Licensing and ordination of Nathan Runham – Chaplain, Australian Defence Force


On Friday, 29 June 2018, Eltham Presbyterian congregation was host for a special dual-focus night for the Presbytery of Melbourne North in recognising the ministry of Chaplain Nathan Runham. Don Elliott (moderator) led the service of licensing, and then ordination. Martin de Pyle preached for the occasion. We enjoyed an excellent ADF video presentation promoting Army Chaplaincy – “starring” our own Josh Bouzanquet.

We are heartened by the way in which our sovereign God is raising up men for the ordained ministry of the gospel in our church. Further, it’s a great delight to us that the Presbyterian Church of Australia is able to partner with the Australian Defence Force in providing the valuable service of chaplaincy … where character building and spiritual guidance are provided to the men and women of our nation’s Defence Force.