Our Leadership & Team
We are a team who are passionate about one main thing, making much of Jesus Christ.
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.
Associate Lead Pastor
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!
Ministry Coordinator & Acting Business Manager
As Ministry Coordinator, Gemma is responsible for overseeing the recruitment, training and encouragement of volunteers to serve together effectively at North Coast Church, using their gifts to build up the body of Christ. As the Acting Business Manager, Gemma is responsible for overseeing North Coast Church’s legal, property and financial matters with the support of the Ministry Support Council. In addition to having a heart for Jesus and people, Gemma also loves her husband, Willie, and their dog, Hazel.
Paul is responsible for building our membership at North Coast, which means he helps 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 serving and caring as members of each other.
Paul is married to Natalie, has three kids, 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
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.
ECU Joondalup Campus Partner
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.
Associate Youth Pastor (Self-Funded) and Sunday Logistic Coordinator
As an Associate Youth Pastor at North Coast Church, Hennie aims to bring the youth to Jesus through fun and engaged gospel relationships. When he’s not busy at youth, he loves his footy and the outdoors. His goal for 2020 is to become fit for full time paid ministry and growth in understanding grace more practically.
5pm Focus Pastor
Dan has been involved in ministry both full and part time capacities for the past 10 years. He is currently working for North Coast Church part-time as the 5 PM Focus Pastor, and working as a coach in the fitness industry. Dan has been involved in leading music, youth ministries and preaching in churches and other gatherings around South Africa and recently Australia for the last 12 years. He now has responsibility of the 5 PM service and enjoys the privilege of focussing the community around God’s Word, His worship and the fellowship of His people.
Dan’s crew is made up of his wife, Kirsty and his 2 minions Sophie and Evan.
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!
Carol counts it an honour and a privilege to provide administrative assistance to the ministry teams to help them achieve their goals and in some small way be contributing to the furthering of the gospel. She is Paul’s wife, Gemma and Jordan’s mother and Willie’s mother-in-law.
AV & IT Volunteer
I volunteer two days a week at the church focusing on all things related to audio and visuals on Sunday.
The rest of the week I teach Robotics engineering to year 7-10s at Alkimos Baptist College.
Account Name: MTS Stuart Howard
Account number: 294762114
Young Adults Intern
Account Name: Kieran Nish
Account number: 307108809
God has given me a heart for people worldwide who have not yet properly heard the gospel. I hope to serve overseas in ministry to unreached people groups in the future. The apprenticeship will equip me to serve in almost any evangelical church-planting team.
I’m praying the Lord will enable me to be a faithful Bible teacher to preach His message to myself and others. The apprenticeship gives the opportunity to be trained in word-based discipleship, including one-to-one studies, small group studies, and ministry to different age groups and cultures.
My family moved from Singapore to Perth when I was eight years old. I have two fluffy ragdoll cats. When I’m free, I enjoy jogging, hiking, motorbiking, Pilates, or catching up over coffee.
Account Name: Hwin Loy
Account number: 417997563
Alex used to be in the IT business world; now he works as a Pastoral Carer in aged care. He is married to Esther, has 6 children, 2 grandchild and 1 dog. Alex says that the reality of what Jesus did for him has fundamentally changed his life and what he wants to do with his time.
Paul loves the gospel and can’t wait to talk about how good Jesus is to people. He is married to Jing and together, they have been active in church life for a few years. Paul is undertaking a ministry internship to gain vital skills he hopes to use when he and Jing look to move up to Derby to minister with Kingdom Aviation. The gospel has radically changed his life and he longs to be an instrument used by God so that others lives are changed by the gospel as well. He enjoys reading the Bible with others, smoking meat and flying.
Account Name: Paul Marais
Account number: 204511371