Paul Chalson

Paul is a Uniting Church minister who has previously ministered in congregations in Sydney, Tasmania and Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula before coming to minister with Canberra City and To e Talatalanoa congregations. He is passionate about a number of  things but has special interest in the church discovering new ways of being church and worshipping; in caring for our planet and responding to the challenge of climate change; and in engaging cross culturally as a church and a community.

Paul is married to Betty and together they have 2 adult children. He’s a cyclist and musician who also engages occasionally in bushwalking, kayaking and photography.

Miriam Parker-Lacey

Rev Miriam Parker-Lacey part of the ministry team at Canberra City Uniting Church. The focus of her ministry is in the broader community, engaging with university students and those on the fringe of the church. She offers students spiritual guidance and pastoral care and understands the importance of mental wellbeing for this group. Rev Miriam also shares in the leadership of City@Night services.


In her previous ministry role, Rev Miriam was a hospital chaplain, working in the area of mental health for 12 years in Western Sydney. She continues to run mental health first aid training and raise awareness of mental health concerns. Miriam and her partner have three school-aged children and two dogs. Her passions are camping and building things from scrap material.