Hi I am Pastor Heath Pukallus
I was baptised and confirmed at St Mark’s Lutheran Church at Dalby on the Darling Downs in Queensland. I grew up on the family farm north of Dalby with my parents and two younger brothers.
My high school years were spent at Concordia College in Toowoomba as a boarder. From May 1986 to December 1998 I had a career in the television industry as a camera operator, video editor and audio console operator, working in Rockhampton, Canberra and Lismore in Northern NSW.
After meeting Erica Bochmann at a Lutheran Youth of Queensland ski trip in 1994 we were married at Taabinga Lutheran Church, in the South Burnett, Qld in 1996.
We moved to Adelaide where I studied at Lutheran Seminary from 1999 to 2003. Erica worked until we had our first two children, Dayna in 2000 and Shaun in 2002. Jemma our third child was born in 2008 at Chinchilla Qld.
I served in the South Western Qld Lutheran parish at Chinchilla from 2003 to 2009 and the Katanning Parish in WA from 2009 to 2012. I relinquished my call in Western Australia and returned to Queensland living in Kingaroy.
At the end of 2013 I was hospitalised with a severe headache where I was diagnosed with AV Dural Fistulas. They were malformations in the covering of my brain which could have turned into aneurysms. I had four operations to remove them with the complications of a stroke and a seizure in the third and fourth operations respectively.
Just prior to moving to Victoria I sold the plane I built and flew in WA and Qld. Erica and I have left our two oldest children in Qld. Jemma is attending Warrnambool College and Erica is commencing work at South West Healthcare as an administrative support officer in Mental Health Services.
Jesus’ rich layers of the Lord’s Prayer at the Sermon on the Mount has been a fascination to me. I also spend time considering and studying the effects of agape and heavenly eros on the church and our culture, now and over the past two thousand year, including how Luther reinstated the agape of the early church over eros.
In my call to the Warrnambool parish and the Victorian district, I wish to be exemplary in leadership explicitly as a confessor of the things Jesus has forgiven me and why he had to die for my sin. I pray in my death to self; God allows this beggar to show others the forgiveness of Jesus Christ is for them too.