About

Team

Douglas-Robertson.jpgDouglas Robertson

Douglas grew up in Glasgow, Scotland and initially followed his Dad into a career as an engineer. In his early 20s he felt God’s call to change direction and has now been in full time ministry for more than 20 years. Following a time as parish minister on the rural west coast of Scotland, he has been the Senior Minister of Scots’ Church since 2001. His role includes leading the ministry team and directing the work and vision of the elders.

Douglas is married to Alison and they have 2 grown up daughters and a son still at school.

Likes: Riding his motorbike, playing his guitar, reading historical novels and spending time with his family.
Dislikes: Peas. Yep, that’s about it.


Richard-Obrien.jpgRichard O’Brien

Richard has been in ministry for over 23 years and on the team at Scots' since 2003.  He oversees ministry to the business community, students, young professionals and CBD residents.  He has a particular passion for seeking the welfare of the CBD.  He is married to Rosemary.  They have two adult daughters.

Likes: Travelling, golf and reading.
Dislikes: Tinned asparagus and heights.


Phillip-Court.jpgPhilip Court

Philip is the Minister of St Stephen's and the Missioner of the Presbyterian & Scots' Church Joint Mission. The Church and the Mission are co-located at 26 Norwoood Street, Flemington. Philip was ordained to the Ministry in 2012 and previously worked in OH&S for the construction industry. He is married to Deb. Between them, they have six adult children and three grandchildren.

Likes:  Walking the dog with Deb, making model aeroplanes and watching Collingwood win.
Dislikes:  Bigotry, injustice and watching Collingwood lose.


Douglas-Lawrence.jpgDouglas Lawrence

Douglas' ministry is through music. As has been said by various writers "music expresses the inexpressible" so Douglas plays the organs, conducts the choir week by week, organizes special music at Easter and Christmas and organizes the September International Organ Series.

Likes: Where to start? At the church one of my great pleasures is to show the organ to children who often come into the church with their parents or in school groups- and cooking!
Dislikes: Carpet in Churches.


Sen-Sendjaya.jpgSen Sendjaya

Sen planted the Indonesian-language congregation of Scots' Church in April 2005, and pastors the church until present time on a voluntary basis. His day job is Associate Professor in Leadership at Monash University. His passion in leadership is expressed through preaching, teaching, training, and writing at popular and academic level. Sen is an Indonesian-born Chinese Melbournian married to a beautiful academic Dr Lyfie Sugianto and blessed with two children.

 

Likes: Mostly anything preceded by letter C (coffee, chilli, cab sauv, cinema, calvinism)
Dislikes: My old self, and bad coffee


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Christian Tirtha

Christian grew up in Bandung, Indonesia but has spent most of his adult life as a Melburnian. He has been part of the Indonesian Christian Church since 2010, working part-time as their youth pastor. He loves to see how the Gospel transforms individual, corporate life of the church and its surrounding community. He is married to Milka and is blessed with a son and a daughter. Christian is the minister for the Indonesian congregation at Scots' Church.

Likes: Reading, writing, drawing, drama and movies
Dislikes: Long rides with nothing to read or listen

 

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Greg Matthews

Greg was born in Sydney and grew up in country New South Wales. After graduating from university, Greg worked for a consulting company for 20 years helping banks and other business improve their processes and technology. Greg is married to Haesook, and they have two adult children. Greg and his family moved to Melbourne in 2000 for work, but he still goes for the Swans. Greg gave away his career and began pursuing ministry in 2013. He enjoys helping people understand the bible, and seeing them grow in their trust in Christ.

 Likes: cooking – pizza especially, a good coffee, and watching the cricket.

Dislikes: any kind of fruit unless it can go on a pizza or a taco, though his family encourages him otherwise

Ken-Bowden.jpgKen Bowden

Ken has served the Church faithfully in the role as Church officer in 1984.  He enjoys meeting interesting people as he fulfills day to day practical tasks in the Church.  After an engagement of 15 years, Ken Married Eileen, they have been married for 30 years.

Likes: Meeting interesting people, Movies and Carlton Football Club
Dislikes: Crowds, Hot Weather


Rick-Holt.jpgRick Holt

Rick has served as our building officer since 2010, he cheerfully and willingly  serves all those around him.  He enjoys working with people and especially with the staff at Scots’ Church.  Rick says, “working with the Church is like working with family”.  He is married to Denise, they have five grandchildren.

Likes: People, fishing, Hawthorn Football Club and his dog “Snoop”
Dislike: Summer, crowds


Wendy-Gregory.jpgWendy Gregory

Receptionist/Administration/Church Secretary

Wendy Joined Scots’ Church in August 2013 after working for 15 years in Publishing and Education sales.  She enjoys the variety that working in a Church offers along with the interesting people that she meets on a daily basis.  She has three adult children plus the added bonus of three adult stepsons’ and their families.

Likes: Her children and family, singing in a Choir (Maroondah Singers), and gardening.
                                                 Dislikes: People who do not obey the rules of life – whether it be on the road or just plain manners.


SEBERT RUDDOCK,  ADMINISTRATOR

sebert.jpgSebert Ruddock is the Administrator at Scots’ Church.

An accountant by profession, Sebert migrated to Australia from , South Africa, in 1981. Since that time he has worked in a number of fields, including the transport and logistics industry. He was Executive Director of Administration and Finance for the Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania, a position he held for ten years prior to retiring in February 2014.  He brings with him a wealth of experience both in the commercial world and in the church setting. Sebert is married to Sofie; they have five children and eight grandchildren.

 

Likes: Family, Working as a volunteer guide at the Werribee Open Range Zoo, Being a Director of Christian radio station 89.9 Light FM.

Dislikes The commercial nature of Christmas.

Jonathon-North.jpgJonathan North

Jonathan has been worked with the administration team since January 2011, before joining   Scots he worked for twenty five years in mission work both here in Australia and abroad.  Jonathan enjoys being able to contribute to both the admin team and ministry team through his work.  He is married to Suzanne and has three children.

Likes: Family, people, travel, experiencing different cultures, cashews
Dislikes: shopping, waiting, especially waiting at shops