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Australia One Update - 18 September 2017

18 September 2017

Australia One Update - 18 September 2017

Key Points

  • We are pleased to introduce our new National Chief Property Officer
  • National Ambassadors for Holiness and Prayer, Colonels Wayne and Robyn Maxwell share some insights to their newly appointed roles.

 

 Introducing our new National Heads of Department

In last week’s announcement of our new National Heads of Department we confirmed that the new Chief Property Officer had been appointed, and that more details would be provided in due course.

This morning Commissioner Floyd Tidd announced the appointment of Mr. Paul Walec as our Chief Property Officer, and we are pleased to provide you with a brief introduction to Paul.

Chief Property Officer – Mr Paul Walec

Mr. Paul WalecPaul has an extensive background in many aspects of property and its related businesses, including investment and asset management, property development and facilities management. Starting his career on a joint-venture project with RMIT and the World Bank on the development of a university campus in Vietnam, Paul has worked in senior leadership roles in property management with Babcock and Brown Communities and Lend Lease.

Following his passion in helping others, he was appointed Director of Property at the Uniting Church of Australia with responsibility for a $4 billion property portfolio where under his stewardship the portfolio was transformed and realigned to better service the organisation’s mission.

He was most recently engaged by the Victorian Government to lead the property and land function in relation to one of its major transport regeneration programs. A civil engineer by qualification, Paul also has an MBA from AGSM in Sydney, a Real Estate Agent’s Representative License and a Graduate Diploma of Education.

Paul is a Christian and is actively involved in his local parish. He has a passion for the outdoors, sports, family camping holidays and is also an avid collector of vinyl records. Paul will commence in the role on Monday 6 November 2017 and will be based at National Headquarters in Melbourne.

 

 National Ambassadors for Holiness and Prayer

Colonels Wayne and Robyn MaxwellOn the first of September Commissioner Floyd Tidd announced the appointment of Colonels Wayne and Robyn Maxwell as National Ambassadors for Holiness and Prayer.

Reporting directly to the National Commander and as members of the National Cabinet, The Ambassadors for Holiness and Prayer are responsible for leading, encouraging and nurturing holiness and prayer throughout Australia. They will work in collaboration with the National Secretary for Spiritual Life in focusing on the holistic life of the Salvationist.

Wayne and Robyn will be engaging Salvationists in seeking the life of holiness and prayer, proclaiming the doctrine of holiness and encouraging the practice of holy living. In drawing upon our spiritual roots and vibrant history, it is their intention to raise awareness and share resources to advance the concept of holiness, holy living and Prayer.

The Ambassador for Holiness and Prayer is a new role in The Salvation Army Australia Territory, and plays an integral part as we continue on our journey to become a united National Movement. “These are significant days for The Salvation Army in Australia. We need to be a prayerful people, living holy lives”, Colonels Wayne and Robyn Maxwell explain, “the creation of these roles in Australia calls every Salvationist to make holiness and prayer a priority”.

 

“These are significant days for The Salvation Army in Australia.
We need to be a prayerful people, living holy lives”.

 

We are grateful for the availability of Colonels Wayne and Robyn Maxwell to fulfil these significant appointments for such a time as these foundational days of our Australia One journey. They are grateful for the prayer support that Salvationists across Australia will continue to provide to the emphasis on prayer and holiness. let us remember the Maxwells in prayer as they assume their new appointments.

We pray God’s blessing upon our friends as they prepare for their new appointments.

 

Keeping Informed

This update was originally posted on the Australia One website

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