Southport Church of Christ

Meet The Team

Staff

Steve moved into the role as Ministry Team Leader in January 2013. He has had previous ministry experience as a Youth Pastor and Men’s Ministry Pastor as well as working with Youth Dimension in Melbourne and the Bible Society in NSW. Steve also carries the role of Chaplain to the V8 Ute series, and works with the broader V8 Supercar chaplaincy team. He is a motor mechanic by trade and has a real passion to see the gospel presented in a culturally relevant way to ordinary Aussies. He holds a Bachelor of Theology and is ordained by the Churches of Christ in QLD. He is married to Belinda, and together they have a daughter Zoe and a son Thomas.

Rev. Steve Peach

Ministry Team Leader

Bryce joined the team at Southport Church of Christ in June 2018. He has a passion for the local church and loves to see lives being transformed through the message of Jesus. He has had previous ministry experience as an elder at SCC, and has pastored at Bundaberg, Caloundra and Gympie. Prior to ministry, Bryce worked in HR roles in the tourism and not-for-profit sectors. Bryce is committed to shepherding, teaching and equipping others, and holds a BBus in HR, a BA in Psychology, and a Master of Divinity. He is married to Donna, and they have two children, Hannah and Josh.

Bryce Savill

Executive Pastor

Pip has called Southport Church of Christ her home church since childhood, and took up a pastoral role with the church in July 2018. She has served overseas for the past 10 years, specifically working with women and the church in developing countries. She has a heart to see followers of Jesus grow in their faith, understanding and love of God and live out their purpose in serving the world. She has a Masters of Enterprise and a BA (Hons) in International Development. She is married to Andrew and they have two children.

Pip Taylor

Associate Pastor - Womens and Missions

Adam has called Southport Church of Christ his home church since childhood. He is married to his wife Tegan and they have two children. He joined the team in early 2017 serving as Youth Pastor after completing his internship at SCC. Adam has a passion to see all young people know all that God has created them to be.

Adam Penman

Associate Pastor - Young Adults

Married to Jillian and father of three, Don joined the pastoral team at SCC in April 2020. He has a genuine passion for sharing the love of Jesus Christ. Prior to SCC, Don planted a church in Inala, Brisbane, working with people of many different cultures. He has also worked with youth in Lawnton and The Gap, Brisbane. He was ordained in 2008. In his spare time, he enjoys art, golf, fishing and reading. He is happiest sharing his faith with others and seeing them reach their full, God-given potential.

Don Sison

Associate Pastor - Multicultural

Zane joined the team at Southport Church of Christ in 2022. He is passionate about the gospel and seeing lives transformed by Jesus. Zane has over 14 years of ministry experience as a youth pastor, and has worked with young people in both children’s ministry and primary school chaplaincy roles. He is always looking for opportunities to encourage the church through preaching and teaching and is passionate about discipleship. Zane has qualifications in theology, youth work and urban and environmental planning. He is married to Stacey and they have four children.

Zane Howell

Associate Pastor - Children & Families

Adam joined the team at Southport Church of Christ after completing his internship in 2022. Although Adam grew up at Southport Church of Christ, it was not until 2017 that he encountered the love of Jesus Christ and became a Christian. Adam is passionate about evangelism, seeing people come to know Jesus, and discipleship. Adam has qualifications in law and is currently studying theology.

Adam Packer

Youth Coordinator

Katie is married to Andrew and they have 3 children. She has been part of the worship team for many years and is now the worship team coordinator. Her heart is for all the church to engage in worship with all that they are, know how much God has done for them and loves them.

Katie Rowse

Worship Coordinator

Since moving to the Gold Coast in 2009, Cayden has called SCC home, joining the Worship/Creative team in 2010. Coming alongside Katie Rowse as Worship Coordinator, his prayer and passion is that, as Christians worldwide, we would earnestly seek to pursue and implement the truth of how God calls His people to genuinely and Biblically worship Him; to desire that every area of our lives would be humbled to divert full focus, attention, and awareness not to ourselves, but to Him who deserves glory only.

Cayden Scott

Worship Coordinator

Adam is married to Kristy and they have a son, Daniel. His employment background is photo/video production and he has been a member of SCC since 1999.

