As you may be aware our Staff Chaplain Ian Warner is currently cruising around the Pacific Ocean enjoying a very well earned holiday.
In the meantime, we are blessed to have Carl Aiken step into Ian’s role while he is on leave until Tuesday 21 May. Carl will be here to provide pastoral and spiritual care to staff through listening and journeying with them. If you would like to get in touch with Carl, you can call him on 0409 582 134 or email [email protected]
We asked Carl to share a bit about himself…
“I am a child of the Port. My early memories are of being on the back of my Mum’s pushbike riding through the train yards and around the Black Diamond Corner to the fish market on the wharf. My early working life was in ship building – at the Port. My Great Grandfather used to sit on the pickets cheering the black and white and I saw Fos Williams play! Other work involved housing construction and diesel electric generation.
As a mature aged student I entered theological college and pastored an inner suburban church for 25 years. In the local area I worked with two community centres, a youth unemployment program and various groups. One of these advocated and was successful in developing the West Torrens mobile library service. I was the chaplain at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital for nearly 18 years and served in the Army Reserve for 25 years during which time I was deployed to Pakistan to support the earthquake relief team and to the Middle East. I currently sit on the WCH and Adelaide University Human Research Ethics Committees.
I am married to Mary and we have three adult children – Peter, Libby and Ben.”