Reverend Scott Lucas with wife Donna, and sons Caleb and Alex at Scotts Official Ordination
The Cooloola Coast community is saying another good-bye this month to the Reverend Scott Lucas of the Cooloola Coast Wesleyan Methodist Church, who leaves us to look after the Nambour Wesleyan Methodist Church from January 2020.
Scott and wife Donna first came to Gympie in August 2000 on their sixth wedding anniversary with their two young preschool-aged children, Caleb and Alex, who are now 23 and 22.
Scott said: “When I arrived what I found is that it’s the people that make a place. It’s not the geography, and the whole Cooloola Coast, including Gympie, has been a great place to raise our children and be part of close communities and wonderful people.
“I have learnt that people of all ages need somewhere to belong. We long to be loved and valued and my hope for our Church at Cooloola Wesleyan Methodist is that we are that place.
“So many times, new people or visitors have come and said, ‘It feels like a family and I am so comfortable here.’ And that’s what we all want – a family to belong to where we are loved and valued.”
Rev Gary McClintock will take Cooloola Wesleyan back into the fold and the Church will function as normal.
Scott said: “There is a sadness, as we will miss our Church families here at Cooloola and in Gympie, but it’s exciting as well. Our sons are adults and making their way in the world now.
“Thank you to our local Cooloola Coast community for having us. It’s been a pleasure to serve here and we will miss you.”