Priest in Charge: Rev Dr Margaret Wesley

Margaret was delighted to take up leadership of St Paul’s in April 2020, after a year as Locum Priest in Charge at East Redland Anglican.

Before coming to Brisbane she ministered in the small rural parish of Heathcote in central Victoria.

Margaret has a doctorate in the Gospel of John. For most of her adult life she combined academia with ministry, and more recently has discerned God’s call to focus more fully on parish ministry.

Margaret loves to write prayers and poems and has sought to make these available as a source of comfort through the stresses of 2020.

Margaret is mother to two adult children, Tom and Hannah, and lives with her Border Collie X dog, Vincent

Office Manager: Rachel Greig

Rachel joined the St Paul’s team in May 2019, in the role of Administration Assistant, one day a week. Her background is in Public Relations (with a Bachelor of Business in Communications) but she also holds a Graduate Diploma of Divinity completed only a couple of weeks before having her first child! She enjoys good food, holidays at the beach, good coffee (or a hot cuppa) and most importantly a great book. Rachel and her husband Matt have four children, spanning High School, Primary School and Kindy! For all things administrative you can contact her at parish.office@stpaulsashgrove.org.au or 07 3366 2320.

PTO Priest: Kathy Hammer

Kathy grew up on a Qld cattle property and after marrying Jack, lived and worked all over Australia and New Zealand in Administrative roles. When she moved to Brisbane, she became involved in the Environmental cause and active in EFM groups, Catechumenate, Cursillo and the Refugee Support Group. A Vietnamese refugee lived with them for many years.  After gaining degrees in Psychology & Counselling and Theology, Kathy was ordained in 2004, and immediately sent to the Parish of Miles and the Parish of Taroom & Wandoan, successfully combining the two into the Parish of Leichhardt and serving as Area Dean of Maronoa.  Since leaving there in 2012, she has undertaken locums in various parishes, ie Stafford, Strathpine & Nundah but currently her spiritual home is St Pauls, Ashgrove.  She has two children, Damien and Tiffany, ten grandchildren and one great grandchild.

PTO Priest: Jack Hammer

Jack enlisted in the Army at 19 years old and undertook three tours of active service in Vietnam. After marrying Kathy he was posted all over Australia as an Infantry soldier.  He began a business and then, following a Cursillo, felt the call to Ministry. After completing his theological qualifications, he was ordained in 1996 and called to serve in the Parish of Warwick, where he also worked with Vietnam Veterans, Rotary, the Masons & the homeless.  He then moved to the Parish of Allora/Clifton and became Police Chaplain for Cunningham Deanery, till 2005 when I served as Associate Priest for Samford.  Events of 9/11/2001 triggered his PTSD, making it necessary to reshape his ministry.  Severe medical problems forced him to return to Brisbane, where he obtained a PTO through St Pauls, Ashgrove in 2013 and continued his ministry here and also serving as locums in the Parishes of Samford, Strathpine, St George and others. 

PTO Priest: Pam Hynd

Pam grew up in Brisbane and first joined St Paul’s Ashgrove in the early 1980’s. She was ordained priest in 1998. Most of her ministry has been as a chaplain at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital at Spring Hill . Pam also served as part-time priest in charge of the Parish of Auchenflower for five years from 2003-2008. She subsequently returned to St Paul’s as an honorary assistant priest. She is now retired with a Permission to Officiate at St Paul’s. Pam and husband John have four children, nine grandchildren and two Burmese cats.