IMG 2477 squareThe Uniting Church Assembly and Frontier Services are proud to announce that former Assembly President and long-time champion of Frontier Services, Rev Gregor Henderson, has been confirmed as the new Chairperson of the Frontier Services board.

Gregor brings with him a lifelong commitment to the vision and values of Frontier Services.

Gregor is current Chair of the John Flynn Foundation, as well as a former UCA Assembly General Secretary and President. He brings with him enormous experience of the mission and the heart of Frontier Services.

At the same time, Rev Alan White, the current Presbytery Minister at Sydney North Presbytery, commences as interim National Director today.

  Frontier Services Board Chair Rev Gregor Henderson with Interim National Director Rev Alan White.




Alan has been in congregational ministry in a number of rural placements in Victoria, including as chair of the Goulburn Murray Presbytery.

He has been a member of the Standing Committee of both the Vic/Tas and NSW/ACT Synods and was the Chair of the ELM Reference Committee and is currently in his 10th year on the Placements Committee of the NSW ACT Synod. He has also been a Member of four Assemblies of the Uniting Church in Australia.

Meanwhile, the Uniting Church Assembly, the Federal Department of Health and Ageing and Frontier Services have agreed that a specialist entity is needed to manage and operate our aged care services, and as such the transition towards doing so is proceeding smoothly.

Frontier Services and the Uniting Church Assembly continue to maintain their commitment to the Frontier Services’ Patrol Ministry and the provision of associated community and pastoral services nationally.

Frontier Services would also like to acknowledge the magnificent support and guidance of another former President of the Uniting Church, Rev Dr Dean Drayton, throughout the transition process.

Acknowledgement of Country

Frontier Services acknowledges the sovereign First Peoples on whose lands and waters we live, meet, and work.

We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and to all descendants of these Nations who have cared for this place since Creation.