ministry team


Rev Joan Wright Howie, Habitat Uniting Church MinisterRev. Joan Wright Howie came to Habitat Uniting Church in November 2010. With an M.A. in spiritual direction, she brings a keen interest in spiritual formation offering spiritual direction and retreats. Joan loves being with people attending to the presence of God and fostering a discerning heart. It is here that faith forms our action and lives are transformed.

You can meet Joan at the Spirituality Centre during the week or at worship on Sunday mornings. Joan is a mum with three children and is keen to nurture families and children in our community.

church council

Ruth GraySecretary, Ruth Gray
Ruth became a member of Habitat Uniting Church when Kew Uniting Church joined their congregation with Habitat in 2013. She is secretary of the church council.

Bruce MasonBruce Mason, Chairperson
Bruce has been a part of our community for over 10 years and has served in a variety of positions. Currently as Treasurer and a member of the Executive. He has oversight of the financial management of the parish and related property matters.



Roland Cropley
Roland has been a music educator since 1971 and is a passionate organist, organ builder, music teacher, and professional singer (VSO then OA Choruses). Roland has been a member of the Augustine then Habitat community since 1955, held almost every office, and has a strong interest in contemporary theology.


Habitat Uniting Church Office
2 Minona Street, Hawthorn VIC
phone 9819 2844

St David's Centre
cnr Burke & Mont Albert Rds
Canterbury VIC

Habitat Spirituality Centre
@ Augustine

2 Minona St, Hawthorn VIC

Kew Uniting Church
23 Highbury Grove