Moderator: Bronte Wilson
The Moderator is the elected leader of the Uniting Church in South Australia and the official spokesperson for the Church. Mr Bronte Wilson was installed as Moderator in November 2019.
Bronte’s hope for his term as Moderator, and beyond, is for a time to make and reform connections: connections between individuals, congregations and councils of the church. He believes each of the Uniting Church’s congregations and organisations are important – whether they are nearby or far away, large or small. As the whole church works together to strengthen existing relationships and make new connections, all can join in God’s mission for our world.
Bronte grew up in rural South Australia, spending most of his life as a farmer around Mount Gambier and has been involved in the Church since childhood. Over the years, he has been involved in leadership at the congregational, presbytery and synod level. During 2019 Bronte acted as the Region Minister for Rural and Remote South Australia.
Bronte is married to Cheryl, who is the Minister at Ascot Community Uniting Church. They have three young-adult children.
General Secretary: Rev Felicity Amery
The General Secretary is appointed by the Uniting Church SA Synod to provide leadership to the Church by actively engaging in strategic thinking about the life, direction, vision and mission of the Church.
Rev Felicity Amery has held various ministry roles, both here in South Australia and interstate. Her most recent appointment was in the Northern Synod, where she has been the Presbytery Minister of the Pilgrim Presbytery of Northern Australia, as well as the Dean of Students and Theology lecturer at Nungalinya College.
Felicity has served the Uniting Church in several Synods and in the National Assembly office of the Uniting Church in Australia. She completed her theological training and formation for ministry at the Adelaide College of Divinity.
Felicity was appointed as General Secretary in February 2019 and commenced her placement on 1 May 2019.
Moderator, Bronte Wilson's 'New Connections' Worship Resources
As many congregations look to gather together again for Sunday worship, The Centre for Music Liturgy and the Arts (CMLA) and the Moderator's Worship Team have put together some resources for a worship celebration.
This consists of a collection of prayers and a message from the Moderator, acknowledging how difficult these past few months have been; our on-going uncertainty and vulnerability; our need for rest and restoration; and expressing our hopes for the future of our church.
This collection includes:
- printable resources to be used within a gathered worship service
- a pre-recorded video message from the Moderator (below)
- plus a printed ‘Worship at Home’ resource for those unable to or not yet gathering together.
“Make-Your-Own” UCA logo stickers
During last November Synod meeting (13-16 November 2019), Synod members were encouraged to assemble stickers of the UCA logo components and exchange the completed sticker kit with one another. The sticker kit is now available for purchase here >>
There is a minimum purchase of 20 stickers for $22.00, extra stickers can be ordered for $1.10 each.