WHO WE ARE 2018-02-23T12:58:32+00:00


At Connect Church we are all from different walks of life and with different backgrounds, but we are family. Some people have a previous church background while for others, Connect Church is their first church experience. We understand that everyone is on an individual journey in discovering who God is and what that means for their lives.

Connect Church is a member of the Australian Christian Churches. A movement of almost 1100 churches and more than 250,000 believers across Australia.


Kerrin and Tegan Wallis – Senior Pastors

Matt and Ro Rimmer – Connect Kids Pastors

Dave Doolan – Collective Society Pastor [Youth]

Nathan and Kate Hulls – Young Adult Pastors

Frank and Merrilyn Kinsman – Hymns Alive Pastors [Seniors]

Jen Strate – Operations Manager

Toni West – New People Pastor and New Christians Pastor

Tony and Kat Kinsman – Prayer Coordinators

Jo Marks – PA to Senior Pastors and Event Coordinator

Josh Battersby – Worship Pastor

Sharn Lyon – Office Manager

Ben West – IT Coordinator

Dennis Tatt – Site Manager

Daniel and Bethany Osment – Cafe Coordinators

Richard Gibbs – Transformations Director


We exist to “Help people find life and live it”.

In John 10:10, Jesus says, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

Helping people find life…

Connecting people with God

 “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – John 10:10

This occurs through weekly services (Youth and Church) and through small groups at Connect.

…And Live it

Connecting people to growth

 “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” – Luke 2:52

  • Growing in Wisdom and Influence
  • Growing in God
  • Growing in Relationships

Ultimately we believe that a maturing Christian will grow in wisdom, influence and in relationships with God and people. Along the journey, we provide several avenues for people to grow – through teaching in our services, small groups and training.

Our three foundational training courses/evenings are:

  1. Welcome to Connect – Connect Church is one big family! This is a scrumptious lunch event at the church where we talk about the vision and culture of the church and introduce some of our team. If you are new to our church this is a great way to get a ‘feel’ of the church.
  2. Finding Faith – This is a four week course that introduces the foundations of being a Christian and ways to develop a deeper relationship with God. This course is designed for someone who is new to faith, or wants to refresh on some of the fundamentals of the Christian Faith.
  3. Connect Vision and Team Training – Growing and maturing as a Christian requires us to serve one another. This is a fundamental belief that we hold at Connect Church. A growing and maturing Christian serves the family – the Church, and others in their world.