After 18 years extending John Flynn’s ‘mantle of safety’ throughout inland Australia, the national director of Frontier Services, Rosemary Young, has retired.
Under Ms Young’s leadership, Frontier Services has expanded its ministry and community services, making an enormous difference in the lives of tens of thousands of Australians living in remote and regional areas.
Frontier Services employs staff in 120 different ministry and community services. With 21 patrol ministries, ministers clock up more than one million kilometres a year in planes and 4WD vehicles to support approximately 15,000 families.
UCA Assembly president, Rev Professor Andrew Dutney, paid tribute to Rosemary Young’s work.
“God has blessed us with Rosemary’s wonderful service bridging three decades and across the length and breadth of Australia,” said Prof Dutney.
“Rosemary Young’s name will stand proudly alongside John Flynn, Fred McKay and others as church leaders who have dedicated their lives to the care – both physical and pastoral – of their fellow Australians.”
The UCA has also announced the appointment of former Assembly president Rev Gregor Henderson as the new chairperson of the Frontier Services board.
Mr Henderson is current chair of the John Flynn Foundation.