Rev. Matt Williams
Matt has had pastoral oversight of St James’ Old Cathedral since 2009. He and his wife Jenny have a daughter, Pippa.
"I love the sheer privilege of sharing in people's lives, the good and the bad. All of life's moments can be enriched if we share them with others and live them honestly before God, looking thoughtfully to what he has done and will do through Jesus Christ."
Rev. Colleen Arnold-Moore
Colleen is our Assistant Curate. She is married to Tim and they have three children: Theodore, Eleanore and Nathaniel. After completing an Arts degree with an honours thesis on Irenaeus, Colleen studied theology at Ridley Melbourne, then tutored and lectured there for nine years in Systematic Theology and Church History. Colleen enjoys reading, playing PS3 games, embroidery, sewing, craft and board games. She is available Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. After three years serving the Old Cathedral as a lay minister, Colleen was ordained Deacon in February 2016.
Rev. Mike Raiter
Mike Raiter is the Director of the Centre for Biblical Preaching in Melbourne, and an Associate Minister at the Old Cathedral. Previously he was the Head of the Department of Mission at Moore College and, more recently, Principal of Melbourne School of Theology. Mike spent 11 years working in Pakistan, largely in theological education. He is married to Sarah and they have 4 children (Joel, Nate, Pippa and Lauren). To keep fit Mike likes to wrap his mind around cryptic crosswords, sudokus, and Scandinavian crime novels. He is the author of the 2004 Australian Christian Book of the Year, Stirrings of the Soul.
Marijana had been managing the finances of an importing company for nearly ten years when she decided that it was time to branch out and further develop her skills.
Since working with St James she has been encouraged by a wonderful team of people working together for the greater good. Marijana’s love of learning has also lead her to further her study and she is currently completing a business degree majoring in quantitative business analysis. In the meantime, she continues to be inspired by a love of travel, meeting new people and her beautiful new bicycle!
Michael is a second year student studying theology at Ridley College. He recently married Alexandra and they are enjoying living in the Ridley community. Working as a high school teacher in regional Victoria before beginning ministry training, Michael's enjoys all kinds of sports (cricket and soccer particularly) and ancient languages.
'I'm grateful to be at St James to worship and learn with a wonderful church.'
Bei-En is studying a degree in theology at Ridley Melbourne. She loves the people of St James' and feels privileged to be learning, growing and worshipping with them.
She is challenged by the idea of connecting up everyday life: the good, the bad, and the mundane, with the illuminating beauty of the Christian Gospel.
In her spare time, she can be found reading C.S. Lewis, or watching The West Wing with her housemates. She is a Teutophile, and dreams of one day being able to speak German like a native.
Honorary Archive Co-ordinator
Janette co-ordinates a team of volunteers, including herself, who generously look after the preservation, cataloguing and digitization of our rich archives. She loves the Old Cathedral, its people and its history. She is married to Ron. She is in the office on Tuesdays.