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 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 Wolfenden
Laura visited Darwin in May 2015 and moved up 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.
Laura and Zac met at St Peter’s and got married in April 2021. She loves dogs, frogs, writing, swimming, crafting and being an Aunty.
Days off: Monday and Saturday
Assistant Minister- Jesse Morrison
Jesse grew up in Sydney and used to work as a teacher in the UK. He’s married to Amy and they have two young boys, Solomon and Elijah. In late primary school, at a school camp, God mercifully revealed himself to Jesse through a talk about Jesus. It was this radical message about salvation found in Jesus alone that transformed his life then and compels him today.
Jesse loves meeting new people, making coffee and discovering new camping spots. If he’s enjoying some down time, you’ll most likely find him sitting somewhere with a view. He’d love for you to come and join him.
Day off: Monday
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).
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, Wednesday and Thursday 9am – 2:30pm