St Margaret's News February 2019 - Page 6

Peter Walker to UTC Rev Peter Walker preached on 3 February at the Holy Communion service at Wesley the day before he commenced as the new Principal of the United Theo- logical College at Parramatta. Margaret Erickson reports “Peter spoke about the role he will perform as Principal and his hopes for the future for the college and students for ministry. It was a fine service with beautiful music including choral communion and at the conclusion the congregation sang the blessing to Peter The Lord bless you and keep you. It was most fitting as he was a much loved minister of Wesley 2002 - 2008.” Peter Walker studied history, philosophy, and theology at the University of NSW, McGill University, and Charles Sturt University. He has previously served as a Visiting Fellow at Dunmore Lang College, Chairperson of United Theologi- cal College Council, Chairperson of the Presbytery of Canberra Region, and President of the ACT Council of Churches. He is currently a Board member and Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Public Theology. Peter is a Minister of the Word in the Uniting Church in Australia and joins UTC from his position as Assistant Director of the Public and Contextual Theology Research Centre at Charles Sturt University and Acting Director of the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture. St Margaret’s News 6 February 2019