Leadership team

Churches of Christ in Queensland is led by our Council, Board and leadership team.

The Council

The Affiliated Churches of Churches of Christ in Queensland elect a Conference Council (Council).

The principal roles of the Council include appointing the Board, fostering the mission and objectives of the organisation through intentional prayer and encouragement, and ensuring Churches of Christ in Queensland is represented in key civic and inter-church activities.

The Council also has two committees, with membership drawn from Council members, local church leaders, externally co-opted professional advisors, and/or relevant senior staff. Currently the two committees are:

•    Professional Standards Unit
•    Council and Board Membership


Churches of Christ in Queensland Conference Council members at 30 June 2016.
Front Row: Geoff Charles. Second Row: Greg Runge, Dale White, Gary Edwards. Third Row: Myles Waldron, Steve Peach. Fourth Row: Chris Downes, Dean Phelan and Steve Slade. Absent: Andi Owens, John Park, Ron Hawkins, Steve Nixon


The Board

The Board of Churches of Christ in Queensland is appointed by the Council and is the legal Board of Directors for the organisation.

The principal roles of the Board include overseeing the governance of the organisation, approving and reviewing the strategic plan and generally undertaking whatever course of action is necessary to ensure that the objectives of Churches of Christ in Queensland are achieved.

The Chair of the Council is a full member of the Board, and the Chair of the Board is a full member of the Council. The Chief Executive Officer is the most senior paid member of the organisation and reports directly to the Board.


Churches of Christ in Queensland Board at 30 June 2016
L to R: Steven Muller, Ken Ewald, Dean Phelan, Jillian Carson, Greg Runge, Gary Edwards, John Adermann, Jill Gray, Doug Sparkes, Rilla Roberts.


Executive Group and Strategic Management Team

The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for leading Churches of Christ in Queensland and forwarding our mission; promoting our purpose and values; and inspiring all stakeholders – particularly the Strategic Management Team, staff and local church leaders – to work together to achieve our collective vision and the strategic goals of the organisation as agreed with the Board and overseen by Council.

Reporting directly to the Board, the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for promoting the purpose and values of Churches of Christ in Queensland. This involves developing and implementing strategies to achieve a united mission-focused vision, while inspiring stakeholders to contribute to, and advance, these strategies through the wider community.

The Chief Executive Officer is supported by the Executive Group, including:

  • Chief Executive Officer – Dr Paul Scully
  • Chief Financial Officer – Michael Brand
  • Executive Officer Services – to be appointed
  • Executive Officer Business Development – Gerry Weatherall
  • Executive Officer Communications – Desley Millwood
  • Director of Governance – Rue Masunungure
  • Director of Mission – to be appointed.

The Strategic Management Team comprises senior representatives from each of our mission, service and support areas and is a functional leadership team ensuring delivery of missional and care services.

The Strategic Management Team includes:

  • Director – Seniors and Supported Living – Bryan Mason
  • Group Manager, Finance – Don Mansfield
  • General Manager, Housing Services – Frances  Paterson-Fleider
  • Children and Youth Advocate – Jane Carter
  • General Manager, Children, Youth and Families – Leanne Rutherford
  • General Manager, Human Resources – Mark Bradley
  • Acting General Manager, Mission and Business Growth – Mike Folland
  • Group Manager, Business Support – Rob Cavaye
  • Group Manager, Mission Action – Steve Drinkall
  • Director – Commissioning – Tracey Hurst
  • Group Manager, Strategic Mission Development – Tim McMenamin

Picutred: Dr Paul Scully