Finke River Mission (FRM) now has a new Admin/Business Coordinator. His name is Wayne Beven and he is based in Alice Springs at the ‘Mission Block’. Wayne brings a wealth of experience in the areas of building and construction, business and project management.
Isolation and travel are not strangers to Wayne. Growing up in Broken Hill, he became a boilermaker and worked for a few years in the trade before switching to hospitality, managing the Broken Hill Musicians Club and the Roxby Downs Hotel (as an owner operator). After renovating this hotel it received the Best South Australian Regional Development Award.
With a resourcefulness that befits many young people growing up in the country, and an empathetic wish to help people less fortunate, Wayne has offered his services voluntarily over recent years in many different countries. He has worked with Houses for Habitat in India, Sri Lanka and Fiji. This experience led him to apply to work for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea (ELCPNG) as the building and construction advisor, supervising projects including the construction of houses for the Lutheran Health Service in Ampo.
Wayne is now happy to be back in Australia and is enjoying serving his Lord once again by working for Finke River Mission in central Australia.