Staff

David Seccombe (Rev’d Dr) – Acting Dean of Cathedral

David ministered in Perth churches for 20 years (14 years at St Matthews Shenton Park), and was Principal of George Whitefield College in Cape Town from 1993–2012. He became a Christian in the middle of a science degree (chemistry) and went on to work in the steel industry. He has a PhD from Cambridge University for studies on Jesus’ teaching about wealth and poverty, and has written on the life and teaching of Jesus, Paul’s message in the Letter to the Romans, and Christian family. He and Lorraine have four children and eight grandchildren.

Mike Welham – Youth and Children’s Worker

Mike has moved with his wife, Emma, and their three children to begin ministry at the Geraldton Anglican Cathedral in January 2021 as the Youth and Children’s Worker. After working as a primary school teacher in the country, Mike trained at Trinity Theological College in Perth. Mike is keen to engage with anyone who doesn’t know Jesus yet, and also to help people in the church grow in faith and action. He enjoys being married to his wife, Emma, time with his kids, games, the beach, coffee, playing drums, and long conversations about faith and life.

Garry Hamersley (Rev’d) – Greenough/Walkaway

 

Garry is working in an honorary role as the co-ordinator for Greenough/Walkaway church’s for the Geraldton Parish.

Jeremy Rice (Rev’d) – Hospital Chaplain (Honorary)

Jeremy visits patients who are ill or dying in our hospitals. As they near the end of life, he reminds them of the hope of eternal life in heaven that is given to all who put their trust in Jesus. Many families have been blessed by Jeremy’s compassionate ministry.

 

David Hilton (Rev’d) – Wednesday Midweek Service

David joined the cathedral back in 2000. He trained through Church Army in Sydney, spending a number of years doing youth work on the Eastern seaboard before moving to Geraldton to take on school chaplaincy. Since 2008, David has been the Coordinating Chaplain at Greenough Regional Prison. In his spare time he works as an Optical Dispenser. He is passionate about evangelism and discipleship, enjoys swimming, and likes both types of music; country and western.

 

Church Wardens

Martin Ballinger

Martin is the Dean’s Warden. He has a farming background, and is currently helping people with their insurance needs. He is married to Janie

Jenni deVries

I was born and raised in a country town in the Midwest, studied high school in Perth, then served in Christian mission overseas. I moved to Geraldton in 1996 when I married my husband, Nic. In 2008 Nic, our four sons, and I became a part of the Cathedral family. Since then I have served at the Cathedral in varying capacities including in music and children’s ministry and on parish council. Two of my favourite things to do are to engage in conversation with friends and family and to sing and make music for the Lord.

Parish Council Members

Hannah Royce

 

Hannah serves as secretary to the Parish Council.  She and her husband John together with their 4 wonderful daughters farm in Chapman Valley, north east of Geraldton. They have been regularly attending Holy Cross Cathedral since 2009, and worship at the 10am service.  Hannah enjoys spending time in the company of family and friends, loading up the kids and husband and going on long drives, and sitting quietly under a tin roof listening to the rain fall.

Barbara Tapscott

Barbara moved to Geraldton from Morawa with her late husband Peter in December 2004. She has 4 adult children and 10 grandchildren. In response to God’s Grace and as a member of the Cathedral family, Barbara is involved in ministry at Juniper Hillcrest and Opal Aged Care, Parish Pastoral Care, Sunday School and Parish Council. At home, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, word and number puzzles and reading.