Rev Sue Ellis - Moderator

Moderator of the Uniting Church in South Australia's Presbytery and Synod

Rev Sue Ellis- Moderator


The Moderator is elected to give general and pastoral leadership to the Presbytery and Synod, assisting and encouraging expression and fulfilment of faith, and the witness of the Uniting Church SA. The Moderator is also the official spokesperson for the Church in the state public sphere.

Installed as Moderator in November 2016, Rev Sue Ellis's three year placement as Moderator will conclude at the end of November 2019.

As the Moderator and an educator, Sue is committed to: growth in relational evangelism, nurturing discipleship across all ages and flourishing as a church which is much needed in our communities for the current era.

Prior to her appointment as Moderator, Sue has been an ordained Minister of the Word in placement within the Western Eyre congregations of Cummins, Yeelanna and Lock. She was the Rural Resourcing Minister for the Far West of SA, based in Ceduna. She has also ministered at the ecumenical congregation of West lakes, Moonta and Districts and in the Flinders Parish. She has a heart for rural ministry.

Sue has been a member of Standing Committee for a number of years and is a current member of Assembly.

She has served on PRC/Placements Committee for the Community Outreach Mission Network and on the Leadership Development Committee of the Uniting College of Leadership and Theology.

With a strong commitment to receptive ecumenism, Sue chaired the Local Ecumenical Committee of the South Australian Council of Churches and was an Assembly representative on the National Council of Churches.

She is married to Rob and together they have a joint adult family of 7 children and 10 grandchildren.