Dean of Identity | Mr Terry Thompson

Campus Ministry @ Terrace

For I was hungry, and you gave me food, I was thirsty, and you gave me drink, I was a stranger, and you welcomed me, I was naked, and you clothed me, I was sick, and you visited me, I was in prison, and you came to me. Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?  (Matthew 25:35-40)
  • David Conry (GT 1986) - Youngcare
  • Joss O’Loan (GT 2000) – Kombi Clinic
  • Mike Lepre (GT 2002) – Bertonni – employment for homeless and vulnerable people
  • Tim Beckman (GT 2006) – Ubuntu Through Health
  • Nic Marchesi (GT 2011) - Orange Sky Laundry
  • Lucas Patchett (GT 2011) – Orange Sky Laundry
  • George Arkinstall (GT 2012) – Gardening a Difference
  • Michael Wellington (GT 2013) – supporting the Timorese with agriculture projects.
  • James Hurst (GT 2019) – Red Dirt Mentoring

David, Joss, Mike, Tim, Nic, Lucas, George, Michael and James and many more Terracians have one thing in common – they have personified the Edmund Rice Education Australia Touchstone of Gospel Spirituality – they have talked the talk and walked the walk of an Edmund Rice education. While each of these gentlemen has followed further study and careers, they have also engaged in making a difference to those who struggle and those at the margins. They have sought to support the self-dignity and the self-worth of other people before themselves. Through their expression of Ministry and like another EREA Touchstone, they have enabled others to liberate themselves to feel free to be the best they can be.

These Touchstones are part of the recipe in forming Gentlemen of Terrace. 

The word ministry – we hear it a lot. But what does it mean?

  • Ministry is supporting others when they are overwhelmed.
  • Ministry is welcoming others who feel lonely.
  • Ministry is building an inclusive College community so that our diversity is our strength.
  • Ministry is encouraging others who may feel nervous or lack confidence.
  • Ministry is something we do at Terrace. Not just words. Ministry is actions.

At Terrace, there are many ways to be involved within all things Ministry. Students have opportunities to -

  • Engage with their House Friendship Group (ask your House Dean how)
  • Work at our Kolega café
  • Work on the Eddie’s Van (Years 10-12)
  • Blanket and Christmas drives (Years 5-6)

The Terrace Family should be very proud of their contributions to our community. The Identity team is always open to answering questions or discussing any service opportunities for Terrace students.

Live Jesus in our Hearts…Forever.