The South Australia, Northern Territory and Western Australia Region
The Region covers South Australia with 20 Teams based in Adelaide and two Teams in Port Lincoln; and one Team each in the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
If you are interested in hearing more about Teams then please contact us.
SA / NT / WA Regional Couple
Jo and Chris Adey
We began our Teams life when we joined Team 12 in Adelaide in 2003. We knew
OF Teams, but little ABOUT Teams. We were approached after Mass with the
invitation: “What are you doing for yourselves as a couple?” We went to a first
meeting and have been going ever since. Since then we have done the usual
rotation through Responsible Couple, but it was the Oceania Formation Retreat
in Melbourne in 2016 that opened our eyes to the National and International
Teams Movement, and the people who are involved at that level. It seemed
a natural progression to accept nomination and then election to one of the
Sector Couple positions and after a one year hiatus we felt that we were called
to take on the Regional Couple role for SA/NT/WA.
In 2019 we were asked to take on a Liaison Couple role, focussed on re-establishing
Teams in Darwin. With the support of the Oceania Team and the local Bishop, we
have been able to help form and pilot 2 Teams, with a third on the way.
We are parents to Dan, Jono and Julz, and grandparents to 5 girls and 3
boys. We began our working lives as teachers, Jo in the State Primary system
and Chris in the Catholic Secondary. However, we both moved out of
education, with Jo working as a Receptionist for 10 years. Chris went back to
uni to become a physiotherapist before retiring at the end of 2016, to take up
babysitting of our 6 youngest grandchildren 4 days a week!
On a more personal level, we both enjoy reading and are frequent visitors to
our local library. Jo enjoys cooking, quilting, Sudoku and Wordle/Quordle.
Chris enjoys crosswords, running and cycling, completing 11 BUPA challenges at
the Tour Down Under. He also returned to Aussie Rules goal umpiring in 2017 and
plans to continue for the foreseeable future.
Regional Spiritual Counselor
Fr Tony Egar CP
After many years of religious life in eastern Australia and Oceania, Fr Tony returned ‘home’ to Adelaide in 2016 to be with family and continue his ministry. Early life for the Egar family was in Parkside, SA, where Tony was educated by the Mercy Sisters at St Raphael’s, prior to attending CBC Wakefield St. from Yrs 5 – ‘Leaving’.
Tony moved to the Passionist Monastery St. Ives, NSW, in 1957, spent a year in the Novitiate in Goulburn, and was subsequently ordained to the priesthood in 1964. His primary work as a Passionist Priest has been in formation of younger people for ministry, and in parish work. He has worked among other places at St Brigid’s Marrickville; St Anthony in the Field, Terrey Hills; in PNG for 8 years; back to Australia & NSW again; Paul Apostle in Endeavour Hills in Vic; and he is now resident at St Paul’s, Glen Osmond, SA. His sister Ruth RSM, and brother Rob former VG are also well known to many in the Church here in SA.
Tony has worked with Teams previously in Melbourne, and has graciously agreed to walk with the Regional Team here in SA/ NT/ WA as Chaplain & Spiritual Advisor. His gentle advice, prayerfulness & wisdom are greatly appreciated.
East West Sector Couple
Rachele & Gabby
Rachele & Gabby Tullio, are members of Henley Beach Parish in the Western suburbs of Adelaide, & have been members of Teams for over 15 years. Rachele is currently working in education as an APRIM in Salisbury, and Gabby also has a background in education, and is now owner & manager of a business supplying liturgical materials
Southern Sector Couple
Jacci and LLoyd Templeton
We joined Teams in 1998 and it has been an evolving journey with people coming and going. Our current team has been together around 15 years. Jacci also grew up in Teams with her parents being part of the early Teams movement in South Australia. We have been married since 1989 and have three adult children. We both work in Information Technology, Jacci in Local Government and Lloyd for a not-for-profit organisation. In addition to working and spending time with the family, we both teach and train in karate several nights a week. Jacci enjoys yoga and also volunteers with a children’s musical theatre production company several times a year, Lloyd enjoys kayaking and bushwalking. We both love travelling.
Regional Membership & Oceania Newsletter Couple
Penny and Peter Cahalan
When we married in 1979 we came from different backgrounds in terms of religion and friendships and quickly agreed that we wanted to create a new shared community. We found it in Teams which we joined in 1980. Our three daughters and son all grew up within the framework of ‘their’ Team (SA 6). We’ve been involved in Teams in a number of roles and have particularly enjoyed piloting several new Teams over the years. Our shared training was in history but from there Peter has branched into tourism and Penny is a counsellor and celebrant. They both barrack for the Adelaide Crows –when they’re doing OK. Penny and Peter are also now the Oceania Newsletter editors.
My husband Mike and I married in 1990 and were blessed with twin sons in 1993. Mike chose to fulfil the RCIA at Henley Parish in 1996 and our family was blessed with Team 40 in 1999. Mike lived with cancer until 2010. Teams nurtured our ability and opportunity to communicate in intimate, caring and accepting environments.
My education and professional and personal experiences provide me with the skills to undertake the role of Regional Treasurer with confidence after the years I have had in the role. If anyone should ever have any questions, suggestions or comments please do not hesitate to contact me through the Region’s email address.
There are 2 Teams in Darwin with a strong focus on forming a third in the near future. If anyone knows of couples who may be interested in Teams please let Jo and Chris, the Regional Couple, know.
There is currently no Team in the West. There are plans to build Teams with preliminary meetings in early 2023.