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George Nulley-Valdes’ work has helped lead him to a lot of different places in life, and for him, wife Monica, and their two children Rafael and Francesca, moving from Canberra to Armidale is another exciting step in their journey.

“We are very much looking forward to being part of a close knit community, where people generally know each other, can rely on each other and, I think we will find that in Armidale,” says George.

George has accepted the position of Relationship Manager at ADIG, where a key part of his job will be connecting people and helping service the broader ADIG community.

Although moving to the area will be new for his family, George had an existing connection to the Armidale Diocese through a past role at the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office (the ACMRO).

“The first time I came across the ADIG was when I was working at ACMRO. I started there back in 2011 and helped with processing visa applications for overseas clergy to do ministry in the Diocese of Armidale,” says George.

“The ADIG would generously provide the funds for the Government’s visa application fees, thus allowing priests to minister to the people in the Diocese. It’s exciting to now be on the other side of the fence and work with the team at the ADIG.”

As a proud Catholic, George is also excited to see his career continue at a workplace where his faith is celebrated.

“I grew up in a Catholic family and really believe that if you open yourself to God’s grace and you trust in him, everything does work out,”

“I’m also a firm believer that whatever your position in life, whether that be as a husband or a father, but also within the workplace, it’s an opportunity to encounter Christ.”

The ADIG welcomes George, Monica and the kids, and wishes them all the best in settling into life in the Armidale and Tamworth regions.