People

People

Manningham Uniting Church is made up of an amazing group of people. The offerings that people provide cover a wide range of skills and talents.

While we do have employed ministry and administration staff, the time and the passion offered by those in volunteer positions help create a space that is fulfilling and engaging for all.

Minister for Children, Youth and Families

Claire Dawe

Rev Claire Dawe, Uniting Church Minister of the Word with particular focus on children, young people and families. Claire has a passion for inclusive worship and faith communities, exploring spirituality with young people and what that might mean to them, and encouraging young people to get involved in all areas of church life. Claire has a keen interest in social justice and ensuring that there are opportunities for the community to become more aware of the relevant local, national and…
Minister

Lucas Taylor

Lucas is one of Manningham UC’s Minsters of the Word having begun with the former Doncaster East Uniting Church in 2009 prior to the formation of MUC. Lucas’ role includes leading worship and preaching regularly, pastoral oversight and working with leadership to ensure clarity and articulation of MUC’s continually emerging vision. Lucas has passion for the exploration of how informed faith aids people (in contemporary society and culture) to construct lives of depth, meaning and purpose. He is committed to…
Transition Ministry Coordinator

Scott Leslie

Scott is the Transition Ministry Coordinator at Manningham Uniting Church. His role is to “support the pastoral needs of the MUC community as it transitions through the Asset Strategy Program”. He attends various groups and church services discussing the impact of recent changes and future plans at MUC. He is available as a resource for anyone who would like to talk, so come up and say ‘hi’ or contact by phone or email. Scott has been in the role since…
Operations Manager

Moses Lee

Moses Lee was born in Singapore, studied in Oregon, USA and migrated to Melbourne, Australia in 2010.  Married to Yen Ming, they have three children, Monica, Brendan and Ian.  Prior to serving at Manningham Uniting Church (MUC), he was in the publishing industry for almost 30 years. As the Operations Manager, his work can be summed up as the liaison person for the day-to-day running of the Church.  He serves in the Ministry and Administration HUB, the heartbeat of the…
Aged Care Mission Coordinator

Megan Coote

Megan is a retired Aged Care Chaplain. She worked for six years at Bodalla Aged Care in Kew before it closed from old age, and that was followed by six years at Box Hill Uniting AgeWell. Megan still has connections there and there are two MUC members in residence. Her voluntary work at MUC is as a member of the portfolio and one of the leadership team for Emerging Church. She is also part of the Patchwork group. Megan is…
The Hub Admin team

Ruth Hodges

Ruth is a retired pharmacist who since retiring gains an enormous amount of satisfaction in maintaining an active participation in church life and fulfilling a voluntary administration role with our church. The most time consuming part of her role is editing the MUC Monthly Magazine. Ruth and her husband Bob have three children and five grandchildren and their family benefitted from living both in New Zealand and three American States before returning to Australia in 1985. They have been involved…
The Hub Admin team

Jeanette Bernet

Jeanette has been associated with Manningham Uniting Church for over 40 years and enjoyed being part of our former Churches – starting at Doncaster East Uniting Church in George Street, Doncaster East. Jeanette and her husband Ray have been married for 45 years and have 3 sons and 4 grandsons and enjoy spending time with them all. They moved to Doncaster East in 1976 . After a period of time they moved to Lower Plenty for a short time but…
MUC Culture of Safety Contact Person

Lynda Anderson

Family is very important to Lynda, she is married and have 2 adult children and 2 grandchildren. Her working life was as an Occupational Therapist predominantly with special needs children. Lynda is currently involved with Family@10 service, MUC Pilgrim Patchworkers, Friday Play Group and she have been involved with children’s ministry for over 30 years in a wide variety of capacities. Her interests include reading, quilting, gardening and grandchildren. The Culture of Safety Person’s role involves 2 aspects:- Being the…