Pastor Andrew Brook was installed as the new Bishop of the South Australia – Northern Territory District of the LCANZ on 3 September in a service at Concordia College in suburban Adelaide.

Installed by LCANZ Bishop Paul Smith, Bishop Andrew was elected unopposed at the district’s Convention of Synod at Victor Harbor, south of Adelaide in May.

He has succeeded Bishop David Altus, who did not seek re-election after 13 years in the role and who had been acting as ‘caretaker bishop’ since the convention.

Bishop Andrew has been lead pastor at St John’s Lutheran Church at Unley in South Australia since 2017, prior to that serving in the Victoria–Tasmania District at Burnie–Devonport, Tasmania, and Good Shepherd, Ringwood, and St Paul’s Box Hill, both in suburban Melbourne. He also served as the Victoria–Tasmania District Pastor for Child, Youth, Tertiary and Family Ministry and was a tertiary chaplain at the University of Melbourne, and pastor to the student congregation meeting at St John’s Southgate, in central Melbourne.

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