Saint Andrews Wagga

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Staff Team


Matt Purnell

Matt became a Christian while studying at university. After completing a PhD in plant molecular biology, he worked for several years as a research scientist in the area of plant biotechnology. Before becoming a pastor, Matt studied at Moore Theological College and the Queensland Theological College. He’s married to Tracey, a local GP, and they have two children.

Pastoral Assistant

Marg Gillespie

Marg grew up in a Christian home and has known Jesus all her life. After being a farmer she earned a Diploma in Theology from the Australian College of Theology. She’s been part of the St Andrews staff team since 2012. Marg is the widow of Mal, and has three adult children and three grandchildren.