National Magazine of the Lutheran Church of Australia

Stepping out

January 2014

Compiled by Rosie Schefe

Andrew Dockerill

Age: 48
Family:
wife Donna, Tobyn (19) and Ellyse (16)
Home congregation: Ascension Lutheran Church, Warnbro WA
Assigned to: Wodonga Vic
Before enrolling at ALC: I had my own building design and drafting business, working from home, drawing up house-plans.
How did your call happen? My call didn’t come as a ‘lightning bolt’ but as a slow awareness of God’s call on my life to move from ‘designing a place for people to call their home’ to being God’s ambassador, telling people of God’s design of people’s lives, and their call to their heavenly home.
If you could take only one text from the Bible with you to a desert island, it would be: ‘So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand’ (Isaiah 41:10 NIV)
Where do you go when you need to escape? I go for a run. I really enjoy being immersed in God’s creation, and I especially enjoy this time to meditate on something I’ve read in the word of God. It’s a time alone with God, just he and I.
The best sound in all the world: It’s the sound of the birds in the trees; the sound of leaves rustling in the gentle breeze; and the friendly ‘good morning’ from other

Joshua Miller

Age: 30
Home congregation: Immanuel, Buderim Qld
Assigned to: Eudunda SA
Before enrolling at ALC: I completed a five-year double degree at Griffith University: a Bachelor of Engineering in Microelectronic Engineering and a Bachelor of Information Technology. I worked as an IT contractor for Powerlink Queensland for two years.
How did your call happen? During my uni days, at an early morning young adult Bible study, Dean Mills asked the simple…