Our Team

Fiona Reid

Dean of Residential Students (DRS)


Tiana Barenaba

Administration Assistant

Tiana joined the MRC team as the friendly face on Reception in November 2016, whilst studying Advanced Science at UNSW. Tiana has a passion for teaching people life skills, supporting and encouraging students on their individual journeys, and building genuine relationships.

These passions have led her to work in a variety of roles – as a Music Director of her own business conducting adult-age choirs and orchestras, as an Adventure Camp host teaching Australian and international students survival skills, archery and abseiling, and as Emergency Response personnel in the Rural Fire Service.

Tiana loves meeting new people and the ocean-related activities, and most weekends you will find her swimming miles from shore at a quiet beach in the middle of nowhere, spending time with her siblings or dancing around the kitchen singing into a spoon.

Tiana is delighted to be MRC’s Residential Administration Assistant and enjoys working alongside Mal in building and developing a sense of community for those who live here.


Sam Delfs

Residential Chaplain

Sam was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and moved to Sydney from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in July of 2017. He has a bachelor’s degree in human movement/ exercise science and is currently getting his Master of Divinity at Morling. Sam has worked as a personal trainer/nutrition, strength and conditioning coach for about 7 years, worked as a sport chaplain at a university back home for about two years, and is currently serving as a “student pastor” at Macquarie Baptist Church as he continues in his theological training and equipping. 
Sam loves the sun, sport and exercise, books, good music, and life chats over a good cup of coffee or sushi roll. His consuming passion is to love and serve Christ more fully, to bring Him glory in all things, and to help others do the same by experiencing the transformative power of the Gospel.
It is such a great honour and joy to have this opportunity to serve as part of the Morling community in the work of the Kingdom. I’m pumped!