ABOUT

Welcome to the Uniting Church in Australia, 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 UCA 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).

 

Our Staff

Sue Walker

Administrative Co-ordinator

Bronwyn Howard

Administration Assistant
Sue and Bronwyn have general responsibility for the day to day management of the office, the Presbytery Directory and Uniting Tasmania preparation, maintaining Presbytery records and data and other office duties. Contact Sue or Bronwyn if you have queries on the work of the Uniting Church Tasmanian Office.

Email the Office Ph: 03 6331 9784

 

Rohan Pryor

Synod Liaison Minister
Rohan represents the Synod in Tasmania and is the coordinating point of contact between the Synod and congregations in Tasmania.  The role of Synod Liaison Minister (SLM) includes 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 strategic planning in consultation with the Presbytery Standing Committee; coaching and mentoring communities of faith, leaders and potential leaders; and pastoral care of ministry workers in the Uniting Church in Tasmania. The SLM also resources the Uniting Church in Tasmania by providing the principal link between the Synod offices in Tasmania and Victoria, managing the Synod and Presbytery office based at Pilgrim Launceston, and encouraging engagement with the Synod’s Vision and Mission Principles.

Rohan was previously Lay Leadership Educator within the Centre for Theology and Ministry (CTM, Parkville), a role which included oversight of training for local leaders and the lay specified ministries (worship, preaching, biblical and theological studies, sacraments and pastoral care), support for presbyteries in their oversight of the Period of Discernment and the Ministry of Pastor, co-ordinating the annual intensive course “Uniting Church Studies”, and co-leadership in the CTM’s range of “Living Leadership” programs. Rohan has formal qualifications in Computer Science, Theology and Adult Education, and enjoys holidays with the family and walking the dog as well as back-country skiing and motorbike riding. 

Email Rohan. Mobile: 0400 013 699

 

Michelle Cook

Presbytery Minister – Mission Development
Michelle facilitates and encourages effective mission on the part of congregations and church members. She assists congregations to develop and implement mission plans, and resources and supports mission networks across Tasmania. Michelle also promotes national and world mission and resources the Resource and Development Committee.

Email Michelle. Mobile: 0407 861 305

 

 

Denise Savage

Presbytery Minister – Leadership Formation
Denise is based in Hobart, works 3.5 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

 

 

Anthea Maynard

Presbytery Minister – Leadership Formation
Anthea works 2.5 days a week facilitating training in servant leadership and discipleship, especially with younger generations. This role also includes encouraging healthy communities of faith to develop through training and coaching safe church policies and procedures.

Email Anthea: 
Mobile: 0434 337 023

 

Lucia Fitzgerald

Synod Property and Development Manager (TAS)
Lucia is based in Hobart, works 3 days a week and processes property matters, including matters to do with the sale, lease and purchase of properties and is the first point of contact for anything relating to Tasmanian property. Lucia also deals with bequests, wills and trusts.

Email Lucia. Mobile: 0448 197 399

 

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