St Mary’s Staff

“and we will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.”

(Acts 6:4)

Rev. Stephen May


Stephen is currently acting as the locum at St Mary’s whilst we search for a new vicar.  Our previous Vicar, Rev Gavin Ward retired in February 2023 after 16 years service to St Mary’s.
Stephen is ministering to the St Mary’s congregation and community on a part time basis.  

Rev. Matthew Browne

Assistant Minister

Matthew grew up in Adelaide and worked in the Public Service before moving to Melbourne to study Theology at Ridley College. It was there that he met, and soon after married Erin. They have five children.

Matthew is passionate about seeing people come to know Jesus and growing as His disciples. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, watching AFL (especially Essendon) and spending time with his family.


Narelle Rile

Manager of Operational Ministries

Narelle has been in paid employment at St Mary’s since 2008, but has been part of the St Mary’s family from the day she was born!  She was baptised here, married her husband Steven here in 1995, and their 2 adult children, Tom and Meg, have both grown up in the St Mary’s family.  Narelle is passionate about supporting mission and ministry, especially women’s ministry, and loves to help people develop and use the gifts God has given them.
Narelle and her family are volunteer foster carers, raising labrador puppies into future detector dogs . In her free time she loves doing reformer pilates,  jigsaw puzzles and is a huge sports fan with a goal to attend every V8 event in Australia.

Rev. Dr Kathleen Alleaume-Ross

Sunday Curate

Kathleen came to St Mary’s Sunbury as a Sunday Curate after her ordination to the Diaconate in February 2022.
During the week, Kathleen works as a Pastoral Care Practitioner for Mercy Palliative Care in Sunshine. She, is married to Stephen which whom she shares two sons, two Labradors and a cat and hails from West Footscray.
Kathleen is passionate about helping people grow in their relationship with Christ despite lives’ challenges.