Newbold Appoints New College Chaplain
23 April 2012 Bracknell, Untied Kingdom [Newbold College, tedNEWS] Pastor Paul Goltz has been appointed Newbold College Chaplain from the beginning of the 2012-13 academic year. “The Newbold College community stands to benefit from Paul’s warm, caring manner” Dr Philip Brown, Principal, said this week. “He knows how to accommodate those who might have different theological views and recognizes that student needs can be different from those of regular church members.” “Paul has a clear passion to share Christ and His love and compassion and he is clearly committed to and passionate about the ministry of Chaplaincy,” Dr Brown added.
It is likely that Paul will commence as College Chaplain at Newbold College in mid-August. He will come with relevant professional and pastoral experience, evidenced most recently in Australia in roles as regional youth coach for the South Queensland Conference and in tent maker ministry as a Queensland Police Officer and school liaison officer as well as previously as senior pastor (South Queensland), chaplain and senior pastor (Sydney), Youth Director (Tasmania), Associate Youth Director/University Students Chaplain/State Pathfinder Director (Western Australia) and senior pastor, youth pastor and chaplain (Victoria). Paul’s qualifications include a MA (Religion) with a Youth Ministry emphasis from La Sierra University and a BA (Theology) from Pacific Union College - Avondale College.
In reflecting on his call to ministry Paul said “I first felt the call to ministry as a young person at the South Queensland Big Camp when I heard Pastor Leonard Barnard speak of his flying missionary adventures in New Guinea. After completing a trade qualification, I was encouraged to pursue my calling to ministry by our conference Youth Director. I attended Avondale College in 1986 where I was heavily involved in campus ministries and as a student dean. I realized that God definitely wanted me to serve Him in a pastoral capacity.”
Paul’s personal mission statement in ministry is “to value people as God values them, inspiring them to join God’s revolution and to use their gifts creatively both corporately and individually, to reach out across the cultural divide, speaking the language of the people, with the power of the Holy Spirit to introduce people to Jesus saving grace.”
Paul is married to Sonya (a registered nurse and currently studying for a Master of International & Community Development). Paul and Sonya have two children – Daniel (18) and Karlie (12).
Newbold College looks forward to welcoming the Goltz family on campus later this year. [tedNEWS]
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