The parish council comprises of 7 members of St. Margaret's congregation and the vicar . The Council members for 2018 are  

Sandra Brown-Holt


John Humann

John Humann has been a parishioner at St Margarets since 2004, when he and his wife, Jan Kerr, moved to Eltham. He has served on Parish Council since 2009, and is currently chair of the Parish Council Finance Committee. John is a Research Funding Coordinator at Swinburne University, and previously worked in Information Technology, in Business Development and before that as a teacher in secondary schools and TAFE. His interests include choir and band at St Margarets, history, music, art, ecology, travel, as well as outdoor pursuits such as cycling, ocean swims, bodysurfing, bushwalking and cross country skiing.

Shirley Nash

Shirley and her two children began worshiping at St Margaret’s in the late 1980s. She was also part of the Church of the Transfiguration Research at the time of its closure, learning much about grief and its management during this time and during the amalgamation with St Faith’s Montmorency. Shirley enjoys her role on the Parish Discovering Spirituality Team, an outworking of her faith about which she is passionate. Other interests include reading, music, film, travel, gardening and family – especially her 3 grandchildren. She worked as Anglican Chaplain at the Royal Children’s Hospital for some years and continues to work as a supervisor with pastoral and spiritual care practitioners.

Mandy Stevens

Mandy began worshipping at St Margaret’s in 2003 when she moved into the local area as a young mum and needed to find a peaceful place of spirituality. Mandy is married with two children who are now teenagers and works as a school chaplain at a state primary school.  Over the years Mandy has become more connected to the life of St Margaret’s and is on a number of rosters to contribute to the running of this lovely church. Recently she has taken on a temporary role as Children and Family Engagement Worker at St Margaret’s and has thoroughly enjoyed being involved in shaping the future of children’s ministry here. As a new member of Parish Council, Mandy is looking forward to working with a team to think creatively about new ways forward for the parish. Mandy is particularly interested in the ministry of women using different forms of contemplative and reflective spiritual practices. 

Kathleen Toal

Kathleen, her husband Gary and their three children moved to Eltham in 1977.  They began worshiping at St Margaret’s at the time the old Gibson Hall was being demolished to make way for the new Mud Brick Hall which opened in 1978.  Since then Kathleen has lived through many changes in the parish. Kathleen enjoys her role as Parish Treasurer, having a keen interest in Accounts, Financial Reporting and Budgets. Kathleen is also a member of the Parish Discovering Spirituality Team, an outworking of her faith about which she is passionate.  Other interests include Reading, Genealogy and Family History.  Kathleen has been an active member of the Movement for the Ordination of Women since 1984 and is Treasurer of MOWatch Australia. Kathleen and Gary now have seven grandchildren who are a great delight.

David Tuke

I have lived in Eltham for 25 years with my family - my wife Mitzi and our three children, Emily, Lachlan and Natalie. Up until recently the Catholic Church played a large part in my life (sometimes at more times than others). We are now attending St Margaret's and finding a more inclusive, forward looking and democratic experience of our collective faith, while carrying forward its traditional expression. I am a director of a superannuation software development company and I have a number of interests, among them being woodwork and building, Roman and Medieval history, philosophy and Internet web design.

Harry Watson