Three of the Sydney Diocese’s senior ministers – the rectors of the three Cathedrals – have spoken out on why Rick Smith should be the next Archbishop.
Their statement follows last week’s commendation of Mr Smith from the outgoing and incoming principals of Moore College: John Woodhouse and Mark Thompson.
Sandy Grant, Bruce Morrison and Phillip Jensen, who serve at the Cathedrals in Wollongong, Parramatta and Sydney’s Central Business DIstrict, have 87 years of parish ministry experience between them, with two of them serving on Standing Committee.
Senior Minister of St Michael’s Cathedral Wollongong, Rev Sandy Grant, says Rick is biblically and theologically driven, who grasps clearly the big picture of the gospel of Christ.
Senior Minister of St John’s Cathedral at Parramatta, Rev Bruce Morrison, says he has confidence in Mr Smith to manage the finances of the diocese and confidence that Rick will be able to make wise, strategic appointments.
Dean of St Andrew’s Cathedral Sydney, Phillip Jensen, says we need the man who will lead generational change and Rick as the leader of the next generation is the best man for the job.