Adam has had a heart for leadership in the Church for as long as he can remember. After ten years of pastoral ministry in Roman Catholic churches and schools, Adam was ordained in the Melbourne Anglican Diocese of in 2012. He loves his job and especially caring for and training leaders for the Church's future. Adam has studied physics, Italian and two masters degrees in theology and ministry. His idea of fun is eating Italian food with friends, preferably at the beach. He is married to Heather, and together they are the proud parents of Mary, who is 6.
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Molly loves children. She has five younger siblings, and at one time assisted with the care of foster children in her home. She is also a passionate and devoted lover of Christ. Originally from Toowoomba, Molly has volunteered at an international school in India, working with children who suffer with learning difficulties or diability and has also worked in Chidcare. Currently she is studying a Bachelor of Inclusion Support Education at Monash University. Molly enjoys day-trips and practical jokes and has been part of the team since 2019.
Natasha (Tash) is a compassionate, energentic and fun young woman who is passionate about God, community, dance, performing arts and working with people. She was baptised at St Cath's in 2017 and has been part of the worship team ever since, taking up the role of Worship Pastor in January 2020. She is a singer/songwriter and keyboardist and currently working on the production of an EP as well as undertaking a Bachelor in Music and Audio Engineering. Tash is orginally from Cronulla NSW, she enjoys making art of any kind, learning new skills, fashion and social events.
Claire was baptised at St Cath's in 2018 after coming to know Jesus through the Mustard Lunchtime Group at her school. She later attended the St Cath's Youth Ministry School and now has oversight of this ministry. She also serves as secretary on Parish Counil and coordiates our social media. Claire works part-time as School Chaplain at Shelford Girls Grammar as well as undertaking a Science/Commerce degree at Deakin University. She is passionate about the environment, sustainability, fitness and friendship. She is also an avid reader.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INTERN
Stephanie (Steph) was baptised at St Cath's in 2018 and has been a dedicated member of our community ever since. She is an actor and an activist, advocating for many and making her voice heard where it counts. At St Cath's she oversees our Community Group ministry and helps develop new initiatives. She is currently studying Community Development and working with Candlelight Productions. Steph is engaged to Daniel (right), she's an extrovert and loves dogs, coffee, parties and learning.
Daniel was baptised at St Cath's in 2018 and has been a committed and passionate member of our community ever since. Daniel loves people and loves to serve people in any way he can. He is a photographer by trade with an amazing capacity to both capture beautiful shots as well as tell a story with authenticity. Daniel is also a strong advocate of human rights and social equality, ready to lend his name and his time to causes and people groups that need a voice. Daniel is engaged to Stephanie (left). In his spare time he enjoys coffee, good food, nature and did we mention ... coffee?
Rachel has been a member of St Cath's since she was married here to John just over 21 years ago. She has seen a lot of change in that time. As well as being a Churchwarden, Rachel is also the Church Organist and Sacristan. When one talks to Rachel it seems as though she had endless knowledge about almost any subject. She has experience in a number of different occupations, and though technically retired, she still supports the aged care sector in multiple ways. Rachel's a mum and a grandma and 'mother hen' to many at St Cath's. Any spare time she has is spent in her garden, knitting or dabbling in art.
John is one of the newer members of our team and assists as our volunteer Caretaker but in reality he does so much more. By trade John is a spoken word poet, author and performer, John's work centres around notions of hope, identity and wonder. He grew up in a family of five boys, so he has always had an audience. He disliked high school but found his creative voice in art, poetry and performance. When he is not helping out at St Cath's he is also supporting the Fireplace Christian Creative Arts ministry as well as being an active presence in the Melbourne poetry community. John is perhaps best known for his big hugs and endless patience.
Nina has been attending St Cath's for the past few years and is also a relatively new member of our leadership team this year. Originally from Zagreb in Croatia, and having studied in Cambridge and Zurich, Nina came out to Australia to work as a Research Fellow in the School of Mathematics at Monash University. She has an investigative mind and explores Christianity in the same way, with big questions and a desire for answers. At St Cath's, Nina is the one who 'brings the fun' with social events, fitness and outings. In her spare time, she enjoys rowing and engaging in Australian culture.