Mr Warner was initially co-opted onto the ·èÂí¸èÎèÐã Board in December 2017 and served for more than five years as a Board member, often travelling the furthest distance from his home in Byford to each Board meeting.
He also holds the distinction of â€˜dressing downâ€™ on almost every occasion, opting more for â€˜forklift attireâ€™ rather than the necktie and sports coat that most male Board members defer to for Board meetings.
Donâ€™s defence to these allegations of â€˜forklift attireâ€™ is that he actually does drive a forklift as part of his job!
Or one of his jobs…
As well as a manager of a retail and fresh produce store, Don also plays a vital role in Christians Against Poverty (capaust.org) as well as a pastor at the Byford Baptist Church.
This week, we asked Don to reflect on his time on the ·èÂí¸èÎèÐã Board.
1.What did you enjoy most about being a ·èÂí¸èÎèÐã Board Director?
The things that I have enjoyed most about this role are (1) working with people who understand that being a Christian is a whole-of-life experience, not just a Sunday morning thing, and (2) seeing that concept being lived-out in our schools. So many of our staff are living witnesses for Jesus!
2. What have you learnt during your time as a ·èÂí¸èÎèÐã Director?
â€œWhat have I learned? Iâ€™ve learnt that it is essential as a Christian to stand up for what is right – to be ‘meek’ does not mean that you are walked over. So we know that we can be robust in our conversation, but in a God-honouring way as we seek to establish not what gives us personal victory but what brings glory to God.”
Don is a past parent of Southern Hills Christian College and has seen the College grow from sub-200 enrolments to nearly 500 students today.