St Stephen’s affirms the ministry of every member, male and female, according to their giftedness, with each member taking responsibility for our ministry of proclaiming Christ and helping people grow to maturity in Christ.
Rod Morris (Senior Minister)
Rod has served St Stephen’s since 2009, and is married to Karen, they have two children. He enjoys family activities, reading spy novels, cinema, soccer, swimming and holidays at the beach. Rod trained for ministry at Moore Theological College in Sydney, and was ordained in Melbourne. He has previously 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 as a CMS missionary with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Spain and Belgium. Rod serves the wider church through the Ridley Preachers’ Conference, committees of the Bush Church Aid Society, and through various diocesan roles, including Area Dean of Whitehorse.
Hugh Prentice (Associate Minister)
Hugh trained at Ridley Melbourne and was ordained in Melbourne, but has lived much of his life in Africa, as the child of Missionary parents, and then serving with his wife Dorothy at St Philip’s Theological College in Kongwa, Tanzania and at the Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary. Hugh has three adult children. Hugh is employed one day a week with a ministry focus on the spiritual encouragement of our older adult members.
Paul Mangohig is a graduate of the Melbourne School of Theology. Originally from the Philippines, and growing up in Darwin, Paul oversees our youth ministry whilst preparing for service with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Paul works half time for St Stephen’s.
Fiona McLean (Kids’ Club Coordinator)
Fiona McLean attends St Stephen’s with her husband Gus, and their four children. Fiona oversees our Sunday morning children’s ministry in a voluntary capacity. Fiona also serves as a member of the staff at St Jude’s Carlton.
Daniel Reid (Authorised Lay Minister)
Jenni Dyson (Authorised Lay Minister).
Andrew Wood (Authorised Lay Minister)
Originally from England, Andrew is married to Frances, and they have two adult daughters. He is a professor of physics during the day, but still finds time to contribute to the ministry at St Stephen’s in a wide variety of areas.