Our ministers

All of us

The Bible teaches that every person who believes in Jesus is a minister. That’s in Ephesians chapter 4 verse 12.

So that means that we’ve got a church that’s full of ministers!

We’re involved in everything from playing music through to leading small group Bible studies; from occasional preaching through to running kids’ programs; from visiting sick and elderly through to leading services; from cooking and cleaning through to maintenance and gardening. Everyone does everything, and we’re sure there’s something that everyone can be involved with.

Senior Minister – Rev. Sam Pursell

Sam is married to Susan, and they have three children: Edward (aged 4), Mary (aged 2), and Angela (8 months). Hobbies include cycling, sewing and waking up during the night. Sam is from Sydney and Susan from Wollongong, but all the children are proudly Tasmanian.

After studying business at UTS, Sam worked at SC Johnson and Yahoo! Search Marketing before a year of MTS and then Moore College. The Pursells were previously in Hobart for the past 6 years, with Sam being the Assistant Minister at St Mark’s Bellerive. He had a focus on youth and children’s ministry, but also had a hand in everything going on in the parish. Sam enjoyed seeing the Anglican Church in Tasmania grow in its love and knowledge of God through the Word during this time, and many ministries started and revitalised. The Pursell family are now looking forward to serving at Oak Flats and getting to know the new church family. Sam can be contacted on 0417 711 314 or emailed on sam.pursell@oakflatsnanglican.com, and his rest day is Wednesday.

Parish Administrator and Personal Assistant to the Senior Minister – Valerie O’Regan

Valerie joined our staff team as Personal Assistant to the Senior Minister at the beginning of 2016, and if you need to know something about anything, she’s sure to be able to help.

In her spare time Valerie enjoys reading, binge-watching NETFLIX, spending time with friends (usually at the movies) and conversations with people that make her think or laugh, but mostly laugh!

She works in our office on Monday through to Fridays from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

You can call her on +612 4231 9510, on her mobile 0408 271 189 or email her at val.oregan@oakflatsanglican.com.