Pastor Michael Marklew
Michael is passionate about seeing God’s grace transform every part of our lives through gospel shaped ministry. Michael is married to Alison and together they have three highly energetic children! For almost two decades before entering full time paid ministry, Michael was the owner of a telecommunications company, founded whilst he was studying Computer Science at the University of Newcastle. Michael enjoys being able to undertake the tasks of preaching, youth work and pastoral care within the church. Many years of experience with technology have seen Michael improve communication and management across the churches staff team and congregations.
Ministry Assistant (Children)
Alison loves Jesus and enjoys energetic worship. Alison is married to Michael and together they have three highly energetic children! Alison is gifted in teaching both children and youth, and hopes that every young person in our church would grow up with Jesus at the centre of their life. Alison can usually be found accomodating the needs of new families, leading Breeze Kidz, or cooking up a storm in the church kitchen.
Ministry Assistant (Youth & Young Adults)
Harry has a desire to see people of all ages grow in their knowledge and love of God, through both word and song. Harry is first qualified as an online media specialist, having studied a Bachelor of Information Technology in Digital Media and Entertainment at the University of Newcastle. Harry has also been trained in youth and student ministry through Next Gen Conference (Katoomba Christian Conventions) and National Training Event (Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students). Harry hopes to complete a Master of Divinity over the next few years. Harry can often be found leading the music team at the 10:00 AM service on Sunday mornings, or leading the young adults small group from 7:00 PM on Tuesday nights during the university semester.
Minister (Pastoral Care)
Peter has a strong calling to pastoral care and social justice. Peter is married to Yvonne and together they have been members of St Paul’s for almost four decades! Peter and Yvonne have four adult children who have provided them with nine wonderful grandchildren. Peter worked with both the NSW Police Force (Northern and Western Regions) and BHP for over thirty years before retiring from the workforce in Stockton. Peter is excited by the ongoing growth in our church and can usually be found providing pastoral care after any of our Sunday services.
Stephen is married to Lynette and can usually be found assisting at both the 7:30 AM & 10:00 AM services on Sunday mornings.