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Rev Lu Senituli
Senior Minister

Lu has a clear passion to be part of making a difference in people’s lives and the community in which he lives and serves.
He sees his calling as an Evangelist and this has been lived out in various ways:

– Founder of Hotel and Pub-night club Ministries
– Pokies Lounge Ministries
– Re-entry Wassup Ministry – assisting newly released prisoners back into life in the wider community
– Drug and Alcohol abuse – Bayside Ice Task Force
– Domestic violence
– Faith sharing workshops
– Qualified Rugby coach and former chaplain of the Qld Reds (academy team)
His passion is creative community partnerships in creating community assets and building capacities.

He has had the privilege of having served/serving in our church in many capacities at various levels:
Assembly Doctrine Committee, Assembly worship Committee, Assembly MC National reference committee
Synod- Synod standing committee, Synod MC committee
BCF – Board for Christina Formation- educational arm of the synod
Presbytery- PRC
Trinity College MC educator – cross cultural theology
Doctorate Research on Gospel and culture – How can we articulate the catholicity of the Christian Faith in a Pluralistic, MC, Multi Faith Australian Society

He is passionate about God’s Mission.
Mission is Incarnational.
Mission is grounded in the worship of God.
Confidence in God.
All hands on deck—we move as a family of Christ.

He is passionate about building effective Ministry Teams through training, equipping, enabling and resourcing processes.

A personal note from Lu – With my own as well as my church family I am really excited about what God is going to do in the Sunnybank area over the coming years. I know for certain that with God, all things are possible.

Kym Riches

Occupation: Administrator , Mother of 2 totally awesome girls and slave to 3 cats. Have spent my working career in a number of settings from insurance, healthcare, pastoral care and church administration.

What do you enjoy about being part of the MST: Being close to home and no longer enduring daily traffic jams! More seriously though, being part of a God-centred team dedicated to sharing the most transformational and best news ever – that Jesus really does love you just as you are and more than you and I can ever imagine. Our staff meetings are awesome, especially when we have caramel tart. (That’s a hint!)

Favourite scripture passage and why? Bit hard to have only one! Psalm 121:1-8. It leads me to one of my favourite songs “River” which is very meaningful and I have a lot of favourite songs. And then there’s Ps 23 which I continue to appreciate more and more and Romans 8:31 (Message) is so inspiring. I’ll let you go and read it and be inspired too.

Favourite pastimes? Enjoy hanging out with the family, music, art and various crafts including a bit of cake decorating. If the weather is good, you’ll find me in the pool and possibly even doing a few laps. I delight in a walk along the beach and a spot of fishing although I don’t get to do that much. It’s all so good for the soul and provides space for reflection.

Favourite food? One seriously can’t beat a fresh Qld seafood platter – forget the oysters though. Forget dessert because there’s just absolutely no more room after the seafood!

Favourite TV shows – Enjoy good English comedy like the Vicar of Dibley and Ronnie Corbett. Nothing quite like an Agatha Christie movie so I’m totally into Poirot, Miss Marple and then there’s Midsomer Murders too. And, I’m an avid watcher of Colour In Your Life and Art Studio. Enjoy hearing the stories behind the inspiration and creativeness.

Reading – Anything that refreshes the soul. That definitely excludes DIY directions.