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. Elizabeth’s experience and academic study, coupled with her passion to see churches thrive, has seen Tuggeranong Uniting sharpen its focus on its missional purpose, try new things and deepen its biblical and theological understanding.
In May 2023, Elizabeth announced that she intends to retire from ministry at the end of the year, and she will take leave from the end of September. In the meantime Elizabeth will help the congregation navigate the planning and protocols for the calling of a new minister.
Sharon Jacobs, Minister for Relationships and Growth
In December 2022, the Reverend Sharon Jacobs 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. Previously 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 ministers in their ministries, 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 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Tuesday to Friday. You can contact Kerry through the contact us page.
On Sunday 5 February 2023, the Reverend Sharon Jacobs was ordained as a Minister of the Word and Inducted as Minister for Relationships and Growth. Welcome aboard! Below is a recording of the service. (90mins).