The Apostolic Johannite Church is pleased to announce the election of the Rev. Fr. Brenden Humberdross, of Maryborough, Australia to the Sacred Episcopacy for the Apostolic Johannite Church in Australia.

Brenden Humberdross is a native of Queensland, Australia, experiencing its vastness as his family moved for his father’s work. His parents always encouraged an open approach to religion as a personal matter.

As Brenden grew, he gained a natural inquisitiveness about religion and at the age of 10 began actively developing his own faith. His curiosity has taken him through many different phases of personal development and has led to a deep personal faith, a lifelong love, and an academic interest in religion and spirituality.

This passion led to Brenden to study and receive a Post Graduate Diploma in theology from Charles Strut University and to being ordaineda Deacon and a Priest in the Independent Sacramental Movement. His continued work on his own spirituality and experience with the Divine brought him to the AJC. In his time with the AJC (while studying for licensing as a Priest) he has assisted Mar Timotheos in administering St Theresa Mission (Brisbane) and founding Throne of Wisdom Narthex in Maryborough.

Brenden has an interest in the Western Mystery tradition having taken degrees in several Masonic bodies, is a member of the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia, a Martinist Superior Inconnu, and a Neophyte in the tradition of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.

In his secular life Brenden has studied education at both an undergraduate and post-graduate level and has 18 years of teaching experience across a variety of schools and subjects. Brenden and his wife Monique live in Maryborough where they raise their blended family of 6 children.

Bishop-Elect Humberdross will be consecrated on September 22nd, 2024 on the Feast of the Restoration, with the Parish of St. Teresa of Avila, in Brisbane, Australia under the name, title and jurisdiction of Mar Synesius, Bishop of Queensland.

The Consecration will be celebrated by the Sovereign Pontiff and Patriarch, Iohannes IV, with the Bishop Emeritus of New South Wales, the Most Rev. Tim Mansfield, in ecclesia Mar Timotheos, as co-Consecrator.