Kirk is married to Simone and has four active boys. He became our Pastor at Everton Park in 2017, after almost 10 years as a minister in Sydney. Kirk is passionate about what God has done for him in Christ and loves seeing others discover Jesus and grow.
Before becoming a Pastor Kirk was a primary school teacher, working on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane. Kirk's family moved around in his childhood - Vanuatu, Kenya, Wollongong, Auckland - and with a Dutch father and Canadian mother, he enjoys meeting people from other places.
In his spare time Kirk loves hitting a cricket ball in the back yard with his boys or going out for a paddle on his kayak.
Teaching Elder (Part Time)
Callum is a native of the north side of Brisbane. When he finished school he spent some time on the Sunshine Coast where he met his wife, Anna. Callum spent 6 years working part time at a church in Buderim while also completing his theological degree.
Callum and Anna have worked for the past two years in Canberra and have arrived back in Brisbane where he was set apart as a Teaching Elder of Everton Park PRC in February 2019. He has a passion for sharing the gospel and seeing people both saved and growing in the Lord.
Callum loves spending time with Anna, playing soccer, drinking good coffee and reading.
Elder (Session Clerk)
Michael was set apart as an Elder in the congregation in April 2017.
Not growing up in a Christian home, Michael became a Christian in his early twenties through ministries of AFES and Scripture Union. He is passionate about sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with those who haven’t heard.
Michael is married to Catriona and has two children. Outside of church, he runs a Digital Marketing Agency, helping people be found on online. He loves using his work experience to help Churches and other Christian organisations proclaim the Gospel online.
Elder (currently on leave from Session)
Peter grew up in a church going family but didn't understand the truth and power of the gospel until his late teens. Converted while at university, Peter has sought to serve Christ since through his day-to-day work as a doctor, as a missionary for the Church in Kenya during the 80's, and as an Elder in the Everton Park congregation for almost thirty years.
Peter is specialist palliative care doctor. He is married to Cathy and has three adult children. Peter particularly enjoys making and arranging music, and being able to spend time with his grand-children, near and far.
Peter is currently taking leave from his duties within the Session, and we pray he will be restored to health and service in the Church soon.
Deacon (Diaconate Chair)
Chris was blessed to have grown up in a Christian home in Townsville, but it was not until his late teens and early 20's that the Holy Spirit worked in his heart and he came to call Christ as Saviour.
Since that time The Lord has shown his hand several times in Chris' life in leading where he needed him. In one of these such times He lead Chris to Sydney where he meet his wife and has since been greatly blessed with two beautiful little girls. Chris and family relocated to Brisbane in 2009 and subsequently joined in worshipping in the Everton Park congregation.
Chris was called to serve as a Deacon in July 2011 and currently serves as the Diaconate Chair.
Chris gives thanks to his gracious and merciful God and prays that He will continue to guide in this life towards His everlasting eternal kingdom.
Deacon (Diaconate Secretary)
God saved Gavin when at university in Japan in 1990. After returning to Australia, Gavin joined Everton Park Church with his wife Tomoko in 2003, and has been serving as a deacon since 2009. Gavin and Tomoko were blessed with their son in 2005.
In addition to his office as deacon at Everton Park, Gavin is keenly interested in serving God in his capacity as a businessman, and is particularly fascinated by the Trinity as well as God's covenant.
Gavin assists with our nursing home hymn singing ministry and also as a Sunday School teacher. He enjoys playing various sports with friends and family, airplanes, and discovering new places in God's creation. Gavin makes shoes for a living, and apart from his passion in serving Christ, he helps people from the feet up!
Ian grew up in Tasmania. After becoming an engineer, he relocated and joined the PRC congregation in Wollongong. God blessed him with a wonderful wife Jen and they now have five children. They have lived in Brisbane for several years and enjoyed being part of the Everton Park congregation. Ian was set apart as a Deacon in February 2017.
Ian loves The Lord and desires that God would use him to help others gain a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Tim is a Deacon in our congregation and currently serves as Treasurer.
Tim was blessed to grow up in a Christian family and was taught the Bible from earliest age. He grew up knowing about God and much of the Bible, but it wasn't until late teens that Tim was saved. Since then Tim has laboured for Christ within the Church serving as a Deacon in the Melbourne congregation of the PRC and now at Everton Park for over ten years.
Tim is married to Ruth and they have three beautiful daughters. Outside of work and Church, Tim enjoys spending time with his family, landscaping and gardening, cycling and a good coffee.