Get To Know The Team

  • Bruce Clarke

    Senior Minister

    Bruce is responsible for leadership of the whole church; he works closely with the staff team and parish council to oversee the vision, strategy and ministry of St Matthews, and is heavily involved in preaching and teaching.

  • Scott Petty

    Senior Associate Minister

    Scott is responsible for assisting Bruce in the leadership of St Matthews; he also oversees the small group ministry across the church as well as the baptism ministry, preaching and writing, and is particularly involved in our 10am and 5pm congregations.

  • nathan campbell

    Night Church Minister

    Nathan is responsible for leading and pastoring our students and young workers who are part of the Night Church congregation. He is further responsible for coordinating our integration activities and runs the wedding ministry.

  • Naomi Ireland

    Family and Children's Minister

    Naomi is responsible for oversight of all our programs that involve children. This means she's involved in Sunday Kids Church, scripture teaching in our local primary school, and mid-week kids clubs. She also put on our spectacular Kids Holiday Club and Christmas Services.

  • Stu jansen

    Youth Minister

    Stu is responsible for leading our teenagers in our youth groups, FIX and Youthie. This involves big Friday nights, Sunday arvo small groups, a couple of killer camps, and one of the world's great leadership teams.


    Pastoral Care and 8am Minister

    Andrew coordinates pastoral care across St Matthews, helping us all express Jesus' love to anyone in need. He also has a special ministry focus with the 8am congregation.

  • David Nduwimana

    Music Minister

    David looks after our Sunday services, particularly focusing on developing the music and worship ministry.

  • Sozon Smith

    Women's Minister

    Sozon Smith is one of our women's ministers who together look after the women of St Matthews. Sozon has a special focus on the ladies at our 10am family service.

  • kelsey wilson

    Women's Minister

    Kelsey is one of our women's ministers who together look after the women of St Matthews. Kelsey has a special focus on our Night Church congregation.

  • Barry Hammond

    Barry is an honorary team member, who has a special focus on reading the Bible one to one with people. But he's also involved in lots of different ways across the life of St Matthews including Open Door and ESL ministries.

  • mark gilbert

    Mark is the Chaplain to the Freshwater Beach Community and Surf Life Saving Club. He provides pastoral care to those in these communities, and also helps and trains other Community Chaplains in the Northern Beaches region and throughout Sydney.

  • The Admin Team

    Our Central Services or admin team work to support all the ministry of St Matthews. Christina Franze (Business Manager) heads up the team and ensures that all the business of St Matthews operates smoothly. Viliam Mako (Property Manager) looks after the maintenance and work on our properties. Katie Smith is our stellar office manager, Michelle Rademeyer looks after rostering and children's ministry admin support, and PJ Fisher is our accountant.