People and Committees


Presbytery Chairperson
Ian Lawrence

Deputy Chairperson
Rev Nich Cole

Deputy Chairperson
Rev Seung Jae Yeon



Rev John Barker

Presbytery Minister
Ministry Wellbeing

Rev. Graham Perry
Presbytery Minister
Growth and Mission

Rev. Fiona Blair
PRC Chairperson
Rev Greg Woolnough
Life and Witness Chairperson

Presbytery Business Manager
Geoffrey Leslie
Life and Witness Resourcing Consultant
Katrina Freeston
Presbytery Secretary
Robyn Harvey
Office Administrator
Michelle Lombard
  Office Administrator
Leigh van Aswegen


Standing Committee

The Standing Committee is responsible for overseeing Presbytery operations and making sure Presbytery is working towards achieving its purposes as defined by the UCA Basis of Union, Constitution, Regulations and its Mission Plan in a manner that meets Presbytery’s theological, ethical, legal and financial obligations.

Pastoral Relations Committee

The PRC provides training, education, oversight, discipline and pastoral care for Ministers and Congregations of the Presbytery.

The Ministry Committee

The Ministry Committee is a sub-committee of the Pastoral Relations Committee. The Ministry Committee shall take such part in the selection, pastoral care and oversight of candidates for the specified ministries of the Church as is required by the Synod and/or Assembly and as has been delegated by the Pastoral Relations Committee.

Business Committee

The Business Committee supports the Treasurer and advises the Standing Committee in managing the business (including finance, property and staffing) affairs of the Presbytery, consistent with the Presbytery’s Mission Plan and providing oversight of the business for all member congregations and faith communities.

Life and Witness Committee

A core responsibility of the Presbytery is to oversight and strengthen the life and witness of the congregations within its bounds. Exercise of these responsibilities is critical to the ongoing health and vitality of congregations. When the Presbytery undertakes its role diligently and faithfully it also builds a strong working relationship between the whole Presbytery and the congregations in its care.

Tertiary Advisory Group

To give strong direction and support to the Chaplains and mission workers of the Macquarie University Chaplaincy and to promote Tertiary Ministry in the life of the Presbytery and its Congregations. The Chaplaincy work primarily takes place within the Christian Students Uniting banner.