Paid ministry team

All our members are encouraged to minister and serve in the church. The paid ministry team are here to equip the saints for works of service.

Rector – Joshua Kuswadi

Joshua Kuswadi

Joshua is married to Joanna and they have three kids (Tom, Sophie and Christian). He loves the opportunity to teach others what he’s been learning from the Bible. Before moving to Darwin in July 2013, he was an assistant minister at St Matthias, Centennial Park in Sydney. He also has a passion for supporting ministries beyond the local parish and previously was involved with the Church Missionary Society (CMS).

He loves exploring more of the city of Darwin, working out what makes it tick and meeting people from all over the world and Australia who call this city home.

Day off: Friday

Children and Families Minister – Laura Graham

Laura visited Darwin in May 2015 and was delighted to return in 2016 to oversee the ongoing work of kids ministry at St Pete’s. She loves seeing children understand their place in the story the Bible tells, as they come to know and love Jesus.

Before moving to Darwin, Laura studied theology in Newtown and spent a lot of time hanging out with kids at church in Sydney.

She loves animals, especially frogs and large dogs, as well as brunching, writing, swimming, crafting and being an Aunty.

Days off: Monday and Saturday

Administration Assistant – Jenny Riley

Jenny works in the church office doing the admin tasks that help make St Pete’s tick. She is married to Richard and they have four children (Jack, Nicholas, Caitlin and Matthew). Originally Sydney southerners they moved to Darwin in 2000 for 6 years. In 2017 they returned to Darwin with Richard working as the director of Scripture Union. In 2019 they have begun a new ministry with Richard beginning the role of minister at Darwin Presbyterian Church.

Jenny enjoys spending time with her family, discovering new places to explore around Darwin and marvelling in God’s creation, wonder and glory particularly when watching the amazing Darwin sunsets.

Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday 9am – 2:30pm and Wednesday 11am – 2:30pm

Assistant minister – Could this be you?

We’re looking for an assistant minister!

We are looking for a new assistant minister to join the staff team and pastor one of the congregations and have oversight of our youth group. There are other opportunities for ministry in the parish depending on passion, experience and skills.

Click here for more information and a full job description.

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