Acting Rector (August 24 – October 29): Rev John Menear
John served as Vicar of St Andrew’s Kowloon in Diocese of Hong Kong from 1983-89 and again 2005-15. Between that he was General Secretary of CMS NSW/ACT. Since retiring in 2016 he has undertaken a number of locum and acting ministries in large and small churches. John met his wife Janelle in Tasmania 50 years ago on a tour which included the Overland Track. They have 3 daughters and 3 grandsons.
Rector: Reverend Canon Victor Shaw
Victor is on long service leave August – October.
Victor started at St George’s as the Kids and Family Minister in 2013 and became the Rector in 2016. He’s married to Claire and they have four kids, William, Tristan, Imogen and Beatrix. He enjoys history, film, fantasy fiction and good conversation over Hobart’s great coffee. Maybe it’s due to his growing up as a missionary kid in PNG, but he loves puzzling over culture and helping people see how the good news of Jesus speaks to them.
Victor’s day off is Friday.
Operations Manager: Amy Maskell
Amy is a wife to Andrew and mum to Harriet (8) and Henry (5). Andrew works with the University Fellowship of Christians at the Hobart campus and they are both passionate about endeavoring to serving Christ with all of their life.
After 7 years at a high paced accounting firm and 3 years at our neighbouring parish, Amy has joined our team for a chance to help us live and breathe our vision and set St Georges up for the next 10 years of growth.
Amy also handles our finances and can help with any finance questions you might have in conjunction with our treasurer.
Our office is open 9:15am-5pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.
Honorary Curate: Reverend Alan Reader
0400 215 751
Alan joined St George’s as part-time assistant minister in 2023. Alongside his wife Angie, they are parents to Theodore (5) and Ezekiel (2). Alan enjoys playing with technology and designing in his spare time, as well as being a musician when he gets the chance. Alan particularly loves teaching the Bible and helping others to love learning from the Scriptures and to deepen their love for Jesus. He also loves thinking strategically and systematically to help the church thrive.
Alan works Sunday-Monday and every second Tuesday, while sharing an administrative role in the Anglican Diocese.