The Venerable Rod Bower is a passionate advocate for a number of social justice and human rights issues, including marriage equality. He believes that our treatment of Asylum Seekers, the lack of action on climate change and the failure to adequately recognize First Nations people damages our corporate soul.
It has been said that he takes “a hard line on compassion”, he is committed to building social and cultural capital and contributing to the evolution of an Australia where there is respect, peace and harmony. Fr Rod is married to Kerry, also a passionate advocate for Asylum Seekers; they have two married children and three grandchildren.
Fr Rod Bower is the Rector of Gosford where he has served for 16 years and Archdeacon of the Central Coast. He is an ambassador for the Refugee Council of Australia and Chairman of the Board of Lakes Grammar, an Anglican School.
Fr Rod received the 2016 Doha International Award for Interfaith Dialogue.