Our staff

Elizabeth Raine, Minister

The Reverend Elizabeth Raine joined Tuggeranong Uniting as its minister in December 2018.

Elizabeth has had some diverse and interesting placements, such as a school chaplaincy, a tenancy worker with UnitingCare, a congregational minister, a lecturer at Uniting Theological College, a Presbytery minister, and as an Intentional Interim minister.

While not all have been easy, I have learnt many things from working on the edges of ministry, and my placements have allowed me to work in diverse ways with a broad range of people. As a minister, I find it especially gratifying to work with and cultivate relationships with community groups. I am both committed to encouraging good spiritual and biblical study practices and active discipleship, and to living out my faith in practical ways. I am also committed to advocacy and seeking justice, and hope that we will work together on issues of importance, such as climate change, refugee policy, and welcoming LGBTQI people into our faith family.

I am inspired when as a church you say you are open to new ideas. Helping churches to develop new connections, build on their existing ones, and find new and creative ways to be church is one of my strengths. I am excited to work with Tuggeranong Uniting to implement an exciting future for the congregation.

Elizabeth Raine, Minister

Sharon Jacobs, Minister for Relationships and Growth

Sharon Jacobs has spent the latter half of 2022 at TUC in a student ministry placement. She has just finished the program of Candidacy for Ministry and will be ordained in the coming months.

In December 2022, Sharon accepted a call to TUC to serve in the new position of Relationships and Growth Minister – a new position supported by the Synod’s Growth Fund. She has had ministry placements with North Belconnen Uniting, the Rainbow Christian Alliance and the Grace Community Café Church in Goulburn, and at St Columba’s Uniting, the Australian National University and City Church. Sharon has been instrumental in establishing Fam@4 – a monthly, lively activity for children and families. She assists with Rainbow Church at TUC and provides leadership in the wide field of ministry among families, young adults and children.

Kerry Ranner, Church Coordinator

Kerry manages the church office and keeps things on track for the congregation. She supports the minister in her ministry, takes care of the church’s administration tasks and manages the Erindale Neighbourhood Centre. Kerry is happy to answer any questions you have about our church, our worship services or any of our events or programs.

The church office hours are 9:00am to 1:00pm Tuesday to Friday. You can contact Kerry through the contact us page.