Ministerial Association

Our Mission

The Ministerial Association exists to serve the needs of pastors and their families – providing pastoral and professional support, coordinating Ministerial development, and facilitating fellowship opportunities within the team.

Pastoral ministry is better described as a calling rather than a profession. Pastors are on call 24/7 and are often dealing with extreme pressures as they seek to minister to the needs of their congregation or chaplaincy, and at the same time maintain a healthy family and personal life. Pastoral ministry spans a great range of skills and expectations, and can be both exhilarating and exhausting.

The Ministerial Association seeks to empower,  support, and care for pastors as they seek to empower, support, and care for others. Primarily this is done through visitation and regular contact with pastors and often their families, providing support and mentoring through challenging situations, and by facilitating ongoing coaching and development opportunities, in particular through what we call Ministerial Development, or MD for short.

We have a great team of ministers here in South Queensland, and our aim is to help them fulfil the calling God has given them to build and strengthen His church, as it proclaims the soon coming of Christ.


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Dr Mel Lemke

Dr Mel Lemke

Ministerial Association Secretary (Education)

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