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.
Our Ministry Team includes Rachel Manton Administrator 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. Jock Dunbar leads our New Missions and Spiritual Growth ministry areas. Within New Missions, Jock works closely with a small group of lay and ordained people from Southside to develop innovative missional engagement with the local community. This group, known as the MEG (Mission Experiment Group), is a unique action-learning experience based on the work of Alan Roxburgh and adaptive leadership. Jock has a passion to see people connect with God in meaningful and empowering ways, which feeds his role in leading the ministry of Spiritual Growth. Jock has oversight of the small group ministry, discipleship pathway, leadership development, and spiritual gifts discernment. Jock brings a sense of fun, creativity and contemplation to his roles.
Ps. Richard Moors leads as Children Youth & Family Pastor. 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 Chaplain for Brisbane 45th Boys Brigade and is involved with the ministries of Brisbane 45th Boys and Girls Brigades, situated at Tarragindi and Mt Gravatt
Malia Ma'u first joined us as a Student Minister in 2021. She has been of such great value to Southside that she has continued with us in the interim until she feels a call to a permanent placement. Malia has a heart for pastoral care and of caring for the most vulnerable.