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.
Michael Strong – Seniors Pastoral Carer
“There is no mountain big enough for seniors”. Mike Strong brings to the role of Seniors Pastoral Carer a background on Lifeline phones and recent training in Pastoral Counselling. Now that he has reached the 75th year himself he can identify with seniors personally. Seniors bring wisdom to others that is greatly valued. This wisdom generates caring that he wants to tap into.
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