Resources Board


Managing the resources of the Uniting Church is a balancing act between preserving the generous legacies gifted to the Church by past leaders whilst providing sufficient and sustainable resourcing to current ministries. Such decisions can be complex.  The Resources Board members have expertise in investment, finance, property, law and mission and show great skill at navigating this challenging terrain. The Board is also well supported by the Uniting Church Investment Committee and the Ethical Investment Working Group.

The Resources Board is currently seeking Expressions of Interest for a Resources Board Director - Investment (non-remunerated). Read the full advertisement here.

Responsibilities of the Resources Board

The Resources Board is responsible to the Presbytery and Synod for:

  1. identifying, incorporating and managing all Presbytery and Synod property and finance resources within one Governance and management structure;
  2. providing accurate and timely accounting and related support services to Presbytery and Synod reporting bodies for which the Presbytery and Synod has a stewardship responsibility;
  3. developing appropriate policy for adoption by the Presbytery and Synod/Standing Committee for all Presbytery and Synod finance, property, accounting and related matters, and ensuring implementation of such approved policy;
  4. providing accounting, financial and property services to Uniting Church members and congregations as it deems appropriate, or as directed by the Presbytery and Synod;
  5. maintaining appropriate links with Presbytery and Synod related bodies in ensuring resources of these bodies are managed effectively and made available appropriately for the mission of the Church;
  6. undertaking other responsibilities as the Presbytery and Synod or its Standing Committee shall determine.

Resources Board Mandate

The Resources Board’s overall mandate is:

“To serve the Church by maximising financial and property resources available to the Presbytery and Synod for mission, and to assist the Presbytery and Synod in allocating such resources efficiently in accordance with the mission priorities of the Church whilst managing the risk associated with these decisions.”

Resources Board Membership

Current Membership of the Resources Board 




Rev Dr Graham Humphris*



Mr Tom Adams

Executive Member


Rev Nigel Rogers*

Ex-officio and Executive Member


Dr Alice McCleary*

Executive Member

Finance and Accounting

Mr Rob Williamson*

Executive Member


Mr Steve Roder*

Executive Member


Rev Ross Honey*

Executive Member

Accounting, Mission

Mr Peter Battersby*

Ex-officio (Property Officer) and Executive Member

Finance, Governance and Strategic Planning

Dr Deidre Palmer*



Rev Dr Amelia Koh-Butler



Eight members of the Property Trust are ex-officio members of the Resources Board.  Property Trust members are indicated in the table above with a *. 

Resources Board Meetings 2016

Meeting dates for 2016 are:

Thursday 28th January
Thursday 18th February
Thursday 21st April
Thursday 19th May
Wednesday 27th July
Thursday 22nd September
Thursday 24th November

Resources Board Annual Budget Report

The Resources Board presented the  to the Presbytery and Synod Annual General Meeting in October 2015

Resources Board Annual Report

Each year the Resources Board presents a report to the Annual Meeting of Presbytery and Synod. Read the 2015 report>