Brunswick Uniting Church has a Ministry Team of an ordained Minister and two Pastors, working together with many other volunteer leaders who share their gifts on Church Council, committees and other groups.

Ian Ferguson

Minister of the Word

Ministry Team
Ian recently finished 3 months Supply Ministry with the East Gippsland Presbytery in response to the bush fire crisis. Welcome back, Ian!

Children Youth and
Young Adults Committee,
Discipleship and Education Committee,
Love Makes a Way
Pastoral Care Committee and Teams,
Web Team,
Worship Committee

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M: 0438 547 842

Dave Hall

Children & Families, Youth & Young Adult Pastor

Ministry Team

Children Youth and
Young Adult Committee,
First Nations Liaison Task Group
Olive Pips (Play Group)
Sunday Morning Program,
YUCY (Youth Group),
Student House Program,
SHP Committee

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M: 0417 310 128

Peter Blair

Peter Blair
Peter Blair

Olive Way Pastor

Ministry Team

Olive Way Steering Committee 

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M: 0431 193 810

Kate Scull

Congregation Chair,
Presbytery Representative

Climate Action Group,
Music Team

Saide Cameron

Congregation Secretary

Communications Team,
FUNdraising Committee,
Justice & Mission Committee,
Liturgist,
Music Team,
Newsletters Editor,
Pastoral Care Community Team,
Roster Co-ordinator,
Website Administrator,
Worship Committee

Jamie Thom

Presbytery Representative

Climate Action Group,
Love Makes a Way

James Balsillie

Church Council
Elder

Co-Chair

Mulling Group,
Music Team,
Student House Committee

Helen Rowe

Church Council
Elder

Co-Chair

Culture of Safety Contact Person,
Discipleship & Education Committee,
Food Co-op,
Out & About Group

Claire Foley

Church Council
Elder

Secretary

Children, Youth & Young Adult Committee
Diversity Task Group
First Nations Solidarity Group

Shawn Whelan

Church Council
Elder

Treasurer

Climate Action Group,
Communications (liaison),
First Nations Solidarity Group
Love Makes A Way,
Merri Project
Music team,
Sacred Harp Group,
Web Team

Gwen Arnold

Church Council
Elder

Climate Action Group,
Diversity Task Group,
Justice & Mission Committee,
Pastoral Care Committee,
Pastoral Care Compassion Team

Joel Hallinan

Church Council
Elder

Children, Youth & Young Adult Committee,
Music Team

Jessica Kavansakul

Church Council
Elder

Climate Action Group,
FUNdraising 
Team

Karlien Kok

Church Council
Elder

Pastoral Care Community Team

Maxine Loynd

Church Council
Elder

Climate Action Group,
Property Committee

Amelia Ware

Church Council
Elder

Worship Committee,
Liturgist,
Merri Project,
Mulling Group

We organise and oversee the many ministries, communities and activities at BUC with a central guiding Church Council, made up of our Minister Ian Ferguson and our Elders, and committees that enable and do the necessary work.  If you’re interested in learning more about Church Council or any of these committees, contact the person listed here:

  • Church Council (Shawn Whelan, 0418 613 898)
  • Children, Youth and Young Adults (Anita Brown-Major, 0424 034 096)
  • Communications (Saide Cameron, 0407 096 743)
  • Discipleship & Education (Ian Ferguson, 0438 547 842‬)
  • Finance (Linda Wannan, 0405 470 568)
  • Justice & Mission (Saide Cameron, 0407 096 743)
  • Pastoral Care (Jane Allardice, 0419 385 544)
  • Property (Andrew Moorhouse, ‭0401 696 112‬)
  • Worship (Saide Cameron, 0407 096 743)
BUC Committee Map