Jericho Road is the mercy ministry arm of the Presbyterian Church in NSW and the ACT.Formally known as ‘Presbyterian Social Services’, we work with and for the Presbyterian Church to demonstrate the character of God by providing fresh hope and care for those who are in need, in a way that seeks justice, shows mercy, and makes Jesus known.

Our vision is to provide high quality and distinctively Christian care to all those in the community who are most vulnerable and who would otherwise be isolated from support.

The way we do this works in two ways:

  1. We run a number of programs and services that provide care and support directly to those in need. Churches and individuals partner with us in these ministries through prayer, financial support and volunteering.
  2. We also love to partner with churches who are seeking to meet a local need. We work to assist and support congregations to run justice and mercy ministries to reach the people around them in effective and sustainable ways.

Just think of the Samaritan on the road to Jericho.

Just one man.
Not an important man.

Not a huge organisation with a complex plan of action to help all the needy in the world.

But a man who had mercy on one who others had walked past.
A man who took care of someone who otherwise would have had no care.

The road to Jericho was a place of great risk, great vulnerability – there were thieves and robbers and many things that could go wrong… and it was a place where Jesus spoke of great mercy and he himself demonstrated great mercy to those in need, both physically and spiritually. These are the stories that shape what we do here and now as Jericho Road.

1.

On Jericho Road, a man fell among thieves, was beaten, robbed and left half dead. A Levite and a priest passed him by, on the other side. People you would think should stop, look and help. But they had bigger fish to fry. Finally, a certain Samaritan had compassion, took the poor stranger to an inn, and saw to his care. Not just first aid on the roadside, payment for his wellbeing until he was well… a generous helping hand in a time of need.

2.

On another occasion, Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, when they came upon “blind Bartimaeus...[who] sat by the highway side begging.” As this blind man sat by the wayside, on Jericho Road, he heard about Jesus and cried out persistently. Jesus called to him, restored his vision, and then he saw Jesus. Not just mercy for those inflicted with the consequences of a sinful world, but the word of life for eternal salvation.

3.

And finally, it was on the road to Jericho that Zacchaeus, who was an outcast “climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.” He too had already heard about Jesus, but now he desired to see Jesus. This lost sinner, climbed that tree to see Jesus, on the road to Jericho.

Elizabeth McClean

Chief Executive Officer

Liz has been the CEO of Jericho Road since 2014, having joined the team in 2003. She has a background in industrial relations and organisational behaviour, quality and safety, and the finance sector. Liz is passionate about justice and mercy ministries and encouraging others to show the love of God in personal, practical and generous ways.

Terry Georgeson

Conduct Protocol Unit

Terry joined the team in 2022 as the Director of the Conduct Protocol Unit. As someone with years of experience working with children and adults in various roles, Terry is passionate about equipping churches to protect and support all people. She has experience providing organisations with training in the Child Safe Standards.

Jonathan Flick

Finance & Operations

Jonathan is the Director of Finance and Operations for Jericho Road. He joined the team in April 2019, seeing the role as an opportunity to use his experience in the finance sector in a fulfilling and purposeful way. Jonathan manages the financial and operational aspects of Jericho Road's various ministries, ensuring that our services and programs continue to run smoothly.

Taryn Clausing

Counselling

Taryn started as Coordinator of the Presbyterian Counselling Service in 2022. Her role is to facilitate quality care and support to local churches, individuals and families connected to the Presbyterian Church who are in need of professional counselling or similar services.

Jon Flood

Partner Ministries

Jon has been with Jericho Road since 2013 in different roles. In 2021, he started in the role of Director of Partner Ministries, and feels privileged to serve in this capacity. Jon works to grow and strengthen our partnerships with churches, individuals and the community. He loves churches and seeing how God works through his people to serve those in need and make Jesus known.

Joseph Park

Chaplaincy

Joseph leads the Chaplaincy team as our Senior Chaplain. He oversees our chaplains serving in hospitals, prisons and emergency services across NSW. He also coordinates and provides chaplaincy training in partnership with Christ College. Joseph began at Jericho Road as a chaplain at St Vincent's Hospital in 2015, and in 2022 took on his current role.

Jason Forbes

Disability Advocacy

Jason joined the team in April 2013 as our Disability Advocate. This role involves encouraging churches to be more inclusive of people with disabilities and equipping them to do that. Jason lives with Cerebral Palsy which effects his speech and overall movement. He is an ordained Presbyterian minister and his theological studies included completing a Masters of Theology.

Bernadette Reyes

Early Childhood Services

Bernadette has been Jericho Road's Early Childhood Services Manager since 2018. She supports and provides oversight for our various preschools, long daycare centres and OOSH services across NSW. Bernadette has a passion for seeing children and their families flourish. She is also the Director of Tregear Presbyterian Preschool.

