Associate Secretary

Rev. Bronwyn Murphy

As Associate Secretary, Rev. Murphy will provide collaborative leadership and partnerships working with Uniting Church Presbyteries, Congregations and Agencies.

The role involves oversight of matters relating to specified ministries, placements, admission of ministers, chaplaincy, pastors, discipline, complaints management and minister support processes.

“I’m particularly excited to be re-minded of our purpose and calling – reconciliation and renewal of all creation – that means, everything is about relationships and making room for each other. People matter more than programs and the world matters more than me simply demanding what I want.

“I have a strong heart for the rural and remote areas of our church and I am keen they don’t get forgotten.

“I believe Australia needs the Uniting Church and it is our privilege and responsibility to keep in really good shape for the days ahead,” said Rev. Murphy.

Rev. Murphy has held Ministry placements, first in Yass, NSW followed by Narromine as Regional Resource Minister Central West Presbytery, then Macquarie Darling as Presbytery Resource Minister and most recently Lay Ministry, Education and Discipleship and Rural Ministry Consultant at Uniting Mission & Education. She is also a trained Disaster Recovery Chaplain.