About Us


The Centre for Ministry Development (CMD), as a Centre of Moore College,  recognizes the honour that ministry is, the extraordinary strengths of those called to it, and the need for input in order to function at higher levels.

CMD provides theologically informed

  • personal assistance
  • tailored programs and services
  • experienced facilitators
  • evidence based best practise
  • lifelong reflective development support

So no matter where you are in your ministry journey, CMD is here to assist you to further develop.  (Click here for information on what we offer:  My Development )

Centre for Ministry Development to focus on Clergy needs

Moore College’s Centre for Ministry Development (CMD) has recognised the need to more deeply research the development needs of clergy and has released its founding Director, Archie Poulos, from the Directorship in order to undertake this research…” – Read the full story at the Moore College website .

About our Staff

All CMD consultants and mentors undergo a strict recruitment and induction policy overseen by Moore College.

Archie Poulos


The CMD is headed by Director Archie Poulos, who is also the Head of Ministry Department at Moore College.


Peter Mayrick

Acting Co-Director

After a career in Senior Business Management, Peter joined the CMD in 2012 to support and coach Pastors as they lead churches in Christ's mission.


Peter Hayward

Acting Co-Director

Peter is Bishop of Wollongong and has a depth of experience in Parish life and leading churches. We are very pleased that he is acting co-Director whilst Archie is on study leave.


Helene Tyas

Executive Assistant

Helene is the highly competent administrator and hub of the CMD Team. Helene is also the registrar for all CMD functions.


Kirsty Bucknell


Kirsty provides the CMD with the capability to adapt well tested professional analytical tools to assist ministers with change management, organisational culture and leadership development. 


Peter Cheel


Peter has a strong background as a Senior HR leader of large organisations and is also an accredited Executive Coach for Senior Executives.


Rick Smith


Rick has a wealth of experience as Senior Pastor in established churches and church planting right across the Sydney Diocese.


Jillian Fulcher


Jill plays a key role in supporting pastors' development, including the professional debriefing of CMD's 360 feedback and psychometric tools.


Raj Gupta


Raj is the Lead Pastor of Toongabbie Anglican Church, and has completed a Doctor of Ministry (Leadership) at TEDs. He has been a Mission Area Leader since 2010, and is acutely aware of the challenges of Gospel Growth, and is involved in the training of new ministers with CMD.