Team

Rector: Rev’d Canon Dr Murray Harvey, 07 3862 2221

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

Parish Secretary: Dianne Kemp, 07 3862 2221

Pastoral Assistant: Petrea Matthews, 07 3862 2221

 

Contact via the Church Office 9.00am – 12.00pm Monday – Friday

Tel: 07 3862 2221

Email:admin@stmarksclayfield.org

 
 
 
 
 
 
Church Wardens:
David Adams
Robert Standish-White
 
Hon. Assistant Clergy:
The Rev’d Ros Clifton
The Rev’d Allan Shephard
 
Rector: Canon Dr Murray Harvey  Murray was appointed Rector of St Mark’s in May 2011 after serving ten years in the United Kingdom as Vicar of the Glen Group of Parishes (www.glengroup.org.uk) in the Diocese of Lincoln.  In the United Kingdom he also served as a National Bishops’ Adviser, Diocesan Vocations Adviser, as a member of the Patronage Board and trained a number of Curates. Murray originally trained as a psychologist at the University of Queensland and later studied theology at St Francis Anglican Theological College. He is a Registered Psychologist and has a professional doctorate in psychology from Deakin University, Melbourne. He is committed to effective leadership and team ministry, to ministry with young people and to pastoral care and visiting. Murray serves as an Examining Chaplain to the Archbishop of Brisbane and as a Diocesan Nominator. From 2013-2016 he Chaired the Archbishop’s Vocations Task Group, seeking to increase the number of people offering to train for Ordained Ministry. He has has written several academic papers on the theme of vocation to the ordained ministry and in 2017 was part of a group that established an Anglican National Network of Theological Educators, Formation and Discernment. He is a School Council Director at St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School. In October 2014 he was Installed as a Residentiary Canon of St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane. This means he is a member of the Cathedral Chapter which is the Cathedral’s governing body and has a role in some services of worship at the cathedral.  
 
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.    
 
 
 
  
Hon. Assistant Priest: The Rev’d Allan Shephard. We are fortunate to have The Rev’d Allan Shephard on our team at St Mark’s. He is a very experienced and gifted Priest and a former Archdeacon. Allan graduated from St. John’s College Morpeth in 1961 and was ordained Deacon and Priest by the Bishop of Grafton. Allan has served in the Dioceses of Grafton, Sydney, Rochester UK and Brisbane. He has held leadership and ministry roles in Cursillo, Alpha, MU , Kid’s Club and Missions  to Seamen. His Parish appointments have included Lismore, Lutwyche, St. James Toowoomba and Chelmer. Allan has served on General Synod, Diocesan Synods, Diocesan Council and still serves as an Examining chaplain to the Archbishop.
 
 
 
Formation Student: Quinn Humphreys
Quinn is currently in the first of three years of formation. He works as a joiner/timber machinist for a joinery manufacturer in the western suburbs of Brisbane. Previously he has worked as a storeman, and a shop assistant in large bulk butcher shop. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Theology through Charles Sturt University, as part of his formation training for the priesthood. He has been involved in parish lay ministry for the last ten years, in a variety of roles, including: Liturgical assistant, altar server, worship leader, parish councillor, people’s warden, Priest’s warden, and Synod representative.
 
 
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.    
 
 
 
Church Warden: Mr Alex Crawford

Sadly Alex died suddenly on 23 September 2017. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with his wife Penny and the family. He made an enormous contribution to our community at St Mark’s and to the wider diocese. See the home page for more information.

 

 

 

 

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