The spiritual direction and leadership of The Billabong is the responsibility of our voluntary leadership team, along with our Minister, Revd. Luke Williams. The Leadership Team are responsible for overseeing the pastoral care, teaching, training and missional initiatives of the church community as well as the practical areas of finance, property and administration. They, along with other ministry leaders, work with Luke to ensure our large gatherings (Celebrations), smaller gatherings (small groups and life communities) and programs and activities are each contributing to the church living out it's vision: to be a thriving family, transforming communities with Jesus.
If you would like to know more about the leadership structure of our congregation or the Uniting Church, please call or email Luke - 9455 6474 (church office) or firstname.lastname@example.org
The ministry of our church is led by the Leadership Team, made up of our Minister, ministry workers and volunteer leaders.
Minister: Luke Williams
Minister in Training: Samuel Annan
Youth & Children: Cameron Harries
Leaders: Sarah Sheehy, Yoy Alberastine, Andrew Hunter
Governance & Policy is handled by our board.
Dean David (Chair)
Greg Mueller (Secretary)
Liam Salter (Treasurer)
Luke and his wife Kerin have a heart to see all Christians living as and making devoted disciples of Jesus. Luke began his placement as a Minister at The Billabong in February 2013 after interning at the church. He and Kerin were married in September of that year, and Kerin now helps lead the playgroup at The Billabong. They have three children, Micah, Josiah, and Abigail.
Cameron Harries is our Children’s and Youth Support Worker. He also teaches music at a number of our local schools.
Nicole Sampson is the Church Administrator. Nicole is married to Darren and they have one adult son, Clayton. Nicole is a long-time member of The Billabong and has a heart for people, serving on many committees, in church camps, and other fellowship groups.
Kimberley Edwards is our Facilities Manager. She is married to Brett and they have one daughter, April. Kimberley enjoys the varying jobs her role provides, particularly the opportunity to meet and serve members from the local community.