Welcome to the Uniting Church in Tasmania.

We are a community of people committed to being faithful followers of Jesus, ready to be part of God’s plan for the reconciliation of the whole creation.

As a presbytery of the Uniting Church our role is to enable congregations to be “the primary expression of the Church’s life”, “worshipping, witnessing and serving as fellowships of the Spirit of Christ” (Basis of Union, paragraph 15(a)).

We are part of the Uniting Church in Australia – an Australian church with a rich diversity of local church communities around the state:

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. This includes communication and organisation of the meetings of the Presbytery; strategic planning in consultation with the Presbytery Standing Committee; and 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.

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 skiing and motorbike riding. 

A few of Rohan’s reflections / sermons: Eastern Shore 30 June 2019, Presbytery meeting 1 June 2019.

Email Rohan. Mobile: 0400 013 699

Hoon You (Rev)

  • Presbytery Minister – Mission Development

Hoon is based in Launceston and facilitates and encourages effective mission on the part of congregations and church members. Hoon assists congregations to develop and implement mission plans, and resources and supports 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 Minister – Leadership Formation

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. This includes working with those applying for specified ministries and oversight of continuing education and supervision arrangements and 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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