We consider all members of our church who share the gospel to be ministers, but we have a ministry staff who lead us and equip us to know Christ and serve him.
Rev. Richard Mills – Senior Minister / Rector
Richard Mills has been the Senior Minister (Rector) of Mittagong Anglican Church since 2004.
Growing up in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne, he became a Christian as a teenager, and later decided to study theology and ministry at Moore Theological College in Sydney. There Richard met his wonderful wife Marge where they were both studying for the Bachelor of Theology degree and were in the same year.
In 1992, they moved to South Granville where Richard was the Assistant Minister of Merrylands parish. During 1994 they moved on to Campbelltown parish, where Richard was the Assistant Minister, ran the branch church at Airds, and was part-time University chaplain at UWS Macarthur.
After three and a half years at Campbelltown, Richard was offered the position at West Ryde Anglican Church, where he was the Senior Minister for seven years, from 1997 to 2004. Richard completed his Master of Arts (Theology) part-time during this time, studying at Morling College and other colleges.
He is passionate about proclaiming the gospel in relevant ways and encouraging people in their Christian faith. He is keen to support, empower and equip people in the church for ministry. Interests include cycling, reading, watching sport, movies, and chocolate.
He and Marge have three children, Jonathan (1993) Samuel (1994) and Lucy (1999).
Among various other ministries, Richard overseas our preaching program and leads our staff team.
Rev. Matthew Brooks-Lloyd – Assistant Minister
Matthew has worked as our full-time Assistant Minister since 2015.
He grew up in Western Sydney and began attending a local Anglican Church in his final year of high school, where he discovered God’s great deal offered in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. He continued attending that church for 20 years.
After school, Matthew went into the insurance industry, working for brokers. Wanting to use his Economics degree and believing he would have more time for Christian ministry, Matthew completed a Diploma of Education, then taught Social Sciences in two Sydney High Schools for eight years, where he also ran the school’s Inter School Christian Fellowship.
Matthew then studied at Moore Theological College, where he completed four years of training for a Bachelor of Divinity, and the following year completed his Diploma of Ministry. Since college, Matthew married Cathy, and they now have three young children – Jonathan, Luke
He has worked on staff at churches in Willoughby, Blacktown, the Lower Mountains
Rochelle Fussell – Children’s and Youth Minister (Part time)
Rochelle is our part-time Youth and Children’s Minister, who joined our staff team in 2018. A former primary teacher with years of experience with Girls’ Brigade, camps and conferences in children’s ministry, Rochelle recently worked for Girls’ Brigade Australia as their National Administrator before commencing work at Mittagong Anglican. Rochelle, her husband Matt and their children have been active members of our church for a number of years, helping with kids church, our afterschool club, Kids@Mac, and performing puppet shows for special events such as Christmas services and family services.
Rochelle oversees our children’s and youth ministry, including our playgroups and Kids@Mac, and Follow groups.
Julie Marks – Office Administrator (Part time)
Julie is our part-time Office Administrator, running our church office and overseeing the many admin matters regarding the church. Julie attends our
Rev. Marge Mills – Honorary Assistant Minister
Marge is one of our honorary Assistant Ministers, who serve our church voluntarily, with the positions created in recognition of their training and experience. Marge is married to Richard, and they met while she was studying a Bachelor of Theology at Moore Theological College. Since then she has completed an MA (Ministry
Rev. Ian Pennicook – Honorary Assistant Minister
Ian is one of our honorary Assistant Ministers, who serve our church voluntarily, with the positions created in recognition of their training and experience. Ian is a published author, and along with his wife Zara, has been a member of Mittagong Anglican for a number of years. Ian has been very involved with New Creation Teaching Ministries as well as teaching theology
Our parish council and church wardens are volunteers elected each
Our parish council is comprised of Richard Mills (Chairman), Bill Crawshaw, Sam Caltabiano, Rodney Wilson (Wardens), Lou Briggs, Ben Hanna, Stuart Hawkins, Chris Jones, Georgia Lynch, Jessica Miskelly, Elley Shelley (Parish Councillors), Richard Stone (Treasurer).