Andrew – Senior Minister

Andrew is the Senior Minister at St. Mark’s (and maybe the Vicar, or Pastor, depending on where you’re coming from and what day it is). He is passionate about helping people experience Jesus at work in their everday lives, and as well as overseeing the leadership of St. Mark’s he looks after the teaching, discipleship and care ministries of our church. You can find Andrew’s Sunday sermons on our podcast. Andrew enjoys running, and is interested in sustainable living.  Though new to the Hills area, he has quickly embraced the ‘Hills lifestyle’ along with his lovely wife and two young sons.

Get in touch with Andrew via:

phone 5968 4046

email: andrew.bowles@stmarksemerald.org.au

Andrew can be found in the Church office Monday – Thursday, or otherwise having coffee somewhere in town.

Jerome Dias – Associate Minister

Jerome is the Associate Minister at St. Mark’s and has a passion for everyone to encounter the living
God more fully, as they grow in intimacy with Jesus. Also, in his love for building community, he has
oversight for establishing a new service, as well as for nurturing the discipleship formation across the
generations of the church. Additionally, he and his wonderful wife share the joy (and challenge) of
raising their three active young boys. While the beauty of Emerald and the hills will satisfy Jerome’s
love of nature, he is not too sure about the cooler weather up here – however he owns a good
selection of beanies!
Get in touch with Jerome via:
phone 5968 4046
email: jerome.dias@stmarksemerald.org.au
Jerome can be found on site Wednesday and Thursday

Vivianne Dias -Student Minister

Vivianne is a student minister here at St Mark’s, as she prepares for ordained ministry in the near
future. Her biggest passion is seeing people experiencing and knowing God. Vivianne is married to
Jerome (our Associate Minister), and is mother to their three boys. Vivianne enjoys playing guitar
and singing, catching up with loved ones, anything Jane Austen… and tea!
Get in touch with Vivianne via:
phone 5968 4046
email: vivianne.dias@stmarksemerald.org.au
Vivianne can be found on site Thursday

Hollie – Children and Family’s Minister

Hollie is one of St. Mark’s children and family’s ministers.  Hollie heads up: Kids @ 10am, Tots @ 10am, Playgroups @ STM and the Parenting Toolbox courses.  Aside from organisation, administration and management of these programs, Hollie serves the community by caring and supporting local families in the midst of raising young children.  Hollie is a registered primary school teacher, so you may also come across her at Emerald Primary School in her role as a CRT teacher. On top of this Hollie has recently completed a Graduate Diploma of Children and Families Ministry. Hollie relishes time with her husband and three kids.  There are many more interesting and cool things about Hollie.  If you have questions about any of the ministry areas above, you can:

phone 5968 4046

email: hollie.boniface@stmarksemerald.org.au

Hollie is on site Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

Anne – Children and Families Minister

Anne is one of St. Mark’s Children and Families Ministers. Anne heads up the very popular Powerhouse Kids @ STM, which serves families and kids from prep to grade 4. Anne loves seeing families come together and community built.  Anne also organises and runs along with a band of mighty volunteers the bi-annual School Holiday Program.  This is a huge undertaking, yet she does it with such calm, poise and love.  Anne loves all opportunity she gets in her role to get alongside children and their families, supporting them in their faith/life journey.  When Anne is not working at STM, she can take credit for many a head of gorgeous locks, as she cuts, colours and styles in her homebased hair salon.  Anne enjoys time with her husband and grown up children, not to mention cuddles with her two fur babies.

Get in touch with Anne via:

phone 5968 4046

email: anne.benc@stmarksemerald.org.au

Anne can be found on site Tuesdays