Rev Jamie and Verity Murray
I was baptised at 8, confirmed at 15 and really met Jesus at 18 years of age while studying music in London. I went on to live in Christian community, following a rhythm of prayer loosely based on the monastic tradition before marrying Verity in 1994. In 2015 we came to WA to lead St Nicholas Minster, remembering to bring our three children now aged 13, 16 and 18 and a surprising amount of stuff! As a minster parish, our commitment to people takes us beyond our immediate area as we partner with other Christian communities.
I really enjoy seeing people encounter Jesus and discover how much God our heavenly Father loves them. Our Alpha courses are one of the ways we do this. It is a privilege supporting one another as we grow in being part of His family. That brings its challenges and we work on those together in community.
Along the way, I write songs and compose music and continue to train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Base MMA in Bunbury. Verity is a teacher and is helping us here with our small groups and children’s ministry as well as keeping us on track as a family!
Rev Cathie and David Broome
Cathie and David Broome have been members of St Nicholas Parish since 1995 and have three beautiful children Raelene, John and Scott. Over the past 20 plus years they have been active members of the parish, attending bible studies / men’s shed, retreats and the children kids club and youth group.
Cathie became a Parish Council member, Licensed Lay Minister and Pastoral Care Coordinator. As Cathie’s faith grew with the support of David and the children she began attending Christian courses and completed a Masters of Theology at Notre Dame, two levels of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and Advanced Diploma in Christian Ministry at St Marks Theological College. Cathie is a Registered Nurse with 30 years’ experience and David is a Teacher at TAFE.
Through a deepening relationship and the discovery of God’s will for her life, Cathie answered the call to ministry.
“I am humbled by the opportunity to Love my neighbour and I feel privileged to have been called by God to the ministry of Priest within the Diocese of Bunbury. While the majority of my time is at All Saints Donnybrook or as Chaplain at Amana Living Treendale I look forward to my two regular services a month at St Nicholas and my weekly attendance at other parish commitments.”