Team

Church Office 9.00 am – 12.00 pm Monday – Friday

Telephone: (07) 3862 2221 (IDD: +61 7 3862 2221)

E-mail: admin@stmarksclayfield.org 

Parish Administrator: Dianne Kemp, (07) 3862 2221

Priest-in-Charge:  The Reverend Canon Nicki Colledge, 0405 354 035

Deacon: Rev’d Dr Stephen Lake, (07) 3862 2991

Pastoral Assistant: Petrea Matthews, (07) 3862 2221

 
Church Wardens:
David Adams
Robert Standish-White
Margaret Hockings
 
Hon. Assistant Clergy:
The Rev’d Ros Clifton
The Rev’d Allan Shephard
 
Priest-in-Charge, The Reverend Canon Nicki Colledge 

Rev’d Nicki has led St Mark’s ministry team as our Priest-in-Charge since Easter 2019 and came to us after 25 years in education. Nicki trained for the priesthood at St Francis’ College, Brisbane, and ordained Deacon and Priest in 2000. She has master’s degrees in both Theology and Educational Leadership, and spent over 20 years as School Chaplain at both St Paul’s School, Bald Hills (1997–2006) and St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, Ascot (2007–2019).Nicki has a long history in the Brisbane Diocese, serving on the Youth Synod Standing Committee, as a Synod Youth Rep and as a member of numerous camp planning teams. Nicki is an Honorary Canon of St John’s Cathedral Brisbane, an Archbishop’s Examining Chaplain, and member of the Professional Standards Board.

In addition to time spent in the Diocese of Europe, at the Parish of St Martha and Mary’s, Leuven in Belgium, Rev’d Nicki has served part-time in the Brisbane parishes of Enoggera, Freshwater, Aspley-Albany Creek, and Chermside.

Nicki has been married to Richard for over 20 years, and they have two teenage daughters, Sophia and Naomi.

 

Deacon: Rev’d Dr Stephen Lake 

Stephen has been a Deacon in the Anglican Church for 30 years and has been at St Mark’s, Clayfield, since 1998. Stephen has been involved in Youth and Young Adult ministries, leading Bible studies, Sunday Evening worship and hospital chaplaincy. He has previously been the Counsellor/Chaplain in the Boarding community at ‘Churchie’ and the Chaplain in the Residential College at Central Queensland University. Stephen wants to share in living out our commission from Jesus – “Go and make disciples”.  Stephen is not employed at St Mark’s , he volunteers his time like most other parish members. He is the Manager at a Child Safety Service Centre for the Department of Communities (Queensland Government). Stephen is married to Stephanie. Stephen and Stephanie look forward to welcoming you to the life and ministries at St Mark’s.

   
 
  
Parish Administrator – Mrs Dianne Kemp 

Dianne is married with two adult children, and has two grandchildren.  She and her husband have been attending St Mark’s since 1991.  Dianne was a Churchwarden at St Mark’s from 2004 to 2009, then 2011.  Before joining us as our Parish Administrator, Dianne was Office Manager for a Quality Assurance Program for the Royal College of Pathologists.

 

    
 
Church Warden: Mr David Adams 

David is currently employed as a youth worker and teacher in religious education at St Paul’s School. Previously he was a teacher in the Northern Territory working with the Tanami Group School.  He has an extensive history working with voluntary based youth and children’s ministry programs. David has a cert III in Ministry, a Bachelor of theology through the Australian Catholic University, a Bachelor of  Education and is currently working on his second Bachelor of theology through Charles Sturt University. David is married to Marina who also works at St Paul’s School as specialist teacher in the junior school.  

 
 
Pastoral Assistant: Mrs. Petrea Matthews 

Petrea is married with two adult childen.  Her background is in nursing and has been working in the church office for several years now.  Petrea has been a parishioner all of her life.  

 
 
 
Rector’s Warden: Mr Robert Standish-White 

Robert came to Australia from Zimbabwe in 2000 and began attending at St Marks a couple of years later.  He is a team player who is keen to make a practical difference, and help make our church both accessible and caring.  He is an architect and active member of  Wildlife Queensland. He enjoys finding new places to walk his dog and dabbles in a bit of watercolour painting.     

 
 

 

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