St Mary’s Staff

Rev. Matthew Browne


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.

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.


Narelle Riley

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.
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.