Jericho Road is the mercy ministry arm of the Presbyterian Church in NSW and the ACT.

Formally known as 'Presbyterian Social Services', we work with and for the Presbyterian Church to demonstrate the character of God by providing fresh hope and care for those who are in need, in a way that seeks justice, shows mercy, and makes Jesus known.

Our vision is to provide high quality and distinctively Christian care to all those in the community who are most vulnerable and who would otherwise be isolated from support.

The way we do this works in two ways:

  1. We run a number of programs and services that provide care and support directly to those in need. Churches and individuals partner with us in these ministries through prayer, financial support and volunteering.
  2. We also love to partner with churches who are seeking to meet a local need. We work to assist and support congregations to run justice and mercy ministries to reach the people around them in effective and sustainable ways.

Just think of the Samaritan on the road to Jericho.

Just one man.
Not an important man.

Not a huge organisation with a complex plan of action to help all the needy in the world.

But a man who had mercy on one who others had walked past.
A man who took care of someone who otherwise would have had no care.

The road to Jericho was a place of great risk, great vulnerability - there were thieves and robbers and many things that could go wrong… and it was a place where Jesus spoke of great mercy and he himself demonstrated great mercy to those in need, both physically and spiritually. These are the stories that shape what we do here and now as Jericho Road.

 

On Jericho Road, a man fell among thieves, was beaten, robbed and left half dead. A Levite and a priest passed him by, on the other side. People you would think should stop, look and help. But they had bigger fish to fry. Finally, a certain Samaritan had compassion, took the poor stranger to an inn, and saw to his care. Not just first aid on the roadside, payment for his wellbeing until he was well… a generous helping hand in a time of need.

On another occasion, Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, when they came upon “blind Bartimaeus...[who] sat by the highway side begging.” As this blind man sat by the wayside, on Jericho Road, he heard about Jesus and cried out persistently. Jesus called to him, restored his vision, and then he saw Jesus. Not just mercy for those inflicted with the consequences of a sinful world, but the word of life for eternal salvation.


And finally, it was on the road to Jericho that Zacchaeus, who was an outcast “climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.” He too had already heard about Jesus, but now he desired to see Jesus. This lost sinner, climbed that tree to see Jesus, on the road to Jericho.

Elizabeth McClean

Chief Executive Officer

Liz has been the CEO of Jericho Road since 2014, having joined the team in 2003. She has a background in industrial relations and organisational behaviour, quality and safety, and the finance sector. Liz is passionate about justice and mercy ministries and encouraging others to show the love of God in personal, practical and generous ways.

Terry Georgeson

Conduct Protocol Unit

Terry joined the team in 2022 as the Director of the Conduct Protocol Unit. As someone with years of experience working with children and adults in various roles, Terry is passionate about equipping churches to protect and support all people. She has experience providing organisations with training in the Child Safe Standards.

Jonathan Flick

Finance & Operations

Jonathan is the Director of Finance and Operations for Jericho Road. He joined the team in April 2019, seeing the role as an opportunity to use his experience in the finance sector in a fulfilling and purposeful way. Jonathan manages the financial and operational aspects of Jericho Road's various ministries, ensuring that our services and programs continue to run smoothly.

Taryn Clausing

Counselling

Taryn started as Coordinator of the Presbyterian Counselling Service in 2022. Her role is to facilitate quality care and support to local churches, individuals and families connected to the Presbyterian Church who are in need of professional counselling or similar services.

Jon Flood

Partner Ministries

Jon has been with Jericho Road since 2013 in different roles. In 2021, he started in the role of Director of Partner Ministries, and feels privileged to serve in this capacity. Jon works to grow and strengthen our partnerships with churches, individuals and the community. He loves churches and seeing how God works through his people to serve those in need and make Jesus known.

Joseph Park

Chaplaincy

Joseph leads the Chaplaincy team as our Senior Chaplain. He oversees our chaplains serving in hospitals, prisons and emergency services across NSW. He also coordinates and provides chaplaincy training in partnership with Christ College. Joseph began at Jericho Road as a chaplain at St Vincent's Hospital in 2015, and in 2022 took on his current role.

Jason Forbes

Disability Advocacy

Jason joined the team in April 2013 as our Disability Advocate. This role involves encouraging churches to be more inclusive of people with disabilities and equipping them to do that. Jason lives with Cerebral Palsy which effects his speech and overall movement. He is an ordained Presbyterian minister and his theological studies included completing a Masters of Theology.

Bernadette Reyes

Early Childhood Services

Bernadette has been Jericho Road's Early Childhood Services Manager since 2018. She supports and provides oversight for our various preschools, long daycare centres and OOSH services across NSW. Bernadette has a passion for seeing children and their families flourish. She is also the Director of Tregear Presbyterian Preschool.