January 19, 2018

Our Staff


Graeme Howells, Senior Minister

Graeme joined Rouse Hill Anglican Church as Senior Minister in July 2011. Graeme had the privilege of growing up in a Christian family and during his teenage years came to understand clearly that following God’s Son Jesus is the most important and exciting thing a person can do. Graeme has a passion for seeing people come to know Jesus and grow in their Christian life and faith.

Graeme trained at Moore College in Sydney and served in ministry at St Luke’s Anglican Miranda from 2002-2011, first as Youth Minister, then Young Adults Minister, and then church planting with families ministry at Miranda North Community Church.

Graeme is married to Susanna and they have three kids who keep them constantly entertained. The Howells family love days out at the zoo. Graeme loves going to the movies, and taking his kayak out for a paddle.


Glen Elsegood, Youth Minister

Glen became a Christian whilst on student exchange in 2000. Although he had grown up going to Sunday school and then to Youth group, it wasn’t until later when he was challenged on what life was all about that he came to understand that Jesus was the living Lord of everything- and that Jesus loved him deeply. Glen wants to help others (especially children and young people) meet Jesus and follow Him as their saviour.

Glen trained at Youthworks College here in Sydney and was previously Youth Minister at St Swithun’s, Pymble from 2008-2013.

Glen is married to Kate and they have four kids, Phoebe, Gideon, Micah and Asher, who keep them busy and amused from day to day. A typical weekend wouldn’t be complete without good food, plenty of football and a whole heap of fun.


Rick Mason, Outreach Minister

Rick is married to Rhonda. Together, they have had six boys. Their first boy, Cameron, was stillborn at full term and is now safe with Jesus. Their other five boys range from nine years to twenty months. Rick loves Rhonda, and he loves his boys. Rick loves Jesus. Rick also loves Land Rovers but in a very different kind of way. Rick would like his boys to share his love for Land Rovers, but he knows it’s far more important that they share his love for Jesus. Rick considers it vitally important for you to know that Jesus loves you and for you to come to love Jesus too.

Prior to joining Rouse Hill in January 2018, Rick served in ministry in several churches around Sydney, most recently in Beacon Hill. He studied at Moore Theological College. Rick grew up in a Christian family where his parents taught him to love Jesus and his dad also taught him to love Land Rovers. Rick likes chatting with people about Land Rovers but even more so about Jesus.


Natalie Walker, Families Outreach Worker

Natalie joined the congregation of Rouse Hill Anglican in 2008 and is an enthusiastic contributor to countless areas of our church life. Natalie commenced part-time employment as our Families Outreach Worker in April 2012. In addition, Natalie volunteers a day each week to assist with the smooth running of the parish by looking after our administration needs. Natalie has a busy family life and is married to Geoff and has two children.



Carla Matthews, Administration

Carla has been with Rouse Hill Anglican Church since the church was planted in 2004, and she has been active in many ministry areas, including: crèche, running youth group, helping to lead Bible study groups, hosting church events, leading singing and helping out at Rouse About. She has recently taken on this part-time volunteer administration role at our church.

Carla is married to Corey and has four teenage kids, and is part way through a combined Diploma in Theology and Ministry at SMBC.


Ellen Algeo, Student Minister

Ellen has been part of Rouse Hill Anglican Church since 2011. She started as a Student Minister in 2018. She loves getting to explore the depths of who God is, what He’s done and what He’s doing with RHA’s Young Adults. She gets excited by useful spreadsheets, history, the intricacies of God’s church, and great music. She’d love to see you at church this week!

Alongside her role at RHA Ellen serves as part of the Chaplaincy team at Tara Anglican School for Girls, and avoids using her Law degree as much as possible.

On a weekend you’ll find Ellen at the beach with her husband James, or kicking back at home eating takeaway Thai and watching Netflix.



In addition to the ministry staff there are a number of official parish roles including wardens, parish councilors and parish representatives.

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