General Secretary: The Revd Canon Richard Tutin

QCT General Secretary, The Revd Canon Richard TutinBorn and raised in Queensland, Richard is an Anglican priest who has worked in both parish and non-parish ministries. Ordained in 1977, he served in the parishes of St Luke’s Toowoomba, Bundaberg and Gin Gin before being appointed as Assistant Secretary of the Australian Board of Missions (ABM) for the Province of Queensland in 1982. He was appointed as Regional Representative for ABM in Queensland in 1984.

In 1986, Richard and his family moved to Tasmania where he had accepted the appointment of Rector of the Parish of Devonport. While in Tasmania, Richard served on a number of Diocesan and ecumenical bodies as well as being in charge of a busy parish.

Richard moved out of parish ministry when he was appointed as Lecturer in Biblical Studies at St John’s Theological College Morpeth near Maitland in New South Wales. He was Acting Principal in 1992 and then Vice Principal and Dean of Studies from 1992-98.

The beginning of 1998 saw the Tutin family move back to Queensland when Richard became the Rector of St Luke’s Toowoomba. The stay in Toowoomba lasted until 2003 when they moved back to Bundaberg where Richard had been appointed as Rector.  In 2008, Richard accepted the invitation of the Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane, the Most Reverend Dr Phillip Aspinall, to be his Chaplain with responsibility for Diocesan and Provincial matters. 

Richard became General Secretary in October 2011. He had previously been a member of the QCT Executive and was President from 2010-2011.

He is a Residentiary Canon of St John’s Cathedral Brisbane and serves on Cathedral Chapter. He is also a member of the Ministry Education Commission and the Anglican Committee for Ecumenical Affairs. Richard has had extensive experience in ecumenical ministry and activities including as a broadcaster on Christian radio stations Rhema FM Newcastle and The Light Toowoomba.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Divinity from the University of Queensland, a Masters in Professional Communications from the University of Southern Queensland and a Masters in Theology from Charles Sturt University. He is married to Jennifer. They have two sons Ross and Gregory.


Position Description of General Secretary


Administration Officer: Jackie Fewtrell

Jackie began working at QCT in October 2017.  Previously she worked in a Church office for 9 years in Strathpine.

Jackie is originally from Leeds, UK and moved to Australia with her family in 2003.

Jackie feels privileged to provide administrative support to the General Secretary and  commissions. 


Office Bearers List

  • President - Taisoo Kim Watson (Quaker)
  • 1st Vice President - Revd Helen Paget (Anglican)
  • 2nd Vice President - Bishop Ken Howell (Roman Catholic)
  • Honorary Treasurer - Mr Steve Griffin 
  • General Secretary - The Revd Canon Richard Tutin
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