After Folmer and Else’s four years in Australia, where they had successfully managed to get the church their own house in Sydney – Pastor Henrik True took over the office and continued the now regular monthly church service in Melbourne.
Our relationship with Henrik was a little different, perhaps not quite as outgoing as Folmer (Henrik, for example, did not go hands on revue night to demonstrate that you had to go head down when you were in Australia), but besides Being a fine preacher, Henrik also proved to be a strong business talent. He established deliveries from the Sæby fishing industry, so now the canned marshals came running, which we sold in tons after the service with good profits. Later, they were supplemented with other delights and other goods ranging from dishwashing brushes to medicine sausages that kept the church budget going.
With Lis Pitcher and Erik Jensen at the forefront, our local congregation council was actively engaged in all kinds of chores, but the central point was and still was trying to increase church membership and keep up to date with Danes in general.
Pastor Torben Ebbesen, who followed Henrik True, delivered sermons that touched on extremely current social and social policy topics, elegantly interwoven into today’s text. It sparked tremendous discussion in the subsequent church coffee.