Our Shepherds

The Shepherds of our community are chosen by our community, to guide us in our purpose, to be an example, to care for and nurture the members of Holland Park Church of Christ. The current Shepherds of our community are Warren Faulks, Andrew Johnson, Ross Leggatt, Jonathan Leijen and Pat O’Dell.

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Pat O'Dell

Pat is married to Rosalie and they have worshipped with the church at Holland Park since the end of 1980.  They have been married 46 years, have four married children and five grandchildren.  Pat was born and raised in the Dallas, Texas area while Rosalie is from Brisbane.  They married in Texas, living there for 5 years, before moving to Australia.  For over 30 years Pat was a teacher at Redlands College, located at Wellington Point.  He taught in the areas of teaching Bible, coaching various sporting teams, and was a member of the chaplaincy team.  During that same period of time Rosie has cared for kids in their home with Family Day Care.  They both appreciate and enjoy their fellowship with the church at Holland Park.  Pat and Rosie have a special interest in teaching children and helping them to grow.  They also enjoy their involvement with the yearly family Bible camp, the Over 50s camp, and the annual visit of the Lipscomb University team.  Pat enjoys various sports while Rosie enjoys designing and making quilts.  They both enjoy camping, day trips, travelling, photography, history and geography, and animals of all sorts. 

patodell@optusnet.com.au

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Warren Faulks

Warren has been married to His wonderful wife Bev for 37 years and was married in the Holland Park church building. Warren has worked as a licensed electrician for 36 years. Warren and Bev have five children, Rachelle, Andrea, Louise, Joshua and Gemma. As a family, they enjoy doing most outdoor activities, including climbing mountains and mountain bike riding. Warren has been at Holland Park since he was in his mid-teens and has enjoyed growing in his faith and spiritual maturity over the past 40 odd years. It has held him in good stead to enjoy teaching adult bible class, some kids classes and preaching. Warren also plays an active role in running Camp Gidawarra each year.

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Andrew Johnson

Andrew is married to Danielle and they have three children - Laura, who is a teacher at Redlands College,  Harrison, who studies Design at QUT and William, who is currently in Year 12. In 2021 they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Andrew and Danielle grew up near Rockhampton and have attended Holland Park Church of Christ since 2010. As a family, they enjoy camping, water sports, board games and hosting Missions students. Andrew completed his Doctorate of Ministry through Lipscomb University in Nashville USA and is the Principal of Redlands College in Wellington Point. Andrew has been involved with Christian schooling for over 20 years and is passionate about invitational practices which encourage unchurched students to be formed into the likeness of Christ and participate in God’s mission of reconciliation.

andylj72@gmail.com

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Ross Leggatt
Jonathan Leijen
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