Jamie Bester is Married to Claire and has seven children (yes that’s right) covering a wide range of ages. They love getting away to the family farm, going on adventures around Tasmania and spending time with friends and family.
Jamie is the senior minister of the Anglican parish of Clarence South in southern Tasmania.
He also leads a working group in the Diocese of Tasmania called “Multiply Tas”, developing new ministries throughout the state.
Jamie and Claire have a deep God given passion to serve the Lord with a particular call to develop organic ministry opportunities, believing that God is planting His plans into the hearts of local communities and cities for the growth of the kingdom.
Jamie has a science and business background, previously working as a consultant to rebuild failed businesses or work with organisations to start-up new businesses.
These gifts have transferred into a ministry focus of church planting and developing parish ministries.
Jamie was the church planter at Southern Beaches Anglican prior to moving to the new position. Prior to planting Southern Beaches Jamie studied at Ridley Theological College and trained with City to City including attending the Asia pacific church planting intensive in Taiwan and completing the preaching incubator.
Youth Ministry Trainee
Jesse is originally from England where he lived in the Bristol area. He has a huge passion to engage with young people and teach them about the truths of Jesus.
Jesse has a history in Missions where he worked with YWAM (Youth with A Mission) Tasmania and also completed a Cert IV in Christian Missions.
His role at Clarence South is to work with the young people within the parish, create pathways for them to grow into mature believers and to reach more young people for Jesus.
He is soon to be married in November to his Fiancé Tamara and they cant wait to be partners in the Gospel as they serve the Lord and each other!
MTS Ministry Apprentice
Chloe became a Christian 10 years ago after finishing school and completing a gap year program. Following this, she began a career as a Registered Nurse. At the beginning of 2021, Chloe moved to Hobart, Tasmania, with her husband Beau and welcomed a daughter, Norah.
Since moving here, they have become involved in a church revitalisation program at Clarence South Anglican. Beau is continuing to practice nursing while Chloe is pursuing formal ministry work. She has been considering ministry for many years and has now jumped at the opportunity to do so.
The area of Clarence South is rapidly growing and is predicted to expand in the coming years. Chloe is passionate about connecting with people, developing relationships and sharing the gospel through this.
Rev Dr Andrew Lake
Andrew is married to Pam and they have four adult children and three grandchildren. Andrew enjoys writing and beach swimming.
After a career as a high school teacher in NSW and India and Youth Minister in Queensland, Andrew was ordained in 1989 and has served in parishes in NSW, Indonesia, Tasmania, Syria and Victoria.
Ten years cross-cultural service in Muslim majority countries has helped him appreciate the uniqueness of Jesus as God’s living word. His PhD is in church history, the thesis being “The first Protestants in the Arab World: the contribution to Christian Mission of the English Aleppo Chaplains from 1597 to 1782”. (It is a free download at researchgate.net)
Andrew loves parish ministry and the opportunity of meeting all sorts of people. A particular delight is helping people to enjoy reading the Bible, getting a grasp of Christian beliefs and appreciating Christian history.
His mottos for study groups are “There is no such thing as a stupid question” and “If it stops being fun we’ll stop studying it”.
Rev David Le Rosignol
David was born in Hobart, and attended Princes St Primary School, Taroona Primary School and the New Town Junior Technical High School.
Leaving school he was a clerical officer in The Public Works Department.
Following two years in England, he joined the Education Department in Hobart.
He became a Christian while attending Holy Trinity Church in Hobart.
Following a call to the ministry, he studied theology at Ridley College in Melbourne.
He was made Deacon in 1976, and ordained Priest in 1977 at St David's Cathedral in Hobart.
He served curacies at St John's Launceston and St James, New Town.
David then served in rural ministry in various Parishes in Tasmania for nearly 18 years before moving to St John's Church, New Town for a further 10 years.
Following the move to his own home at Rokeby, David served in locums at St Paul's Glenorchy, St Thomas' Howrah, and the Southern Midlands, and now assists in the Parish.
He leads a healing service at St David's Cathedral and is a chaplain in the Order of St Luke.
He is passionate about preaching, talking to folk and people coming to a living faith in Christ.
David is married to Heather and they are blessed with three children and three grandchildren.
His interests include music, gardening, reading and astronomy.