New faces in the community

Holly ThompsonManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup Baptist Church pastor Peter Wight, Moonya chaplain Sue Wight and Seventh Day Adventist Church pastor Ross Craig.Picture: Holly Thompson
Camera IconManjimup Baptist Church pastor Peter Wight, Moonya chaplain Sue Wight and Seventh Day Adventist Church pastor Ross Craig.Picture: Holly Thompson Credit: Holly Thompson

Manjimup has welcomed two new pastors and a chaplain to the community, to help out in several of the churches and at Baptistcare Moonya.

Sue Wight will take on the role of chaplain at Baptistcare Moonya, while her husband Peter Wight will become pastor at Manjimup’s Baptist Church and Ross Craig will be the new pastor at the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Peter Wight will be the first pastor at the church in 18 years and his arrival has come as a welcome relief for its members.

Mr Wight said he had know about the Manjimup Baptist Church for many years and a friend had asked for his email to give to the church.

“My heart sort of leapt ... and I though ‘wow I would really love to move there’,” he said.

“Sometimes things really just connect with you and you are not always sure if it is a God thing or just you, but either way you know it is right.”

His wife Sue secured the job as chaplain for Baptistcare Moonya around the time Mr Wight’s job was being finalised and the couple moved to Manjimup at the beginning of December last year.

Ross Craig moved here just a few weeks ago, from a town just north of Sydney and said it was God who led him here.

“I am falling in love with this part of WA very quickly,” Mr Craig said.

The trio have spent their time in the towngetting to know the fellow members of their churches.

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