Leadership Team

Rev. Matthew Bond

Minister – Rev. Matthew Bond M: 0400 777 410 Church Office: 8331 3914 E: matthewb@burnsidecityuc.org.au Matthew answered God’s call to give his life to God at 13. When he was 18 years old he left home to spend two years in India and five years in Southern Africa sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ among people of all ages. He has a passion for people. Matthew loves to help build Godly relationships between people and their Creator. Thirty years of marriage and five children has given him great insights into life and faith. He is trained in theology and pastoral care. Matthew has served as a local high school chaplain and seeks to maintain strong relationships between the church & local schools. Matthew enjoys flying light aircraft, riding a classic Triumph motorcycle and old sports cars… His office door is always open and you are welcome for a chat over a cup of coffee.    

 

 

Rev. Dr. Gary Stuckey

Supply Minister – Rev. Dr. Gary Stuckey M: 0437 708 183 Church Cooice: 8331 3914 E: garys@burnsidecityuc.org.au Diploma of Divinity (MCD); Bachelor of Arts (Murdoch); Master of Ministry (ACD): Doctor of Ministry (ACD).

Gary is a Minister of the Word in the Uniting Church in Australia. Until the end of 2016 he served as the Director for the Stillpoint Spirituality Centre and Minister of the Stillpoint Faith Community. He also serves as a retreat leader, spiritual director and teaches Christian Meditation. As an adjunct lecturer with Flinders University he teaches topics in the area of Christian Spirituality at the Uniting Church’s Theological College.

For nearly 20 years Gary was a domestic monastic member of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity, who are an integrated monastic community based in the USA. In April 2015 he transferred his vows and is now a Brother in the Community of the Transfiguration, a Baptist Monastery in Victoria (Aus). One of his passions is to introduce people to the spiritual riches of the monastic tradition as a means to enrich their own spiritual journey.

Gary trained for the Baptist ministry at Burleigh College and was ordained as a Baptist Minister in 1982. He has served congregations in Port Pirie in South Australia and Claremont and Byford in West Australia. Returning to South Australia he transferred into the Uniting Church and has ministered in the Taperoo, Marion and Colonel Light Gardens congregations, and most recently at Stillpoint.

In 2006, he and Ann Siddal wrote about nurturing our spiritual life in a book called Tending the Seed, which was published by Upper Room.

In his spare time he enjoys reading, playing the guitar and singing, walking in the hills near his home or on the beach and sometimes likes gardening.

Gary is married to Marilyn. They have two adult children and three grandchildren.

 

Rob William

Rev. Rob William

Minister in Association  – Rev Rob Williams M: 0424 123 171 Church Office: 8331 3914 E: robw@burnsidecityuc.org.au Rob was ordained as a Minister of the Word in January 1980 after working for 9½  years in the banking sector and studying for 6 years at Parkin Wesley Theological College, Adelaide. After ordination he served the Uniting Church in 4 rural/regional and 2 Adelaide suburban congregations. He was Team Leader at Burnside City prior to being installed as Moderator of the Synod of South Australia in 2010, from which position he retired in 2013. Rob is a pastor, preacher and teacher. Through the use of these gifts, he encourages people to realise their uniqueness in Christ and what this may mean in their daily lives. Rob has a passion for Christians to fulfill Jesus’ prayer ‘that they may be one’. To this end he serves the wider church on the General Council and Executive of the SA Council of Churches of which the Uniting Church is a member. Rob is married to Colette. They have three adult sons and two grandchildren. Rob provides pastoral care one day a week for the senior members of our congregation and preaches one Sunday a month, usually in the Classic Service.    

 

Ben Randall

Youth Coordinator – Ben Randall Church Office: 8331 3914 E: youth@burnsidecityuc.org.au I grew up attending a Uniting church near home with my mum and older brother and younger sister, attending kids club and youth before drifting from the church in my early 20’s. I spent nearly 10 years without a home church and rarely attended any form of church. Towards the end of that time I was looking for a church to return to and was asked to assist with a church play at Burnside City, at which point I felt called to return to church and start worshipping at Burnside City at the start of 2012. I was asked to join the youth leadership team soon after and very quickly formed a good bond with the youth and other leaders. Feeling called to take my leadership further I stepped into the role of coordinator when it was vacated the following year. Since then I have added different aspects to the way youth runs with study groups, combined youth & junior church events and started a youth camp. I have a great passion for youth and enjoy running the events for them.  I feel that the fellowship within the group is important and strive to keep the group well connected with each other, the leaders and the wider church community.

My involvement with youth has also seen my meet my now wife Sarah who was a fellow youth leader when I started. Her passion for youth ministry and the work I do with the youth has been a huge encouragement for me and sees me always reaching for new heights and keeping my grounded and focused through the tough times that come with youth ministry.

Outside of church I am involved in a family business running a small independent hardware store. We have been in business for over 10 years and have grown the business much in that time. I am part of a close knit family with an older brother and a younger sister, and am the proud uncle to children of my siblings.

 Responsibilities Youth Ministry, Junior Church Youth, SAYCO.  

Administrator – Deb Mugford Church Office: 8331 3914 E: admin@burnsidecityuc.org.au