Trinity’s present minister is Rev Jeanette Gillam, who was inducted as Minister of the Word, into the congregations of Trinity Ipswich Uniting Church, and Goodna Uniting Church, on June 15th, 2013.
Presbytery Minister, Rev David Baker officiated at the service.
(below is an image of Jeanette and David.)
Rev Jeanette leads the Worship Services at Trinity Ipswich three Sundays, from the second to the fourth, conducting Holy Communion on the second Sunday.
The first Sunday of each month she leads Worship at Goodna and conducts Holy Communion.
She also visits the various groups associated with both churches as a social and pastoral contact to all who attend.
Preaching and Worship are her passions, and providing ways of teaching about scripture, functions of the Church, and pastoral care are also high priorities.
Rev Jeanette is part of the ‘Imagine Ipswich 2020’ planning group, which includes the four UCA Ministers in Ipswich. The vision of this group is to have the congregations closer connected to share fellowship at special occasions and share ministry and resources.
Ecumenically, Rev Jeanette meets with the Booval Clergy each month, for fellowship and to arrange the four events which happen annually. These are ‘Stations of the Cross’ ( Sacred Heart Catholic); service for ‘Prayer for Christian Unity’ (Trinity UCA); ‘Pet Blessing in the Park’ (All Saints Anglican); and ‘Christmas Carols in the Park'(Glebe Road UCA).
At the present time, Rev Jeanette is the Deputy Chairperson of the Bremer Brisbane Presbytery, and a member of a sub-committee of Presbytery.
Jeanette’s previous profession before entering ministry, was nursing, and her experience in this field has enhanced her pastoral care skills, and brought her in touch with many situations of dealing with people which she can use in her ministry work.
Jeanette lives in Booval, has two adult children and five grandchildren.