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 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. He also has a passion for supporting ministries beyond the local parish and is on the board of Gafcon Australia.

Before moving to Darwin in July 2013, he was an assistant minister at St Matthias, Centennial Park in Sydney.

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. You might see him out running along Nightcliff foreshore in the morning.

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

Join the staff team

We’re looking for a new Children and Families Minister to start in 2024.

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