the eldest of 4 children.

After finishing school
Sue went to College, qualified as a Physical Education teacher and taught in
both primary and high schools.

While at college Sue married her husband John, and had five children before
moving to Perth in 1994. Sue decided on a change of career and worked in the
bank for 10 years in customer service and financial planning.

Sue entered a period of discernment in 2008 and after much prayer, applied
for and became a school chaplain. Sue then worked in a primary school for 5 years,
which she thoroughly enjoyed. While there Sue was offered a chaplaincy position
in Uniting Church Homes (now Juniper) and continues in this role.

Sue completed a CPE course at Royal Perth Hospital in 2009 and worked as
a locum chaplain in the hospital system. Sue also completed the Lay Preachers
Course and was accredited in 2014. Sue has preached in various churches
prior to and since that date.

Apart from spending time with her family and attending church activities Sue
enjoys reading, walking, yoga, eating out, going to the theatre and travel. Sue
is also a very keen supporter of football (soccer) and regularly attends the Perth
Glory games.

Sue is delighted to be invited to be part of the Preaching Team at Swan View.

REV. KIRA HAM JAMIESON

Dip. Ed., Dip. A.Arts, B. Theol. (Hons)

Born and raised in Perth WA. in a Methodist family.

Kira's first career was as a Schoolteacher. Her first appointment at her own request, was at Mogumber Methodist Mission one-teacher school. Following that, Kira taught in various schools in the Perth metrolpolitan area.

Kira then studied Theology at Murdoch University and Ministry Formation at Perth Theological Hall. Her first Ministry was at Avon Valley, then the Pilbara for a short time. Following that, Kira spent many years at Kalgoorlie in the WA Goldfields with interim Ministries at Wellington, Applecross and Noranda. in Western Australia.

Kira's special interests are Worship and Liturgy, Theology, Indigenous People and Writing. Other interests are dogs (Kira used to breed Corgis), native flora and fauna, conservation, photography, handicrafts, reading and family, not necessarily in that order !

Kira was widowed in 1988 and has a son, daughter and two grandsons.

Kira officially retired at the end of 2007.

 

REV.DEREK HOPE

Born and raised in London in 1930, Derek was the second of four children. He attended his first Church service when in the army in 1948 and it was in 1953 that he began preaching.

Wanting to formalise his Ministry he went to Bible College in 1954 at Cliff College. After twelve months there he returned to London to work for the Methodist Church with the local 'Teddy Boy' club. This consisted of around a hundred teenagers. After a period of time Derek returned to Cliff College to work as a fulltime Evangelist.

Derek met Pam at the Church they both attended and they married in 1961. Shortly afterwards they both received a calling from God to move to Australia, which they did in 1962.

In 1972 Derek was ordained as a Minister of the Methodist Church in Australia.

Since then Derek has served at many parishes, including a move back to UK to serve for three years at St.Austell in Cornwall.

Derek says that he loves working for God and thanks Him for calling him to His service. Derek has been encouraged and supported by Pam over the years that they have been married.

Derek and Pam have also brought up three boys.

 

REV.BRUCE MAY

Bruce was ordained at the end of 1990, after completing his studies at Murdoch University. He has served the Cottesloe Parish (two congregations), Central Wheatbelt Parish (four congregations), Victoria Parks & District Parish (two congregations, one of which ultimately closed), and South Perth Congregation. He retired from South Perth due to major depression.

In his retirement, he attends worship at Star Street Congregation, and takes regular services at Glen Forrest and Swan View Congregations.

Before studying for the Uniting Church ministry, Bruce was an official reporter in the Queensland Supreme and District Courts, and then a Hansard reporter and editor in the WA Parliament.

Bruce and Dianne have two daughters, and three grandsons aged 16, 14 and 5.

In his spare time Bruce volunteers at Visability, the former WA Association for the Blind (talking books monitor); Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (bird nurse and educator); and the Carlisle Food Centre.


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