Partnering with Congregations
Mission team and work

Mission team and work

Our Mission and Ethos team support a strong collaboration with the community, congregations and presbyteries.

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Mission team and work

Our Mission and Ethos team support a strong collaboration with the community, congregations and presbyteries.

Local Engagement Groups (LEGs) across Victoria and Tasmania continue to strengthen and grow relationships in local communities.

Local Engagement Groups aim to:
Director of Mission

Rev John Clarke

John brings to Uniting Vic.Tas demonstrated church leadership as well as considerable experience in project management, strategic thinking, practical theology and adult education. Prior to joining Uniting Vic.Tas, he was Director of Mission with Uniting AgeWell.

Mission and Ethos Partner in West Victoria and Tasmania

Rev Lisa Stewart

Lisa Stewart is the Mission and Ethos Partner for West Vic & Tas. She worked in finance and business management for many years before

deciding that helping to build and strengthen local communities was a better match for her passions and energy. As a UCA minister she served in congregational placements with a strong community service focus before joining Uniting in  2017. She is immensely proud to work alongside and support Uniting’s staff in the incredible work they do inspiring people, enlivening communities, and confronting injustice.

Mission and Ethos Partner East Victoria 

Rev Gavin Blakemore

Rev (Deacon) Gavin Blakemore is passionate about serving the vulnerable and marginalised in the community and values the inclusion,

diversity and justice we seek at Uniting. Since leaving his executive career in IT he has served the church at Hotham Parish Mission and then Wesley Mission Victoria as Director of Mission before the merger and now serves as a Mission and Ethos Partner (East) with Uniting Vic.Tas. He enjoys the many and varied congregational partnerships across the church and oversees a team of 3 pastoral care practitioners providing a listening ear and compassion to staff and consumers.