Our Team

Our Team at St Mark’s

  • Fr Chris Whittall
    Fr Chris Whittall Locum Parish Priest

    The Very Rev’d C G Whittall OAM will be Locum of the Parish until the appointment of a new Parish Priest.

    Father Chris was ordained in the Diocese of Bathurst in 1980, and has served as Rector of Bourke, Lecturer in Biblical Studies at St John’s Theological College Morpeth, and Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral Rockhampton. From 2010 to 2012 he was Researcher and Chaplain to the Primate of the Church in Wales. Fr Chris has also held short secondments on the staff of Truro Cathedral Cornwall, and as Acting Dean of Chapel and Fellow of Queens’ College Cambridge.

    He is married to Gillian, a secondary school teacher of English and History. They have a son who lives in Brisbane with his wife and their two adorable children. On early retirement in 2012 Gillian and Chris moved to their 2.5 acre property in Maleny, where Fr Chris had two years as Locum of the Parish of Maleny.

    He holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (Macquarie University), Bachelor of Divinity (Melbourne College of Divinity), Master of Arts (Sydney University, for a thesis on Arnold Lomas Wylde, the ‘Red Book’ Bishop), and Master of Sacred Theology in Spiritual Direction (General Theological Seminary New York). In 2007 Fr Chris was awarded the Order of Australia for the multi-million dollar restoration of St Paul’s Cathedral, and as Chair of the Central Queensland Regional Health Authority, Trustee of the Rockhampton Art Gallery, and a member of the Capricornia Electricity Board.

    Fr Chris will spend two weekdays as well as Sundays at St Mark’s. Please contact him through the Parish Office.

  • Anna Mckinlay, Andrew Butterworth, Sue Millright
    Anna Mckinlay, Andrew Butterworth, Sue Millright Church Wardens

    The Wardens are elected each year to work with the Parish Priest, helping to look after the administration of the Parish.

    Along with the Parish Council, they are responsible for finance, resources, records, communications and maintenance.

    The Wardens can be contacted through the Parish Office.

  • Jeremy Couch
    Jeremy Couch Coordinator YCAF

    Jeremy Couch is employed by the Parish to coordinate our work with children, young people and families.

    Jeremy has been at St Mark’s since December 2014, bringing extensive experience in youth ministry as well as in business and plenty of energy and passion to the role.

    Jeremy is often the first person you might speak to about having your child baptised.

  • Julie Griscti
    Julie Griscti Admin

    Julie is the friendly voice at the end of the phone in our Parish Office.

    Working four mornings each week, she can help with all manner of enquiries about what is happening at St. Mark’s.

    Julie also handles Hall bookings and all of the various Rosters that keep things running smoothly in the Parish.