Pastoral Council Members

CO-CHAIRPERSONS

David Bland and Tasha Chye

David Bland and Tasha Chye are a husband and wife team who, as a couple,have been members of the parish since 2015.

Tasha has been working in the financial services industry for almost twenty years and in her current role is involved activities run in collaboration with community advocacy groups to support people who find themselves in vulnerable situations.  Her professional background spans a variety of experiences including Marketing & Communications, Project and Change Management, Business Strategy, People Development & Training and Customer & Community Advocacy.

David works in local government and has been for the past twenty years in various roles supporting at the grass roots level of community.  His career in local government has encompassed project management, contract management, development process, strategy and resource recovery.

Together, they look forward to bringing their respective skills and experience to the Parish Pastoral Council, and contribute to the continued efforts to renew our Parish community.

 

Kelly Campbell

 I am Kelly Campbell and am a recent member of the Greenacres Walkerville Parish Pastoral Council. 

I live in Broadview and my family and I attend St Martin's Church at 9.30am on Sundays.  I am married to Greg and I have 3 children - Jake, Will and Ruby.

My family has had quite a long association with the parish over the years, my mother and husband have both been past Principals of the Parish Schools.  I currently work as Deputy Principal and APRIM (Assistant Principal In Religious Identity And Mission) at Rosary School, Prospect.  I also previously worked in both Parish Schools, St Martin's and St Monica's. 

I have always had a real interest in the ever changing Church and how we can make our faith real, alive and challenging to people of all ages.  My job involves developing good relationships between parishes and schools and inviting families into our communities through welcome and liturgy.  I particularly love coming along to St Martin's Church because of the family atmosphere and welcome of all the people in the Church.  It is lovely to always see someone with a smile for myself and my family.

 

Pat Patience

Married to Bill, with 2 adult sons (our youngest attended St Monica’s Parish School) and 2 wonderful grandchildren who, unfortunately, live in Sydney.

My working life has been in School Library Services at Blackfriars Priory School.

As a member of the Parish for 40 years, I usually attend Saturday evening Mass at St Monica’s where I share the Sacristan duties.

I represent our St Vincent De Paul Conference and the Work Health Safety Committee on the Parish Pastoral Council and also serve on the Parish Finance Council. As an Eucharistic Minister I take Communion to the Catholic Community at Helping Hand Northgate and the Calvary Rehab Hospital.

 

Maureen Atkinson

My name is Maureen Atkinson. I have been a member of the Greenacres Walkerville Parish Pastoral Council for the past eight months.

I was educated at St Joseph's Convent, Hindmarsh.

My husband John and I were married at St Monica's Church, in 1957. The priest that officiated was Father Thomas O'Rourke and we returned to this lovely Parish in 2012.

We had three sons (with great sadness we lost one 11 years ago). We have seven grandchildren and 4 great grand children.

Two years ago I as a guest speaker at the CWA speaking about dementia. I have had quite some experience in this field after nursing John at home for seven years. He sadly passed away 18 months ago.

I feel very privileged in being a Special Minister at Mass and taking communion to a lady who is no longer able to attend Mass

 

Rose Valenti

My name is Rose Valenti and I currently work as the APRIM (Assistant Principal Religious Identity & Mission) at St Martin’s Catholic Primary School.  I have been at St Martin’s since 2011 and during that time I have worked in varying class and
administrative roles.

I have been a member of the Greenacres Walkerville
Parish since 2009 and since joining the parish, I have undertaken a variety responsibilities in supporting Fr Kym and our parishioners.  Namely, I support our Sacramental Program for primary aged children as one of the team leaders, help with Family Masses and Commentate at St Monica’s Church.

Originally from Port Pirie, I attended St Mark’s College from Reception-Year 12 and then resided at Aquinas College in North Adelaide during my University studies.  I have taught at various Catholic schools, including Caritas College in Port Augusta, Our Lady of Mt Carmel in Rosewater and St Gabriel’s in Enfield.

My husband, Eddy and I have a 4 year old girl, Jessica who was baptised in the Greenacres Walkerville Parish in 2015.  We were also married in our parish.  Jessica certainly keeps us on our toes and is full of energy and enthusiasm, and we love watching her grow every day.

Please come and introduce yourself to me when you see me at Mass on Saturday nights or Sunday mornings

 

CHAIR OF THE PARISH FINANCE COUNCIL

Gerry McCarthy

I grew up in the Enfield Parish and served
as an altar boy at the Holy Family Church
which stood in the grounds of what is now
OLSH College. My mum, dad, aunty, brothers
and sisters were involved in Parish life and I can remember as a small boy attending working bees for the building of St Martin’s Church.

My working life was as a primary school teacher and I served on Parish Councils at Millicent and Tea Tree Gully. I returned “home” to live in the Parish again in 2004.

Our previous Parish Priest coopted me onto the Financial Council and I’ve found no way of escaping ever since!  I currently serve my Parish through managing finances, maintenance of buildings, safety and welfare and being an active St Vincent de Paul member.

I am married to Cheryl and we have three sons who are all in far flung parts of the world.