Hi Encounter

I am Pastor Nigel – the new Pastor at the Victor Harbor Lutheran Church. I value the partnership that exists between Lutheran Education and the Lutheran Church and am delighted to live out this partnership by being part of the Encounter Lutheran College community. I will be officially installed as the Pastor of the Victor Harbor Lutheran Church, 2pm on February 14 at the Lutheran Church Centre. My wife Amelia and I have moved to Victor Harbor from Adelaide where I served at Unley and the Lutheran Church of Australia Church-wide office. Previously I served at Novar Gardens, Clare and Berri. This year I celebrate the 25th anniversary of my ordination. Many of you will get to know my wife Amelia as the Co-educator in the year 2 classrooms. Amelia and I have three adult children aged 22, 23 and 24. They are all living away. Amelia and I love walking, caravaning, gardening, 4wding, kayaking and snorkeling. I also love cycling and flying my drone. In my transition to Victor I have deeply appreciated the opportunity to get to know your dynamic staff team and to support them by celebrating God’s love for all. The Encounter community has already demonstrated to me it’s openness and welcome. For this I give thanks. I intend to work in close partnership with Encounter.

When you see me around, please feel free to stop and have a chat. I would love to get to know you, hear your stories and encourage you in your living.