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. Michael Blake – Acting Rector

Michael joined us as our Acting Rector in January this year. He brings a wealth of experience to the role and we look forward to all God will use him for during his time at Mittagong Anglican Church.


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 and Ellen.

He has worked on staff at churches in Willoughby, Blacktown, the Lower Mountains and Bowral before joining Mittagong Anglican.  


Rochelle Fussell – Youth and Children’s 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 8am service with her husband Ian, and had previously worked as a nurse and in administration before joining our staff team in 2010.


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 overseas, and occasionally preaches at Mittagong Anglican.


Parish Council

Our parish council and church wardens are volunteers elected each year, and are the governing body for the financial and property affairs of our church.

Our parish council is comprised of Michael Blake (Chairman), Steve Dunn, Elley Shelley, Leonie Walters (Wardens), Chris Anstiss, John Briggs, Chris Jones, Georgia Lynch, Shane Smiltnieks (Parish Councillors), Les Kirkpatrick (Treasurer).