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2 January, 2020

On 1 January 2020 a new congregation was born, Southside Uniting Church. We are one church, in multiple locations. Including centres in Holland Park, Mt Gravatt,Tarragindi, and Yeronga.

Our desire is to be part of God's work of discipling people in a deeper walk with Jesus. We see a future that is alive with the excitement of children, youth and their families. Where worship is vibrant. Where the people of our church have strong community connections and we are known throughout our area for proclaiming Jesus’ message of love, hope and care.

With faith, excitement, humility and filled with the limitless possibilities of the Holy Spirit, we are pursuing this future. Wherever you are on your faith journey, we'd love you to join us.

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Ministry Team

At SSUC, all our Ministry Agents serve the Congregation through the different areas of ministry where they have a calling and conviction to serve in. In this way, they complement their calling to their communities with connection to wider ministry, whether it is in supporting our various communities in areas such as Worship or Children's ministries, or in equipping our communities for greater impact in our region through Spiritual Growth, Outreach or New Mission Initiatives.

In his role as Lead Minister, Rev. David Fender (Top Left) is an interface between the various ministry areas in the life of our church, connecting the areas of Children, Youth and Families, New Mission, Outreach, Pastoral Care and Worship - with the work of our communities. As well as being our Lead Minister, David develops the Spiritual Growth of Southside Uniting Church. Through preaching and teaching, pastoral care, leadership of groups, operational planning and personal example, David is a carrier and embedder of our new congregation's DNA.

Our Ministry Team includes Rachel Manton (Bottom Centre), SSUC Resource Manager who coordinates and manages many of the administrative and business aspects of our congregation. Rachel brings experience from corporate and legal sectors into our congregation, and as a former UCA Pastor and Trinity College Graduate; Rachel also brings a passion for ministry and God's Word into the administrative elements of our congregation.

Rev. David MacGregor (Top Centre) is Community Minister at SSUC in Tarragindi and he also oversees the Pastoral Care & Worship ministry area for SSUC. As a member of the Assembly Circle on Worship and active participant in the development of worship in the Australian Religious Sphere, through song and hymn writing and reviewing emerging worship trends. David brings some unique experiences and technical understanding to the development of worship life at SSUC, he works with the Community worship teams and leaders as well as the preachers in developing our calendar for worship and with the pastoral care teams at the communities.

Rev. Esteban Liévano (Top Right) is the Community Minister at SSUC in Mt Gravatt, as Outreach Minister he contributes to strategic direction and provides operational leadership to assist our Congregation and its members to reach out, locally, nationally and internationally to witness God’s love in word and deed. In this area, Esteban works with leaders in each of our communities to identify areas of community outreach that are relevant to each community. In some cases these will be in community activities such as S.A.G.E. and 3FS in Mt Gravatt and Holland Park, or the Men's Shed Ministry at Yeronga. Esteban also works with the SSUC Multicultural Community, such as the Brazilian Service at Mt Gravatt.

Rev. Jock Dunbar (Bottom Left) is Community Minister at SSUC in Holland Park and Yeronga and also serves SSUC in New Missions. This Ministry Area comes from the discernment of our communities in coming together, there was a desire to research and find new ways of doing mission in our region. Jock has had experience in Pioneering Ministry and is active in various areas of community engagement.

Ps. Richard Moors (Bottom Right) leads at SSUC as Children Youth & Family Worker, Sunday School programmes are held at each of our communities during term time and are part of our Sunday Worship/Family Services. Additionally, Richard is the SSUC Chaplain for Brisbane 45th Boys Brigade and is involved with the ministries of Brisbane 45th Boys and Girls Brigades, situated at Broadwater Rd UC and SSUC in Mt Gravatt. SSUC in Mt Gravatt also holds our SSUC Unite Youth Group, where Richard works with local leaders in the youth fellowship and spiritual development.