Parish Priest – the Revd Dr Warren Huffa
Warren comes to St Columba’s with a desire to continue to integrate deeper spiritual wisdom into his life. He has a passion for theology and understanding the Bible, and making space for others to learn and minister.
Assistant Minister – Liam Grant
Hi! I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to work and grow with the St. Columba’s community as I take up coordinating the Sunday night service. I’m currently a theology student at the Adelaide College of Divinity, which keeps my brain busy. And am a lover of the outdoors – hiking, climbing, riding, gardening, which keeps my hands busy.
I’m passionate about my faith and seeing it in action in the world. I’m cursed however, with a short attention span and a need to experience the joys and pains of the world. Thus, I like to go on adventures to see what’s out there. I’ve recently returned from 3 months in Palestine/Israel, working with the World Council of Churches on peace building projects and monitoring human rights abuses in the West Bank. I’ve also lived for a year on the Thai/Myanmar border working in an orphanage with HIV kids and have spent some time in Samoa assisting in disaster relief after the 2010 tsunami.
I don’t want to sound too self-important, so I have to say that most of the time I just enjoy going to bed before ten, reading dense theology books and writing poetry. This next stage of my life, working with you, will be a formational experience for me, and hopefully for St. Columba’s too.
Priest’s Warden – Elizabeth Bleby
I came to the parish as a teenager and joined the very active Youth Fellowship. A few years after my marriage (here) we returned to St Columba’s as a family and our children grew up here, involved in the choir and Youth Fellowship, making lasting friends. My involvement with the church has included membership of Parish Council and a previous term as Warden. I think that Christian education matters very much and I have completed a Bachelor of Theology as well as continuing to learn through Education for Ministry and the various studies which we undertake from time to time.
People’s Warden – Neville Haar
Ann Nadge, Nick Handley, Sandra Engelhardt, Arthur Waite, Lynette Hawes, Mike Lucas, Chris Jarman, Wendy Jeffrey and Sarah Black are our current Parish Councillors, and together with the Wardens, comprise the Parish Council.
Nick Handley also acts as Treasurer.