Presbytery of Port Phillip West


Meet our Presbytery Leaders

Presbytery Chairperson

Rev. Bruce Watson

Email Bruce: Mobile: 0417 597 431

Presbytery Administration

Heather Loader

Email Heather: Mobile: 0409 383 583

Presbytery Minister​

Rev. Deacon Jeanne Beale

Email Jeanne: Mobile: 0432 284 279

Jeanne was ordained as a Deacon in 1996. She came to her role as Presbytery Minister in PPW after a long term supply as Presbytery Minister - Mission and Education in the Presbytery of North East Victoria. As well as Theology and Ministry training, Jeanne has a Bachelor of Arts in Community Development Studies. Jeanne also has considerable experience in teaching both children and adults, having recently concluded a 13 year placement as Chaplain at Aitken College, and has been teaching listening skills seminars for over 26 years. 
Jeanne is also an avid sports enthusiast and is hoping (post-covid) to continue playing hockey (as a goal keeper) in masters tournaments. Unlike her hockey; where she will do anything to keep the ball out of the goals, Jeanne is driven to help make our churches a place of welcome and nurture for everyone. 
Having survived a very difficult childhood, what drives Jeanne spiritually is the desire to convey the saving power of God's unconditional love, acceptance and forgiveness to all.

Presbytery Minister​

Rev. Narelle Collas

Email Narelle: Mobile: 0481 563 882

Narelle was ordained in 2011 and served as a congregational minister at Carramar Uniting Church in the northern suburbs of Perth.  Narelle worked as part of the Education Team of the Presbytery of WA before taking up the position of Presbytery Minister of Port Phillip West. 
In the role of Presbytery Minister Narelle is responsible for the care and support of congregations and ministers within the Presbytery with a special focus on those ministers in Phase 3 i.e. in their first three years of ministry.  The role includes equipping and resourcing the Pastoral Relations and Ministry Formation Committees of the Presbytery and conducting consultations with ministry contexts.  She is the PPW rep on the Synod Placements Committee and has a passion for pioneer/ innovative new ministries, discipleship and mission training and pastoral care. 

Presbytery Mission Development Strategist and eLM Minister​

Rev. Linley Liersch

Email Linley: Mobile: 0408 169 882

After Ministry Internship Linley was Ordained 10 years ago as Minister of the Word in the UCA.  She has spent the whole of her vocation in resource ministry. 
Her exit placement in Seymour – Avenel/Nagambie.  As part of the Presbytery of North Eastern Victoria- Presbytery Mission and Education, she initiated the Veranda Theology project that reclaimed mission starts at our front door step. 
Over 8 years in Horsham and District in a team ministry with oversight of 11 congregations. 
Linley coached the lay leaders in the local area through continuing education and even theology studies through a learning Hub based locally. 
As the Chair of Mission and Education Committee for Presbytery of Western Victoria, she co-ordinated a Rural Ministry Conference and served on Standing Committee. 
Now PPW Mission Development Strategist & eLM liaison for PPW she notes both mission and education are the heart of her ministry.