Assistant Bishop for Mission Pastor Stephen Schultz is offering a bottle of wine to any pastor who can beat him to the finish line of the Australian Lutheran World Service Walk My Way challenge this April.
Encounter College Principal Kelvin Grivell is bargaining a similar challenge to his fellow principals and directors, with a prize of free dinner and drinks on offer.
Walk My Way challenges participants to walk 26 kilometres on the Pioneer Women’s Trail, from Hahndorf to Beaumont, to raise money for refugee children.
Every $26 raised will support one refugee child to attend school for a year.
After finishing in the Top 10 in 2017, Schultz is fairly confident he can beat most of the pastorate.
“Pastors are pretty soft…and pretty slack as well,” he joked.
Grivell, who is planning on running the course, is looking forward to participating after missing out on the 2017 event, which raised over $133,000.
“I’ll promote it through that group (Lutheran Education SA, NT & WA) and hopefully those principals and directors will either give to the cause or they’ll get on board themselves,” he said.
However, both have conceded that if Pastor Dean Zweck is running again, he will be the one to beat. Zweck ran the 2017 course in three hours and 12 minutes.
“If Dean is running…I’ll give him his bottle before he even starts,” Schultz said.
Anyone wishing to register for Walk My Way still can here.
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