Adam Weathered

AV Coordinator

Alex made SCC her church home in 2018 and joined the staff team in 2020. She has a background in social media, photography and video production.

Alex Miotto

Digital Media Coordinator

Deborah and Phil have been married for over 30 years. They have raised three children, Adam, Dane and Grace and are long term members of Southport Church of Christ. Deborah is passionate about loving God and loving people.  She has a background in the Diplomatic Service and University Administration and is excited to have the privilege of serving the church community as a Pastoral Care Coordinator. Phil is passionate about seeing people come to know the love of Jesus.  He has a varied background from welding to nursing and is keen to serve the SCC community in any way he can as a Pastoral Care Coordinator.

Deborah & Phil Packer

Worship Coordinator

Georgia has been on staff at SCC since January 2018 and attending since she was born. She is married to Daniel and has two daughters. Georgia loves bringing together teams where each individual is empowered to use their gifts to their full potential. She has a heart for serving others and lending a helping hand wherever possible. Georgia is studying Leadership Management and Project Management and has qualifications in Business Management. In her spare time you will find her camping with her family and going on sunset picnics with her friends.

Georgia Taynton

The Mooring Team Leader

Judy made SCC her home church in 2015.  Within a few weeks she joined The Mooring as a volunteer, supporting families of patients in intensive care at GCUH. Judy considers it a privilege to work with the dedicated team of volunteers who readily come alongside families in crisis to be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Judy Lee

The Mooring Assistant

Jan’s particular interest and expertise is working with adults who have experienced multiple losses, resulting in difficulties in coping with life and its stresses. Grief, bereavement, relationship breakdowns, loss of employment, transition in life roles, ageing and trauma are common areas she helps people in. Jan has her Doctorate in Psychology and is a qualified Clinical Psychologist. Jan is married to her husband, Craig.

Dr. Jan Monument

Clinical Psychologist

Glenn has been with SCC for many years. He has served on leadership and on staff as Marriage & Families Pastor. He has been employed in his counselling role since 2005. Although Glenn has experience counselling with a wide variety of issues, his great passion is Marriage & Relationship counselling. His goal is to help couples learn how to develop great marriage relationships. He is married to Allison and they have a son, Jake.

Glenn Turner

Marriage and Relationships Counsellor

Steve & Sandi have been married for 26 years. As long term members of SCC, they are committed to following Jesus, expressing His love, both within and beyond the local church and community. Steve has been involved in numerous previous ministry opportunities including school chaplaincy, “Life Member” of God’s Squad CMC and local Pastor. Their shared vision is to lead the SCC Op Shop Team in developing a compassionate and inclusive hub that offers a high level of service and support.

Steve Wiggins

Op Shop Coordinator

Steve & Sandi have been married for 26 years. As long term members of SCC, they are committed to following Jesus, expressing His love, both within and beyond the local church and community. Steve has been involved in numerous previous ministry opportunities including school chaplaincy, “Life Member” of God’s Squad CMC and local Pastor. Their shared vision is to lead the SCC Op Shop Team in developing a compassionate and inclusive hub that offers a high level of service and support.

Sandy Wiggins

Op Shop Coordinator

Karen Martins

Office Admin

Ann Caesar

Office Admin

Devita Marzini

Bookkeeper

Alex Collins

Property Officer

Daniel Bardsley

Venue Hire

The paid staff team, overseen by the Ministry Team Leader, carry out the day-to-day operations of the church and oversee their respective areas of ministry such as youth, young adults, families etc. 


The role of the Governance Team is to oversee and direct the affairs of the church, which includes policy, finance, staff appointments, and overseeing the activities of the Ministry Team Leader. The team is comprised of volunteer Elders (elected by the congregation), the Ministry Team Leader, and the Executive Pastor (non-voting).

