Fr Peter Street (Parish Priest)
I was born in Kurri Kurri, and grew up in the Hunter region. From a young age I have been convinced that God was wanting me to be a priest. I tried for a very long time to run from this calling. This led me to a career in nursing. Something I loved, and indeed deeply miss. However, as happy as I was, I knew that my life was called to something else. So I approached the Diocese about priesthood. I was accepted by Bishop Michael Malone as a seminarian for the Diocese and after a long formation period I was ordained by Bishop Bill Wright on the 12th of December 2014 at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Hamilton. I had my first 2 years of priesthood in the Maitland area, the next 2 in Singleton-Branxton and then 2 years in Newcastle, before my appointment to Forster Tuncurry as Parish Priest. My parents still live in the family home, my older brother lives with his family in the ACT. I love reading, gardening, cooking and travelling, and I love being a priest. I ask all who see this to pray for me.
Danielle Kingdom (Admin Assistant)
I moved to NSW from Darwin, NT, in May 2018. I have two children who are thoroughly enjoying our change of lifestyle. We’ve settled into our new home out at Smith’s Lake and are enjoying the beautiful beaches and surrounding national parks this area has to offer. We love getting out and exploring on the weekends. I previously worked as an administration assistant for The Salvation Army in the community support sector and enjoy working for organisations that are focused on community assistance and engagement. The parish community here is very welcoming and I look forward to working with all our wonderful volunteers as well as getting to know the parishioners.
Parish Staff can be contacted via the Contact Us page.