Pastoral Leadership Teams

Committee News

Details from Parish meeting held 27th November 2016

in Carterton Event Centre

Pastoral Parish Council

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Councillors of the New Parish Council for 2017

Carl Tapp:       

I believe that the essence of the Church is communion – with God and with one another in the community of the parish.  It is for this reason that I have accepted nomination for the Parish Council. My life has been spent in Catholic Education at the secondary level. I have returned to the Wairarapa and Masterton after being here for 6 years in the 1970’s. Since Vatican II the Church has made it clear that lay people must take increasing responsibility for leadership.  It is something that we are all called to do. Most of us grew up in a church which was very hierarchical with lay people at the bottom of the pyramid. Our future is a community partnership with our priests at the centre. It is our Church.


Gerard Penman: 


      Hello, my name is Gerard Penman.  I am 42 years of age and married to Sharon. We have five children, our eldest four currently attend Chanel College, with our youngest attending St Patrick's School.  I have worked for many years as a Field Engineer in the Broadcast & Telecommunications industry.

My family and I currently live in Masterton and have been part of the St Patrick’s Church Community over the last two years.

If I do have the privilege of being elected onto the Parish Pastoral Council I would do my best to work as part of the team to meet the spiritual, pastoral, liturgical and social needs of our community. 


Trudi Betschart:  


Just as Isaiah responded to The Lord’s “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”  

I replied, “Here I am. Send me!”  [Isaiah 6:8]

Trudi Betschart - Hello, my name is Trudi Betschart. I grew up on a dairy farm in Galatea, Bay of Plenty. After nearly 20 years working as a large-animal veterinarian, I retrained as a counsellor and now am self-employed working in the Wairarapa. 


“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face towards you and give you peace.”  [Numbers 6: 24-26]

Adrienne Nunns:


“…what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?”  Micah 6:8


Adrienne Nunns - Hi, my name is Adrienne Nunns and what I would most like to be known for in my nomination for our Parish Pastoral Council is my commitment to follow God’s call on my life.  This has given me six children a home in the Wairarapa and a call to work with “the most at risk” as a Social Worker.  I take whatever responsibility the Lord entrusts me with very seriously and hope to only represent His will.  This is done by a continuous training of my heart, eyes, ears and mouth with the hope of one day achieving that “it is no longer I that live, but Christ who lives in me...”  Galatians 2:20

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