Team Ministry

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. Vicki 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

Lauren Merrit
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!

Office Administration

Myrna Tate

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

Vacant – Treasurer

Andrew Chin – Property

Ross Champion

Ros Chin

Kevin Davis OAM

John McLaren 

Eileen Milliken

Graham Watts