As lifelong disciples and followers of Jesus, we’re always learning and growing in our faith.
I have been serving the Canberra-Queanbeyan Lutheran Parish for nine years. It is a great joy and privilege to proclaim the Gospel and administer the Sacraments in the heart of Canberra to a very diverse but dedicated congregation.
I was born and educated in Budapest, Hungary. I came to Australia with my wife Annamaria in 1987. Later our family expanded with two sons in the mid-nineties. I was able to continue my theological studies, which I had already started in Hungary, and pursued my further studies in Sydney and Adelaide, where I was ordained in 2002.
One of my favourite passages is in Luke’s Gospel: “Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?” (24:32) I think it describes accurately our Christian existence as we are on a pilgrim journey and Christ walks with us.
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St Peter's Memorial
Chairman – Mr Leigh Nielsen
Vice-Chair – Miss Alexandra Downie
Secretary – Mrs Miriam Gerrick
Treasurer – Mr Stephen Hocking
Council Member – Dr Christian P.J. Bahnerth
Council Member – Nell Bahnerth
Elder – COL Ross Harding (ret)
Elder – Mr Stephen Hocking
Pastor's Aide – Dr Christian P.J. Bahnerth PhD (Biblical Studies)
Newsletter – Dr Christian P.J. Bahnerth and Mrs Nell Bahnerth
Property – Mr Gunnar Tuisk
Safe Place Coordinator – Mrs Hilary Blundell
Sunday School Superintendent – Mrs Anna Mária Szabó
Website Coordinator – Mr Leigh Nielsen
St John the Baptist
Chairperson – Rev Gábor Szabó
Secretary – Mrs Elisabeth Offler
Treasurer – Miss Trudy Kuhn
Safe Place Coordinator – Mrs Elisabeth Offler