A number of changes have taken place with staff movements in the First Third team recently. With the departure of Rev Rick Morrel in November last year, Paul Montague, First Third specialist for the Metro South Region, has moved into the position of interim First Third co-ordinator, for up to 12 months. Jessica Morthorpe, First Third specialist for the Metro West Region, and Richard Telfer, First Third specialist for the Metro North Region, both moved on from their positions in 2015.
Rev Brenton Prigge, First Third specialist for the South West Region, and Janine McDonald, First Third project officer, will continue in their roles.
A review of First Third Ministry will be taking place in 2016 to evaluate the effectiveness of First Third Ministry, its impact to those in the First Third of life, the stakeholders involved and the wider Presbytery. The process will involve a survey, further conversations and an analysis of data collected. From this data, common experiences and opportunities for improvement will be identified.