Our Senior Minister is the Reverend Rod Morris. He has served at St Stephen’s since 2009 and enjoys living in the North Balwyn community. He grew up in Kiama NSW and came to faith in Christ through the ministry of the local Anglican church. He studied Economics at the Australian National University and Adult Education at the University of Technology in Sydney. He has been married to Karen since 1988, and they have two children.
Rod trained for ministry at Moore Theological College in Sydney and has served in the parishes of St Barnabas Broadway, St Hilary’s Kew, and Ormond Anglican. He has served as the Dean of Ridley University College, and also with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Spain and Belgium as a CMS missionary.
Rod has an enduring interest in training and equipping people for Christian ministry, particularly in the area of bible study groups. Together with Karen, he has written a book on small group bible studies called ‘Leading Better Bible Studies’. He has conducted ministry training workshops around Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Austria, England, Belgium, Korea, South Africa and Kenya.
In his spare time Rod enjoys family activities, reading spy novels, cinema, soccer, holidays at the beach, and playing with ‘Scooter’ the dog.
Our Honorary Associate Minister is the Reverend Dr Peter Oldland. Peter is originally from Scotland and came to Melbourne to work as an Industrial Chemist. Peter is married to Ann and has adult children. He has lived in Greythorn and been part of St Stephen’s since the 1970’s. Peter trained at Ridley Melbourne and then served as Chaplain to the college community until his retirement.
Elizabeth Warr is an ordination candidate for the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne. She trained at Moore Theological College in Sydney and served as a missionary in Chile with the South American Missionary Society. Elizabeth is serving us in a variety of ministry areas as an Authorised Lay Minister in 2013 as part of her ordination preparation.
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