Ben is in his 2nd year at Queensland Theological College and joined the team at MPC in 2023 as a student minister. He is married to Naomi, and they have 1 child (Abby – 2) and 1 on the way. Ben loves Motorsport (particularly Supercars), camping with the family and just chilling on the couch watching TV.
Owen and Sarah staff our office Monday to Friday, and is often them you’ll hear from if you’ve volunteered to help out with something or you’re on a roster.
Simone and Kevin and their four children have worshipped at MPC since 2009. Simone has been a mum, teacher, chaplain, and teacher aide throughout her life. She thinks kids are awesome and loves spending time with them, sharing Jesus with them and encouraging families in their walk with Him. Simone loves keeping active by walking, loves having a chat, and is always ready to have a laugh. Simone leads Kid’s Ministry at the 10.30am service and thinks this is a real privilege.
Dana loves having a good chat with kids and thinks they are great fun. She loves people and hearing their story and thinks it’s a great privilege to encourage families in their love of Jesus and the Bible. She is wife to Brendon and mother of two children. Dana has always had a keen interest in cross cultural work. In her spare time she enjoys sewing, bush walks and a bit of kayaking. Dana facilitates Kids ministry at the 8.30am service.
Luke is in his 4th year at Queensland Theological College and is a student minister at Mitchelton Presbyterian Church in Brisbane. He is married to Liz, and they have 3 kids (Imogen – 5, Henry – 2 & Anna 10 months). Luke loves the North QLD Cowboys, Coffee, Golf and a well manicured lawn.
Sam has just recently joined the ministry team in 2022. After four years of study at the Queensland Theological College, Sam is co-ordinating our MPC Youth program and 5pm service. Sam loves a good laugh, going to live sporting matches, eating hot chips, reading books on theology, and talking about our union with Christ! Sam is married to Bek, and they have just begun navigating parent life with their new-born daughter Ava.
Doug and his wife Marike have three young sons and a kind princess. With almost 30 years experience in church ministry, they moved from South Africa in January 2018. They’ve been loving the sunshine and hospitality of Queensland ever since, though Doug’s still trying to figure out the rules to AFL. Doug believes ‘If you enjoy doing something, it’s worth doing badly’, and so he paints and sings! Doug enjoys hanging out with people, hearing their stories, and the challenge of explaining the good news about Jesus correctly, clearly and courageously.
Hamish was very happy to take up the invitation to move to Queensland and head up the ministry team at MPC. He is married to Jo and they have three adult kids. Hamish enjoys bikes (mountain), brews (caffeinated and the ale variety) and barbels (not too heavy). To relax Hamish likes cooking non-vegetarian meals, brewing beer and brushing up on bike skills (and spills). Although Hamish and Jo have lived by the coast for the past 25 years the move to Brisbane is proving to be a blast.