Governance and Leadership

College Board

Mark Monaghan

Chair | Mark has been a member of the College Board since 2018 and was appointed Chair in 2022. Mark was baptised and confirmed at the St Martin’s Lutheran Church and his three children attend the College. Mark is the owner and Business Director of Monview Engineering.

Mark Ellis

Deputy Chair | Mark has been a member of the College Board since 2021 and was appointed Deputy Chair in 2022. Mark was married at the St Martin’s Lutheran Church and his three children attend the College. Mark served on the St Martin’s Kindergarten Committee of Management for seven years – six years as Treasurer. Mark is the Woodchip Coordinator at OneFortyOne Green Triangle.

Paul Halligan

Paul has been a member of the College Board since 2014. His wife’s mother, grandmother (deceased) and family have been members of the St Martin’s Lutheran Church for many years; and his two children attended the College. Paul has been a Financial Advisor since 1988.

Julie Harten

Julie has been a member of the College Board since 2020. Julie was baptised and confirmed in the Lutheran Church and has two nephews attending the College.

Pastor Mitchell Kitson

Mitch was ordained as a pastor in the Lutheran Church of Australia in December 2021, and installed at St Martin’s Lutheran Church in February 2022. Originally from Adelaide, he has been involved with Lutheran parishes in New Zealand, Western Australia, and the Barossa Valley, where he and his wife were married. He also attended a Lutheran college in Western Australia.

Alan Connah

Principal | Alan has been an active member of the Lutheran Church since 2004. He served as a board member of Good Shepherd Lutheran College NT, and Secondary Principal at Immanuel Lutheran College, Buderim. His children attended Lutheran schools.

Trudi Hepburn

Business Manager | Trudi is married with three children who attended the College and now has two grandchildren attending. Trudi has lived in the South East all her life.

College Senior Management Team

Alan Connah

Principal

Celia Mara

Deputy Principal

Robyn Teakle

Head of Junior School Wellbeing

Damian Bradley

Head of Middle School Wellbeing

Kathy Oliphant

Head of Senior School Wellbeing

Jason Plunkett

Head of Teaching and Learning

Christine Ware

Junior School Director of Teaching and Learning

Wesley Olivier

Director of Ministry

Trudi Hepburn

Business Manager