Our Leadership & Team
We are a team who are passionate about one main thing, making much of Jesus Christ.
Lead Pastor for Vision and Preaching
Duane is responsible for the overall vision and direction of North Coast Church as it is set out in the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is our primary preacher, teacher and evangelist, and as such is responsible for the proclamation of the gospel through all Scripture at North Coast. Other than the Lord Jesus and everything to do with Him, Duane loves his wife, his kids, and playing in the ocean.
Lead Pastor for Vision Implementation and Ministry Oversight
Matt is responsible for the implementation of the vision and direction of North Coast Church as it is set out in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Although he also has a role in the preaching, teaching and vision of North Coast, his primary task is to oversee implementation across the whole church. He “puts feet to the dream” by giving more immediate oversight to organization, planning, development, staffing, coordination, direction and evaluation of all ministries of the church.
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!
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 (Connect)
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 (Care), Maintenance Coordinator
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.
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.
Associate Magnification Pastor (Music)
Cam was in the construction industry as a carpenter and ceiling fixer until early 2018. He is currently working for North Coast Church part-time as the Associate Magnification Pastor, and studying full time at Trinity Theological College. Cam has been involved in leading music at churches and conferences around the country for the last ten years, and now takes great joy in leading our church in worship and coordinating our music teams.
Cam is married to his wife Rachel, and you can usually see the rest of the Bargerbos tribe – Ruby, Daniel and Mayah – running around after church and pinching all the biscuits. they are expecting their fourth child in early March 2019.
Women’s Ministry Co-ordinator, 'Executive Assistant to Matt Malcolm and Duane Olivier
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.
5pm Focus Pastor
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.
Rachelle van Zijl
Children’s Ministry Pastor
Rachelle’s desire is for kids to know Jesus as their saviour and friend. She is responsible, alongside her husband, Al, for overseeing and coordinating the children’s ministry. Rachelle is also a second year apprentice with the campus ministry at ECU (The Gospel Stand) where she enjoys meeting up with women to read the bible and grow in their love for Jesus together.
Al Van Zijl
Children’s Ministry Pastor
Al is responsible for making sure that kids are shown the unrivalled worth of Jesus. This is the best job ever, he gets to tell kids about the person he loves most. He also thinks kids are the best because they’re so enthusiastic about discovering and understanding anything new and they won’t hold back speaking their minds. Al is married to Rachelle and still can’t believe she said yes to him. He believes he has the best of both worlds, he shares the job he loves with the woman he loves. In his spare time he loves playing guitar, spending time with mates, drinking a quality coffee, playing tennis, watching basketball, reading, and watching flicks with his wife.
Sunday Logistics Co-ordinator
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 2018.
In his first year as a ministry apprentice, Kieran is discovering what it means to serve God in full time ministry. He is working under Joe Wilson and Brendan Hurley, our Youth and Missions pastors and is excited to see the work God is doing in the young members of our church community as well as in the hearts of those who don’t yet know Him. He has moved from working as a Primary School teacher to a ministry apprenticeship and is keen to see where his place is in serving God’s kingdom. Kieran loves reading, writing, board games and exploring Perth and beyond with his wife, Tallie.
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.
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!
Part-time Office Administrator
Jacinta provides administrative assistance wherever needed and cheerfully answers the doorbell most mornings at the office. She feels privileged to use her time serving God through serving others. Unable to escape her Singaporean roots, Jacinta is a real foodie and enjoys trying new food establishments with her husband and son.