Ministry Staff

Ministers: All members of our church who share the gospel.


Ministry Staff at Mittagong Anglican Church: 


Richard Mills, Senior Minister, Mittagong Anglican

Rev. Richard Mills - Senior Minister / Rector 
MA (Theol), Bth, Dip Arts

Richard Mills has been the Senior Minister (Rector) of Mittagong Anglican Church since 2004.

Growing up in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne, he became a Christian as a teenager, and later decided to study theology and ministry at Moore Theological College in Sydney. There Richard met his wonderful wife Marge where they were both studying for the Bachelor of Theology degree and were in the same year.

In 1992, they moved to South Granville where Richard was the Assistant Minister of Merrylands parish. During 1994 they moved on to Campbelltown parish, where Richard was the Assistant Minister, ran the branch church at Airds, and was part-time University chaplain at UWS Macarthur.

After three and a half years at Campbelltown, Richard was offered the position at West Ryde Anglican Church, where he was the Senior Minister for seven years, from 1997 to 2004. Richard completed his Master of Arts (Theology) part-time during this time, studying at Morling College and other colleges.

He is passionate about proclaiming the gospel in relevant ways and encouraging people in their Christian faith. He is keen to support, empower and equip people in the church for ministry. Interests include cycling, reading, watching sport, movies, and chocolate.
He and Marge have three children, Jonathan (1993) Samuel (1994) and Lucy (1999).

Among various other ministries, Richard overseas our preaching program and leads our staff team. 


 matthewRev. Matthew Brooks-Lloyd - Assistant Minister
MA (Ministry), BD, BEc, Dip Min, Dip Ed

Matthew has worked as our full-time Assistant Minister since February 2015.  

He grew up in Western Sydney, attending The Kings School, Parramatta. He began attending a local Anglican Church in his final year of high school, where he discovered God’s great deal offered in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. He continued attending that church for 20 years.

After school, Matthew went into the insurance industry, working for brokers. Wanting to use his Economics degree and believing he would have more time for Christian ministry, Matthew completed a Diploma of Education, then taught Social Sciences in two Sydney High Schools for eight years, where he also ran the school’s Inter School Christian Fellowship.

Matthew then studied at Moore Theological College, where he completed four years of training for a Bachelor of Divinity, and the following year completed his Diploma of Ministry. Since college, Matthew married a beautiful girl, Cathy, and they now have three young children – Jonathan, Luke and Ellen.

He has worked on staff at churches in Willoughby, Blacktown, the Lower Mountains and Bowral before joining Mittagong Anglican. He is an ordained presbyter, and recently completed his Master of Arts in Ministry. 


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BD, B.Ch.E

Steve is one of our Assistant Ministers at Mittagong Anglican Church and oversees ministry to youth and young adults - including our youth group, our group for those in upper primary, our young adults bible study group and our 5pm service.

He became a Christian while reading John's gospel after a school holiday event at a local church, and more than 20 years later he's still keen on other young people finding out about Jesus too.

After working as a Chemical Engineer for a few years, Steve realised that engineering was getting in the way of gospel ministry, so he quit his job and started a ministry apprenticeship at his church and then went on to study at Moore Theological College. He was then ordained in February 2016 and commenced work at Mittagong Anglican.

Steve is married to Julia and they are blessed with four daughters: Grace, Evangeline, Zoe and Mary.


Dina Roki- Young Families' Minister

Dina Roki - Young Families Minister (Part Time)

Dina is our part-time Young Families Minister.

As well as being involved in ministry, she has previously taught English in various high schools, including at Faith Academy in the Philippines. In 2011, 2013 and 2014 she took a team of young people from MAC over to Manila to work with OMF's ministries, especially with the urban poor, and will be taking another team in January 2017.

Dina oversees our children's ministries, including our two Mittagong and one Colo Vale play groups (Cubby Clubs), our Sundaykids programs at our 9.30 service, and our ministries to young families. She also leads a bible study group for young mums. 


 


kathryn Kathryn McIntosh - Student Minister (Part Time) 

Kathryn is undergoing a traineeship offered through Anglican Deaconess Ministries (ADM). This program is designed to raise up lay women into church ministry through a combination of theological training and a paid ministry placement, funded by ADM.

Kathryn is studying for a Certificate of Theology at Mary Andrews College while working two days a week for our church, focusing on ministries reaching our community - particularly our drop-in centre which runs on Fridays.

Kathryn also works part-time in hospitality, and has been a member of our church for a number of years. She attends our 5pm service where she serves as part of the music team. 


 


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 Julie Marks - Office Administrator (Part Time)

Julie is our part-time Office Administrator, running our church office and overseeing the many admin matters regarding the church. Julie attends our 8am service with her husband Ian.

The church office is also looked after by volunteers Belinda Foster and Leonie Walters throughout the week.

 


 


 Rev. Canon John Livingstone, Rev. Margery Mills,
& Rev. Dr. Ian Pennicook
 - Honorary Assistant Ministers

John, Margery, Ian and Don are our Honorary Assistant Ministers, serving the church voluntarily, with the positions created in recognition of their training and experience.

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John has previously been a rector in many churches in the diocese, including in Western Sydney, Normanhurst and Bowral, and served as director of Anglicare for a number of years. He is also a Canon Emeritus of St. Andrews Cathedral in Sydney. Until recently, John was Mittagong Anglican's part-time Assistant Minister, and he continues to be involved in the life our church.

 


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Margery Millsargery is married to Richard, and they met while she was studying a Bachelor of Theology at Moore Theological College. Since then she has completed an MA (Ministry), and now lectures in New Testament, Church History and Ministry at Mary Andrews College in Sydney. She is also very involved in the life of our church.

 

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Ian
is a published author has been a member of Mittagong Anglican for a number of years. Ian has been very involved with New Creation Teaching Ministries as well as teaching theology overseas, and occasionally preaches at Mittagong Anglican.

 


Churchwardens: Rodney Wilson, Sam Caltabiano & Bill Crawshaw

Parish Council: Anna Chapman, Stuart Hawkins, Richard Stone (Treasurer), Georgia Lynch, Jan Livingstone, Chris Jones, Shane Smilneiks, Bill Carpenter and Ben Hanna.