Who are our MINISTERS ? – every member –
“The Uniting Church believes every member is to be engaged in faithful service, has been given gifts to serve and must be given the opportunity to exercise those gifts”
We have a congregation who vary in age from baby to baby boomer to babies’ grandparents and great grand-parents. Everyone is encouraged to be involved in some way. Whether that be on our Church Council, as an Elder or Carer, in the Op Shop, in a myriad of roles on Sunday mornings or in one of our community engagement activities, there is something for everyone.
To walk with God in the city, honouring the past transforming the present creating the future.
A Space for God in the City’s Heart.
Minister of the Word
Rev Victoria (Vicki) Aitken
Rev Vicki was ordained and inducted as our Minister of the Word on Thursday 2nd February 2023. Rev Vicki comes to us with many qualifications, including Masters in Sports Psychology and Masters in Theology. She has travelled from NZ to the UK to the US to Darwin. If she's not serving in Ministry or playing golf, she may just have taken off on a camping trip to Litchfield or beyond!
Community Engagement Pastor
Diploma of Ministry, Cert IV Project Management
Lauren commenced at DMUC in January 2016 and helps facilitate our ministries that are ‘beyond Sunday’. The position began with a particular focus on the Fujita Peace Displays but now encompasses a much broader scope that includes fellowship activities for our congregation, as well as ministries with our community. Lauren is passionate about the ‘body of Christ’ using their gifts to work together, displaying love and kindness to all. She might describe herself as an invisible introvert who has travelled out of her comfort zone!
Myrna commenced at DMUC in 2017, works part-time taking care of everything administration and is particularly gifted at finance and MYOB. She’s our friendly voice at the end of the phone and answerer of emails. Office hours are usually Mon, Wed and Thurs 9am - 1pm and Fridays 9am to 12pm but these are subject to change from time to time. We are thankful that Myrna travelled from the Philippines to Darwin via years in Tennant Creek to be our gracious and gifted glue who holds us altogether!
Our Church Council members
Dr Wendy BM – Chair
Rev Steve Orme – Secretary
Mike Lane – Treasurer
Andrew Chin – Property
Kevin Davis OAM