Regular readers of our Facebook page will know that we’ve been recruiting for staff roles at St. Mark’s at the moment, looking for a new Office Administrator and to appoint a Communications Director for our church. We were very pleased to be able to announce on Sunday that we’ve finished this process, and appointed Tanja Ungerer as our Office Administrator and Ally Lord van Leeuwen as our Communications Director.

Tanja is an Emerald local with a background in administration, sales and management, who also finds time amongst her family life to run a home baking business and a website importing merchandise for the South African community in Australia. She will be working in our office three days a week to oversee the administration and support of our staff and ministries, and to develop our effectiveness as a team and an organisation. We have some great projects lined up for Tanja in taking our church to the next level in how we do things.



Ally has been a member of St. Mark’s for a number of years and has been deeply involved in the worship and children’s ministries of our church. She has a great range of experience in design, writing and teaching, and a passion for how the church can communicate well to our community. She will be overseeing many facets of our work such as our church website, social media, promotions of our programs and events, and the presentation of all aspects of our church’s communication.

So we welcome Tanja and Ally and pray that they will find great satisfaction in their new roles. I am very excited by this new stage in our life as a church, and to see what God will do through us and our new staff team in the future.