All of us
The Bible teaches that every person who believes in Jesus is a minister. That’s in Ephesians chapter 4 verse 12.
So that means that we’ve got a church that’s full of ministers!
We’re involved in everything from playing music through to leading small group Bible studies; from occasional preaching through to running kids’ programs; from visiting sick and elderly through to leading services; from cooking and cleaning through to maintenance and gardening. Everyone does everything, and we’re sure there’s something that everyone can be involved with.
Senior Minister – Jodie McNeill
Jodie is married to Mandy and has four children: Hugo (10), Oscar (14), Jemimah (18) and Liana (19).
As Senior Minister, Jodie is our main Bible teacher on Sundays, and he cares for us by praying for us, meeting up with us, and helping train us in how to live lives that honour God.
Jodie trained at Moore Theological College, and loves to carefully understand the Bible so he can teach it to us each week and help us know more about God and ourselves.
He loves meeting new people, and when you visit us, he’ll do his best to say “G’day” and share a cuppa with you. If you’d love to talk to him about how to follow Jesus, he’s always got time to chat.
Jodie enjoys reading, hiking, photography, playing and listening to music, ukuleles, watching movies that make him think, and trying to stand up on his longboard at ‘The Farm’ without injuring himself.
His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and you can phone him on +612 4231 9512.
Assistant Minister – Simon Chaplin
Simon is married to Amy, and they have three children: Liam (aged 8), Lily (aged 3), and Annabel (6 months).
Simon was serving at St Mark’s Malabar Anglican Church for nearly ten years, initially as a student minister, and then after that as the full-time assistant minister. During this time he did everything from youth and children’s ministry, occasional services, and ministry training, through to regular preaching.
After completing a science degree, Simon worked as an industrial chemist before doing a two-year MTS Ministry Training Apprenticeship at the University of New South Wales, prior to heading to Moore College for his four-year theology degree.
His email address is email@example.com and you can phone him on +612 4231 9514.
Personal Assistant to the Senior Minister – Valerie O’Regan
Valerie joined our staff team as Personal Assistant to the Senior Minister at the beginning of 2016, and if you need to know something about anything, she’s sure to be able to help.
In her spare time Valerie enjoys reading, binge-watching NETFLIX, spending time with friends (usually at the movies) and conversations with people that make her think or laugh, but mostly laugh!
She works in our office Mondays through to Fridays from around 10am to 3pm.
You can call her on +612 4231 9510 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Year 13 Student
‘Year 13’ is a Christian discipleship gap year for school leavers, designed to grow faith and knowledge of Jesus and prepare them for the future.
The program includes reading the entire Bible, undergoing theological training through completing subjects of a Diploma of Christian Studies and the experience of the challenges and joys of overseas mission through a month-long trip to Fiji.
Jemimah loves belonging to a community of teenagers who are passionate about Jesus and is excited to see how God works around the globe through the Fijian Mission trip.
Ultimately, through the Holy Spirit, she is growing in her understanding of God’s word so that when she has discussions with non-Christians, she can share what the Bible says and reflect it through her actions.
Jemimah is focusing on children and youth ministries by teaching SRE, leading at Kids’ Club, serving the young girls at Refuge and coordinating the kids’ program at our partner church, Jamberoo Anglican.
She can be contacted by email on email@example.com