Welcome to the Uniting Church in Tasmania: we are part of the Uniting Church in Australia – a national network of diverse local church communities located around the country with a common calling to be an Australian church in Covenant with the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC). 

Uniting Church staff in Tasmania


Bronwyn Howard

  • Administration Coordinator: Monday to Thursday

Kate Rayner

  • Administration Officer: Thursday and Friday

Bronwyn and Kate have general responsibility for the day to day management of the Tasmanian office, answering all the enquiries that arise and coordinating communications including the monthly newsletter Uniting Tasmania, maintaining the Presbytery Directory and Presbytery records and data, supporting the three Committees of the Presbytery and organising Presbytery meetings, and other office duties.

Contact Bronwyn or Kate if you have queries on the work of the Uniting Church Tasmanian Office:

Email the Tas office or phone 03 6331 9784

Rohan Pryor

  • Synod Liaison Minister (SLM) and Presbytery Chairperson

Rohan’s role as Synod Liaison Minister (SLM) includes managing the Tasmanian Office and staff, leading the Presbytery Ministry Team and working collaboratively with the Councils of the Church to grow healthy communities of faith and to develop and form leaders for a missional church. The elected role of Presbytery Chairperson includes communication and organisation of the meetings of the Presbytery; strategic planning in consultation with the Presbytery Standing Committee; and general pastoral oversight with the Pastoral Relations Committee. Rohan represents the Synod within Tasmania and is the coordinating point of contact between the Synod and congregations in Tasmania, encouraging engagement with the Synod’s Vision and Mission Principles as well as the Presbytery’s Strategic Focus.

Rohan has tertiary qualifications in Computer Science, Theology, Adult Education and Leadership, and enjoys new holiday adventures with the family and walking the dog, as well as movies, back-country walking/skiing and motorbike riding. 

Email Rohan. Mobile: 0400 013 699

Hoon You (Rev)

  • Presbytery Resource Minister – North (and North West), and Presbytery eLM Minister 

Hoon is based in Launceston and facilitates and encourages effective mission on the part of congregations and church members. As Presbytery Resource Minister for the North and North West, Hoon resources the local ministry leadership teams and ensures collegial support for ministers in placement. Hoon assists congregations to develop and implement mission plans, and provides resources for mission networks across Tasmania. Hoon is also part of the eLM (equipping Leadership for Mission) team as Presbytery eLM Minister for Tasmania, and works closely with the Resource and Development Committee and also promotes national and world mission.

Email Hoon. Mobile 0403 369 781

Denise Savage (Rev Deacon)

  • Presbytery Resource Minister – South

Denise is based in Hobart, works four days a week with congregations and ministry workers to equip church leaders with skills for mission and ministry to enable new ways of being church. As Presbytery Resource Minister for the South, Denise resources the local ministry leadership teams and ensures collegial support for ministers in placement. Denise has worked with those applying for specified ministries and oversight of continuing education and supervision arrangements, as well as working with lay leaders or those exploring what it means to be in leadership in the church present and future.

Email Denise. Mobile: 0427 647 395

Lucia Fitzgerald

  • Synod Property and Development Manager (Tas.)

Lucia is based in Hobart, works 3 days a week and oversees property development projects and advises on property matters including the maintenance, lease, sale and purchase of properties. Lucia is the first point of contact for anything relating to Uniting Church property in Tasmania. Lucia also liaises with the Synod Property Services and Legal teams.

Email Lucia. Mobile: 0448 197 399


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