The parish council comprises of 7 members of St. Margaret’s congregation and the vicar .

The Council members for 2022-2023 are:

John Humann

John Humann has been a parishioner at St Margaret’s since 2004, when he and his wife, Jan Kerr, moved to Eltham. He has served on Parish Council since 2009, and is currently Honorary Treasurer  and chair of the Parish Council Finance Committee.

John was 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.

Coralie Carew

Coralie & family joined St Margaret’s in 1989 after moving from Canberra where they had worshipped at St John’s for 16 years.

She has served in many roles within the church services & church life in general.

Starting her working life as a Registered Nurse, she has recently retired after 21 years in her own Remedial Massage practice.

Coralie enjoys walking with her dog & friends ,plus gardening & having coffee in a cafe.

Harry Watson

Harry and Adrienne joined the Parish after the Rev Ian Brown gave them a reference to help them adopting a five year old girl.  Since then he has served in many activity areas including pastoral care, grounds and building maintenance & project managing developments. He has been a warden, parish secretary, on several committees including property, finance, children’s ministry, incumbency and pastoral care. 

He has authored or edited/coedited church publications such as New ERA News and The Parish Matters and the Parish Profile prepared by the committee. He currently is secretary of Pastoral Care.

He has worked all his life here as a staff member of the University of Melbourne and still teaches on Energy Efficiency Technology.  

Beyond love of family and gardening he still has a passion for fast cars.


Rob Mackenzie

Growing up in South Africa, Rob was involved in Church life as an Anglican from a very young age and was involved in numerous activities at St. Martins in the Veld.

Rob & Linda arrived in Australia in 2008 and when they moved to Montmorency in 2017, they came across St. Margarets where they were made to feel very welcome and have made some wonderful friends.  

Having spent most of his working life in the Automotive Industry, Rob has, over the last 10 years, transitioned into coaching and consultancy for clients across industries such as Automotive, Events Management, Logistics, Cyber security and Telematics.

While Covid initially put a stop to any work within St. Margaret’s, the initiative to conduct services over the internet became an opportunity for Rob to make a contribution to the Church and he can be seen operating the audio-visual system on most Sundays. Other areas of involvement include the occasional greeting, banking of the offertory and the Men’s breakfast.

With a background in management across a range of industries and countries, Rob will be able to use his experience to support the work of the Parish Council and other Church activities.

 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.

 Tony Michaelson OAM

Tony has been worshipping at St. Margaret’s since 1981 and a Communion assistant for many years.

He lives in Research and is married with 3 children. 

Growing up he regularly went with his parents to St. Peter’s eastern Hill. This Church is well known for music (he [played trumpet with the choir) and ceremony ( various roles from an early age). 

Tony works as a G.P. in Eltham. 

His interests include playing the piano, gardening, latest technology and travel. Toy was awarded an OAM for Service to the community through alcohol and drug use prevention programs.