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
Alex Crawford
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 nine years in the United Kingdom as Vicar of the Glen Group of Parishes (www.glengroup.org.uk) in the Diocese of Lincoln.  Whilst in the United Kingdom he also served as a National Bishops’ Adviser and Diocesan Vocations Adviser. Prior to that he served in the Parish of Tamborine Mountain and as a Curate in the Parishes of Stafford and Milton in Brisbane. Murray originally trained as a psychologist at the University of Queensland and later studied theology at St Francis Anglican Theological College. He 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, Chairs the Archbishop’s Vocations Task Group and has written academic papers on the theme of vocation for the ordained ministry. 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. He 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 nearly 25 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 Counselor/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 and they live at their large home, ‘in community’, with three young, Christian men – their nephew who is about to be married, a PE/Maths trainee teacher and an apprentice electrician. Stephen and Stephanie look forward to welcoming you to a morning or evening service and the life and ministries at St Mark’s.   
 
  
Parish Secretary – Mrs. Dianne Kemp Dianne is married with two adult children, and has two grandchildren.  They have been attending St Mark’s since 1991.  Dianne has been a Churchwarden at St Mark’s from 2004 to 2009, then 2011.  She is an 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

Alex is married to Penny. They have 3 children who are now adults and involved in web design, nursing and social work, which provides a good basis for interesting conversation! Alex is a lawyer and Penny a nurse. The church community of St Marks has played and still plays an important role in their lives and in the lives of many people.

 

 

 

 

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