Leadership Team

St Michael's staff team 2024

Our Staff Team

Some of our staff members are portfolio (working with specific people according to ministry) others are ‘pastoral’ (working with people according to congregations). Click the profiles below for contact information!

Senior Minister

Mark

Mark is responsible for overseeing the ministry of St Michael's and particularly pastors the 8am & 7pm congregations.

Mark is responsible for overseeing the ministry of St Michael's and loves seeing people discovering the depths of Jesus' love. Originally from Sydney, he’s had the privilege of serving Jesus in both city and country, in Australia and overseas. Married to Anna, they are blessed with 5 children (several of them are now adults).
Community Pastor

Mitch

Mitch is our community pastor, focusing on Engaging our community with sacrificial love and Evangelising the lost with the gospel of Jesus.

Mitch loves that Jesus is real, Jesus is for everyone, and that knowing Jesus changes everything. Mitch wants everyone to see how good it is to know Jesus. Although aspiring to be a pastor who also solves crimes, Mitch delights to know that Jesus has solved our biggest problem, sin, through his death and resurrection. Mitch is married to Skye, and has three youngish children.
Ministry Trainee

Justin

Justin is a Ministry apprentice, learning and growing under Mitch, focusing in the areas of Engage and Evangelise.

Justin originally hails from Dubbo, but has been in Wollongong and St Michaels for the last little while. Aside from Jesus, he loves motorbike riding and combat sports.
Children's Minister

Meaghan

Meaghan directs and leads the ministry team for Children (under 12s).

A former preschool teacher and the third of six children, Meaghan is at home in the joy and chaos of Children’s Ministry and passionate about walking alongside young children as they discover more and more about their gracious God together. She also loves to play soccer and design and create event florals.
Admin Assistant (PT)

Jodie

Jodie assists with administration.

Jodie is married to John and has two daughters. She’s passionate about serving the parish in her role and using it as a ministry opportunity to the community. She loves spending quality time with friends and family over coffee and being involved in the 9:45 am service at St Michael’s.
Senior Assistant Minister

Liam

Liam pastors the 10am and 5pm congregations.

Liam pastors the 10am and 5pm services. Married to Liz, with four kids, Liam loves soccer and looks forward to the new creation.
Youth Minister

Matt

Matt directs and leads the ministry team for Youth (12-18s).

After a few years doing ministry in Western Sydney, Matt and his wife have returned to St Michael's where Matt did his training. He's excited to see Youth ministry continue to grow and flourish.
Student Minister

Jess

Jess is a student minister and serves at 9:45am & 11:30am.

Jess loves spending time with people, outdoors in God’s amazing creation, or cooking tasty food to share. Married to Hosea, they live in Bellambi and enjoy being involved in their community and having people over in their home for a meal.
Communications Director (PT)

Lauren

Lauren oversees our internal and external Communications requirements.

Lauren loves being part of the church family at St Michael’s along with her husband, Dave, and their 2 children. She loves running, singing, anything French, reading, crochet and flat whites.
Assistant Minister

Stacey

Stacey pastors the 8am, 9:45am and 7pm congregations, and coordinates serving across the church.

Stacey has been a follower of Jesus for as long as she can remember, and is thankful for the opportunity to be involved in discipling others at St Michael’s. Her main focus is on ministry training and the ‘Equipping’ aspect of our discipleship pathway. Stacey and her husband Mark moved to Wollongong with three pre-schoolers, but are somehow now the parents of four adults.
Assistant Minister

Hosea

Hosea is an Assistant Minister and pastors the 9:45am and 11:30am congregations.

Hosea grew up in a Christian family in South-west Sydney, and first came to Christ in a refugee camp leaving Cambodia.
Parish Administrator

Catriona

Catriona manages the administration team, and assists the Wardens looking after property matters.

Catriona has lived in the Gong and attended St Michael’s since 2013. She attends the 9:45 service with her husband, Jonno, and their young kids. She has a background in Exercise Science and Research, and uses her varied skills to support the running of the church so that the disciples of Jesus would grow.
Admin Assistant (PT)

Nicole

Nicole assists with administration and communications.

Nicole attends the 5pm congregation with her husband Pete and their 4 kids. She loves the diverse opportunities to serve the St Michael's community and staff in her role in the office! You might catch her soaking up God's creation in the garden, the ocean, or on a bushwalk.
2024 St Michael's Parish Council members
The Wardens have the oversight of church property and the trusteeship of all monies held by St Michael’s. Parish Council meets monthly and deals with church property, finance, and administrative matters. In addition, the Senior Minister confers with the Parish Councillors in the initiation, conduct & development of church work; and they consult on projects affecting the interests of the parish generally. Parish Councillors and Wardens are elected each year at an Annual General Meeting where all are welcome to attend.