Our vision

Our Vision at The Gap Uniting Church is very simple:

“Growing Life-Long Disciples of Christ”

In all that we do, this is what we are on about. As a community of people who follow Jesus, our vision is to be Growing Life-Long Disciples of Christ.  In our gathered and personal worship; in how we grow and care for one another; as we reach out into our local community; and as we use the resources God has provided; our vision as a congregation is to be Growing Life-Long Disciples of Christ.

Our values


We build connection and support for one another and all of those in need


We encourage new ways to faithfully respond to the leading of the Holy Spirit


We seek to deepen our personal and corporate faith and understanding of God


We respond with generosity in serving God in our local and wider community

Our people

Rod Fisher
Rod FisherLead Minister
Building and equipping teams. Energised by stories of hope and transformation in peoples’ lives. Loves music and coffee.
Kath Ruhle
Kath RuhleFamilies Pastor
Passionate about supporting and equipping families. Early childhood teacher and musician. Loves music, keeping fit, reading, and spending time with family.
Fa Matangi
Fa Matangi Youth & Young Adults Pastor
Passionate about supporting youth and young adults find and grow their faith. Loves crossfit/weightlifting, K-dramas and chocolate.
Geoff Batkin
Geoff BatkinChair of Church Council
I have had the incredible privilege of working full-time for the Uniting Church for 35 years. I am passionate about how, as a church, we connect with the wider community in witness and service.
 Silvia Lopes
Silvia Lopes Office Administrator
Welcomes the opportunity to connect with people as they journey through life – from arranging baptisms to the placement of ashes. Works to make loads a little lighter.
Hannah Staines
Hannah Staines Office Administrator
Enjoy problem solving and design. Passionate about learning how we can better connect with surrounding communities, especially with young people. Love a good coffee and any kind of bakery food to go with it!