The Queensland Region
Currently the Region is situated in the South Eastern corner of Queensland with eight Teams in Brisbane and one on the Gold Coast. We are happy to share the gift of Teams with all who are interested. If you would like any information about Teams please contact us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susie and Tim Jones – Regional Couple 2016-2019
We have been married for 26 years and have 3 adult children
We originally met through our involvement in Emmanuel Community (a charismatic Catholic Community). Since then we have also become involved in other ministries such as Christian Meditation (Susie); Rosies – a ministry to the homeless (Tim); Ministry to Newly Married; and Celebrate Love with Engaged Couples.
We have been involved in Teams for over 10 years and have enjoyed the support and growth that Teams provides for our marriage. We hope to raise the awareness of this movement in the Region and gain support from parish priests, as this may increase the membership in Teams. We also hope to encourage the existing Teams to seek support from the Regional Team for any difficulties or issues that they may be experiencing within their Team.
Finally, we pray that the Holy Spirit will guide and inspire us during our time as Regional Couple.
Susie and Tim Jones
Fr Rafal Rucinski
Fr Rafal Rucinski – Spiritual Advisor to the Regional Team and Lourdes Team 2.
Parish Priest of St Flannan’s Catholic Parish, Zillmere, Brisbane.
Two Sectors in Queensland:
Lourdes Sector Couple – Sandro & Annette De Luchi
Sandro and Annette De Luchi joined Teams after being invited by Tim and Susie Jones. Teams have been a great strengthening of marriage spirituality for them and the support both from gatherings and prayer at Teams has been invaluable. Team meetings can range from dinners with guest speakers to BBQ’s in the park. Sandro and Annette have been married for 31 years and have 6 children.
Fatima Sector Couple – Evelyn & Mal Thomson
Mal and Evelyn Thomson have been in Teams since 1982, after being invited to attend an information night. They joined the movement and a multicultural Team was formed, as a number of the members came from other countries. Mal met Evelyn in the Philippines and they have been married since 1975 and have two children, both of whom are married, and one grandson.
Their Team has been a constant feature of their marriage and of considerable support to Evelyn when Mal worked fly-in fly-out of Papua New Guinea for almost ten years, leaving Evelyn to raise the two teenage children during his absences. They have found Teams in general and their Team, in particular, a great support and a strong source of their married spirituality, helping them to overcome any problems they encounter.
They participated in all the Teams’ International Gatherings from Fatima in 1994 (which their children also attended) to the present. They sang with the Gathering‘s choir at Brasilia in 2012. Mal has been a member of the St Stephen’s Cathedral Choir in Brisbane since 1983, and both are involved in the music programme in their local parish and other parish activities. Given good health, they hope to attend the 2018 Gathering in Fatima.
Teams has encouraged them to strengthen their devotion to God and their commitment to their marriage.