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 has served as Senior Minister at St Stephen’s since 2009. He is married to Karen, and 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 various diocesan roles, the Ridley College Preachers’ Conference, and the Council of the Bush Church Aid Society. Rod is a Supervisor Member of the Australasian Association of Supervision.
Hugh Prentice 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 has a ministry focus on the spiritual encouragement of our older adult members.