​Mr Jamie Miller

Some years ago I retired from a busy thirty-year career in international business. In my retirement I decided I wanted to put something back into the Church I’ve loved and participated in since my teenage years. I have a passion for adult Christian education and spiritual formation and am a strong proponent of life-long education.

I am currently an Archbishop’s Examining Chaplain and I’m working as the assistant to Archdeacon Robert Presland, the Director of Theological Education. I serve on the diocesan Committee for the Diaconate, the Board for Supervised Theological field Education (STFE), and the Board for Ministry.

I am a parishioner at Christ Church South Yarra, where I am a licenced Lay Minister. I am a Mentor, and trainer of Mentors for the Education for Ministry (EfM) program. Currently, I’m undergoing training to Mentor an online version of EfM designed for those who cannot gather for traditional group meetings such as prison communities, those living in isolated rural towns, military personnel serving in remote locations and others.

I am an Oblate member of the Anglican Benedictine monastic community of St. Mark at Camperdown, Victoria and serve that community as the Oblate Prior.

I have a long interest in, and practice of Christian meditation and lectio divina and teach both these disciplines in regular workshop and retreat settings.

My heroes of the faith are St. Paul, Thomas Merton and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. When I’m not ‘hanging out with God’ as the young adults in my life would say, I play golf and lawn bowls, grow bonsai, read copiously, enjoy an eclectic range of music, am a dab hand at cooking and have been known to enjoy a good ‘red’. Dianne and I have two adult children and five grandchildren. We are owned by two black poodles.

Jamie Miller, Obl. OSB

February 2012

 

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