Meet the Team.
Dirk van Doorene – Minister of the Word
Dirk has been in placement at St Matthew’s since December 2011. His primary responsibilities are leading the congregation in worship, supporting the ministry team, developing and implementing mission strategy with volunteers and facilitating pastoral care. His previous placement was as a school Chaplain.
Chris Eagles – Families and Youth Pastor
Chris has been employed at St Matthew’s since November 2011. He co-ordinates and supports the ministries involving families with children, youth and young adults. Chris has a passion for communicating the Bible’s teachings and encouraging young people to discover the love and grace of God. Chris believes youth and children’s ministry exists not to supplant the role of the family but to support it wherever possible. He has previous experience in youth ministry and school chaplaincy.
Ross Mackay – Supply Minister Seniors
Ross began his short-term ministry to seniors in mid-October and will be in this role until end January and possibly longer as we search for a long-term replacement for Rahna.. He is involved mostly with senior people. He seeks to provide assistance through pastoral care visits; giving support and comfort to our seniors when required, especially in times of grief and loss. He is also attentive to our various events for seniors and seeks to bring people to a closer relationship with Jesus. His previous experience at St Matthews has been as supply minister and as a pastoral care worker.
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