meet the team
Matthew has been serving God in full time ministry since the age of 18. For 16 years he travelled the world with the highly esteemed international Christian ministry drama team the Covenant Players, venturing to churches all over India, Africa, New Zealand and the United States, and meeting his wife Ruthmary in the process. Together they have grown their family from 5 children to recently arrived grandchildren. This exposure to locations and cultures from all over the world has given Matthew a heart for worship and a love for all people.
In 2018 Matthew was called from a powerful and transformative time at Burnside City Uniting Church to the congregation here at Spicer, where he has warmly embraced this loving and creative church community. He has a passion for God's word, and loves seeing people come alive in their God-given gifts and callings.
Matthew's hobbies include aviation, classic cars and motorcycles. He owns a 1969 British racing green MGB and a 1974 Triumph Bonneville (he is very good friends with his local mechanic!). Matthew is a qualified pilot and holds an American Private licence and an Australian Recreational Licence. He can often be seen in the skies over the Barossa Valley on his days off, looping the loop and defying the ground.
Helen has been greeting visitors and keeping our church organised and informed for over 20 years. She knows all the ins and outs, ups and downs, and even where the pens are kept!
Margaret spent her working life with kids as a school teacher. She has a heart and passion for children, and we're lucky to have her looking after our play group and children's programs
Our church council is the central guiding team for our church
Richard has expertly taken on the role of Council Chair, while also bringing a wealth of knowledge about things technological. You will see and hear his work if watching our live stream services.
Our minister and resident pilot
Kate has a passion for connecting Spicer with the wider community. During the week you will see her at East Adelaide Primary School supporting them as part-time teacher as well as Pastoral Support Worker.
As part of the music team you'll find her playing up a storm on the keyboard, or even on the Spicer pipe organ. She helps out with creative children's spots in worship and manages the Website
Pam is currently supporting Council in her role as SDecretary. Most weeks you'll see Pam's smiling face at the front door of the church when you first arrive. She's a key member of our welcoming team, and a mighty fine chef!
A longstanding member of Spicer community Emma has been with the Church Council since 2021. She shares her love of music through directing the worship music team and singing.
Peter brings outstanding accounting skills and clear thinking planning to take excellent care of the business side of things as our Treasurer
Resource and development committee
Our RAD team keeps Spicer up and running with their loyal behind the scenes work looking after our church facilities.