Our Ministry Team
LEAD PASTOR, MAGNIFICATION & MATURITY PASTOR
Matt is responsible for the overall vision and direction of North Coast Church as it is set out in the gospel of Jesus Christ. He oversees the coaching, training and discipleship of all ministry staff and the implementation of our vision across all our ministries. He also oversees our Sunday gatherings and Christian maturity. Matt loves his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, his wife Kinny, his three children; Kate, Sam and Lucy and anything that gets things done!
SENIOR PREACHING PASTOR, MISSION PASTOR
Duane is responsible for the proclamation of the gospel through all Scripture at North Coast. He is our primary preacher, teacher and evangelist. Other than the Lord Jesus and everything to do with Him, Duane loves his wife, his kids, and playing in the ocean.
MINISTRY & CHILDREN’S PASTOR
Brendan longs to see God’s people serving joyfully and confidently in their sweet spot. He is responsible for all the recruiting and training at North Coast. He also oversees our children’s ministries and our admin staff. Brendan is so blessed to know Jesus. God has also given him, his beautiful wife Laura, and his future male model sons Ethan & Jake. Brendan is always up for a quick 9 holes of golf, if you want a game.
Joe is passionate about telling youth the good news of Jesus. He wants to see youth ruthlessly putting their sin to death so that they can see who they are in Jesus Christ. He is married to Victoria, and has two children, Isla, and Theo.
Dave is responsible for building our membership at church, which means he helps integrate people into our community right from their beginning as newcomers through to helping people become active members who serve and care for others. Dave loves playing the drums, is married to Nicolie and they have five children.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP PASTOR
Paul’s role is to help us all express our fellowship in Christ by nurturing a community where newcomers are intentionally welcomed, connected to and integrated into the life of our church. Paul is married to Natalie, has one beautiful daughter, and loves fig jam on toast and a good game of cricket if he gets the chance.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP PASTOR
Henry is married to Helen and they have three married children and six grandchildren. Having come from Ireland as a six year old Henry was brought up in a Christian home here in Perth, but he didn’t become a true follower of Jesus till he was 33 years of age.
He has a background in the printing trade spending 22 years at the Government Printing Office, mainly as a proof reader. After studying at Trinity Theological College later in life, he entered full time ministry in 2002 as the sole Pastor of a country Baptist Church in the south of WA. Since returning to Perth in 2011 he has been in mainly part-time Pastoral Care roles. Henry loves to visit people and listen to their stories as well as share something of his own story of God’s grace in his life.
ASSOCIATE MAGNIFICATION PASTOR
Bio coming soon…
ASSOCIATE MATURITY PASTOR
AJ is responsible for making sure the women of our church are trained and equipped to disciple others, preparing them for mission and providing opportunities for them to grow and evangelise. AJ loves getting into a good book, playing with her dog, and hanging out with her husband.
Ewen’s sole job is to turn an entire university campus to Christ by leading students and volunteers together in preaching the gospel publicly. His favourite place in the world is right next to his wife.
CREATIVE MEDIA AND DESIGN
Laura works to ensure our church’s message is heard, and uses creative, digital, print and social media to proclaim Jesus at North Coast Church. Laura is married to Brendan, and together they love coffee, date nights, and spending time with their crazy-cute son.
Dave’s role as a Ministry Apprentice is to learn under the ministry team how ministry works in practice. He enjoys watching sport and will take any chance he can get to play basketball.
As a first year apprentice Rachelle is excited to see what it is like to serve in different areas of ministry within the church and at the ECU campus. Learning how to build up women through the The Gospel stand is something that she looks forward to. It’s going to be a big year with lots of changes, between moving from OT to a ministry apprenticeship, becoming a “northie”, a wife and joining a new church family, but knowing that Jesus has been her strength many a time before will help her to depend on him for 2017.
As an apprentice at North Coast Church, Hendon (Hennie) aims to explore, embrace and be energized by the work of God. When he’s not busy at youth, he loves to chat about the classic Aussie favourites, Footy and Cricket. One2Ones, kids ministry and devotional service in Church are his goals for 2017.
As an apprentice I want to see what it takes to work in full-time ministry, to have a go at the various ministries that are a part of North Coast Church, and to serve the Church in general. In my free time I read, spend time gaming or programming on my computer.
Al Van Zijl
Bio coming soon
BOOKEEPER & ADMINISTRATOR
Ameetha has been working at North Coast Church for the past 5 years providing administrative assistance to the ministry support council and ministry teams at the same time managing the church finances . She’s grateful to God for giving her the opportunity to be part of a beautiful church family who are always there to support her in every aspect of life, from spiritual growth to keeping her calories down!