Columbans appoint new leader

28/11/2011

Fr Gary Walker
Fr Gary Walker.

Fr Gary Walker has been elected as Regional Director of St Columban’s Mission Society for Australia and New Zealand.

Fr Gary took up his appointment on 23 November, the Feast of St Columban. The term of appointment is for three years.

Fr Gary comes from Brisbane and was ordained in 1972. He spent many years in Fiji and Jamaica, followed by a six-year appointment to Ireland as a member of the Columban General Council.

For the past nine years he has been Editor of The Far East magazine, and for part of the time served as the House Superior at Essendon.

While looking forward to working in collaboration with other Congregations and Lay People, Fr Gary  said one of the biggest challenges ahead was to engage young people in the missionary arm of the Church.

Fr Gary also thanked the outgoing Director, Fr Noel Connolly, for his leadership, management skills and vision.


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