General Secretary: Reverend David Baker
David comes to the role of General Secretary as a result of a long exposure to the ecumenical movement. Being raised in rural Queensland methodism, the formation of the Uniting Church, exploration of different traditions and expressions of church as a young man, ministry formation in the ecumenical Queensland College of Theology, all these shaped in him an assumption that an ecumenical mindset is “normal” for church leadership. He treasures his time at QCT, where he sat under ecumenical leaders such as Fr. Michael Putney, and attended the 7th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Canberra.
As an ordained minister of the UCA in various roles, congregational minister, church planter, presbytery minister, and moderator, he has always worked towards deeper ecumenical engagement.
He was a co-founder of the Queensland Community Alliance – an organisation that brings together faith groups, community groups, and unions to listen to what’s happening in our communities and empower people to respond.
He is founding chair of Christian Religious Instruction Alliance, an organisation of some 14 denominations that oversee RI in State Schools. .
David worked as a property valuer in rural and regional Queensland before completing theological training and ordination in 1991.
David holds a Diploma in Business Management from Queensland Agricultural College, a Bachelor of Theology from Brisbane College of Theology, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
He is married to Dr. Joan Baker, and they have three adult children.
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 - Fiona Patterson (Uniting)
1st Vice President - Dr Joe Goodall (Queensland Congregational Fellowship)
2nd Vice President - Mark Ghobrial (Coptic Orthodox)
Honorary Treasurer - Mr Steve Griffin
General Secretary - Rev David Baker