Locum General Secretary: Dr Joe Goodall
Our locum General Secretary is Joe Goodall. He will be employed as Locum from June-November 2020.
He has been involved over a long period in Queensland Churches Together, including a term as President, on behalf of the Queensland Congregational Fellowship where he is currently Moderator. He has also been Moderator of the Congregational Federation of Australia and New Zealand where he served as Moderator until 2018.
Although a lifelong Congregationalist, Joe is a strong believer in ecumenism. For ten years until 2018 he was involved in the National Council of Churches in Australia on the executive and in assemblies. He says, “We say we are the body of Christ. It’s not enough to just say it. We should be visibly doing something about it, not just leaving it to our church leaders but throughout every member of every church.
Joe is a retired primary school principal with a continuing interest in education, as a member of the committee for the YMCA Vocational Schools for students who are unable to cope with mainstream schooling, and as Chairman of the Board of Governors of Cromwell College at the University of Queensland.
He and his wife Meredith have three adult children – Eleanor a teacher, Katherine a surgeon and Llewellyn a storeman who has given them a granddaughter.
Joe’s interests include history. He has been awarded a Doctor of Philosophy for his thesis on the Dunwich Benevolent Asylum, but he has a passion for medieval studies and early modern history, especially English alehouses. He claims that it is a family thing – the name Goodall means a brewer of good (or strong) ale.
He has been a member of the Brisbane YMCA since 1963, now an honorary life member. He remains on the Board of Directors and has previously served seven years as President, in addition to a term on the board of the National Council and currently Chairman of State Council.
Joe is also active as a Justice of the Peace.
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
- Locum General Secretary - Dr Joe Goodall