Synod Standing Committee

Synod Standing Committee2018-07-03T17:07:39+00:00

The Synod Standing Committee (SSC) acts on behalf of the Synod between ordinary meetings of the Synod. In exercising its powers and fulfilling its responsibilities, the SSC has regard to the following guiding principles:

  • focusing on the strategic and policy issues of the church
  • engaging in competence-building activities for its members
  • efficiency and timelines in approvals and decision-making.

SSC has identified a set of five draft priority directions for the next period of our life together:

  • Make and equip disciples
  • Grow the whole church
  • Connect with children, youth and families
  • Develop and deploy transformational leadership
  • Contribute to nurturing stronger communities.

Current membership of the Synod Standing Committee:
(as at July 2018)

  • Rev David Baker – Chairperson (moderator)
  • Rev Kaye Ronalds (immediate past moderator)
  • Rev Heather den Houting (general secretary)
  • Mr Ralph Collins (Finance, Investment and Property Board chairperson)
  • Mr Nigel Alexander (UnitingCare Queensland chairperson)
  • Rev Gwen Fisher (Board for Christian Formation chairperson)
  • Mr John Lister (Remuneration and Nomination Committee chairperson)
  • Rev Dennis Corowa (Congress nominee)
  • Mr Neil Ballment
  • Mr Geoff Batkin
  • Rev Garry Hardingham
  • Dr Marilyn Healy
  • Mr Scott McDonald
  • Rev Bruce Moore
  • Dr Daniel Pampuch
  • Rev Lu Senituli
  • Rev Catherine Solomon
  • Ms Louisa Yu