Associate priest, the Reverend Bruce Charles: During 33 years of parish ministry, Bruce focused on spirituality and social justice.
He is now Locum in the Parish until 21st July, whilst Fr. David is on long service leave.
From 1971 Bruce pursued his own studies in eastern and western philosophy, theology, prayer and meditation and music including music therapy.
Bruce is married to Marizel. They are a blended family with 6 children.
The Rector of St Mary's, the Reverend David Head:
David originally trained as a Chemical Engineer and briefly worked for BHP. After experiencing a strong call from God, David was ordained priest for the Diocese of Melbourne in 1979. David has served in several Melbourne parishes, as well as the Diocese of Ballarat.
David moved to the Diocese of Gippsland, first serving at Heyfield before becoming the Rector of Morwell. Listen to David's interview with local ABC radio, "My story".
David is on several Diocesan committees and boards and is also a leader and presenter for the Anam Cara (Soul Friend) Group that encourages prayer and spirituality.
David is the Regional Dean for the Western Region of the Diocese of Gippsland and has been recently installed as a Canon of St Paul's Cathedral Sale and is on the Bishop's Advisory Council for the Diocese
David has a male partner of many years, Mark and a lovely Border Collie called Tess.
Aboriginal Pastor for
Gippsland, the Reverend Kathy Dalton: In the Aboriginal Community, : Kathy is a Pastor for funerals, family support needs and smoking ceremonies for homes.
Pastor of The Church of the Nazarene, the Reverend Stephen Riek: Services conducted in the Nuer language of South Sudan are held at 4 pm on Sunday.
Pastor Stephen and his family are refugees from South Sudan.