Governance

Henry Ndukwe

Elder since 2023

Marc Vieyra

Elder since 2022

Nick Penman

Elder since 2019

Steve Gill

Elder since 2019

Bruce Dalton

Elder since 2017

Elwyn Jenner

Elder since 2014

Steve Peach

Ministry Team Leader

Bryce Savill

Executive Pastor

Steve Peach

Ministry Team Leader

Steve moved into the role as Ministry Team Leader in January 2013. He has had previous ministry experience as a Youth Pastor and Men’s Ministry Pastor as well as working with Youth Dimension in Melbourne and the Bible Society in NSW. Steve also carries the role of Chaplain to the V8 Ute series, and works with the broader V8 Supercar chaplaincy team. He is a motor mechanic by trade and has a real passion to see the gospel presented in a culturally relevant way to ordinary Aussies. He holds a Bachelor of Theology and is ordained by the Churches of Christ in QLD. He is married to Belinda, and together they have a daughter Zoe and a son Thomas.

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Updated 09/03/22

  • We are excited to be able to gather together with you for our 9AM & 5PM services this Sunday! Masks are no longer required when visiting. Kids Church will be on and we look forward to sharing morning tea together in the courtyard after our 9AM service.
  • Our 9AM service will be streamed live via our YouTube channel.

Favourite movie?

Little Women

What is your favourite youth night?

 The pool party is always a blast

Why are you a youth leader? 

I’m a youth leader because in a world where the youth are bombarded with so many different narratives, I have the opportunity to show them the truth and love of God that was the first shown to me

Sarah

Year 8

Something not many people know about you? 

I caught a barramundi

Something that not many other people have experienced?

Catching a barramundi

Why are you a youth leader? 

Because I love hanging out with my amazing girls, getting to know more about their lives and see them grow into beautiful young women

Ella

Year 9

Favourite food?

Gyoza and my mum’s cooking

Most exciting thing you have done on a youth night?

My girls all tried to show me how to do a roundoff – and I almost did it!

Why are you a youth leader? 

To be a support for all my youth girls and to be able to tell and show them how dearly loved they are by God

Ruth

Year 9

Favourite movie?

The Princess Bride

Something not many people know about you? 

I don’t like fairy bread

Why are you a youth leader? 

I want to be able to share my faith with my young guys and see them grow and draw nearer to God

Harry

Year 9

What is your favourite youth night?

The Amazing Race. I love a good competition night and racing around trying to collect clues!

Most unexpected thing you have done on a youth night?

I once ate 63 chicken nuggets to win a competition

Why are you a youth leader?

I love getting alongside young people and seeing them grow more on fire for God

Kiani

Year 10

Something that not many other people have experienced?

I once caught a shark with my bare hands

What is your favourite youth night?

Skills night! I love teaching useful life skills to the kids

Why are you a youth leader?

My personal relationship with God brings me fulfilment and joy that nothing else can. I hope to demonstrate and share this to the youth so that they will be inspired to pursue their own relationship with Jesus

Hamish

Year 11

Favourite food?

Chicken/pork adobo (traditional filipino dish)

Something that not many other people have experienced?

I once went caged-diving with great white sharks in South Africa

Why are you a youth leader?

In a world where we can be heavily influenced by a lot of things. I chose to be a youth leader because I believe it is such a great opportunity to spend time with the youth and to be able to share with them who Jesus is and what the Gospel is all about. And I pray that through the times I spend with these kids, in some small way, I am able to help be a positive influence in their lives.

Franco

Year 11

August Prayer Night Update

We are so excited that, with the lifting of restrictions, we are able to gather together for our August Prayer & Worship Nights! Please wear a mask at all times when on the premises and make sure to sign in using the QLD check in app. 

We look forward to drawing near to God together.
















Favourite way to spend your time?

Needlepoint and crocheting

What is your occupation?

Law/psych student

Why are you a youth leader?

I love helping others grow in their faith

Beth

Year 10

Something that not many other people know about you?

I like to write books but I have never finished one!

What is your favourite youth night?

Lifegroup weeks because they were times when our group could learn more about each other and have our own fun activities.

Why are you a youth leader?

I want to be someone who helps and disciples high school teens on their journey, in their faith, in whatever the do, like how my past youth leaders did for me

Josh

Youth Band

Favourite food?

I love Hawaiian Pizza

Something that not many other people know about you?

I failed maths in year 7 but am now studying education at uni

Why are you a youth leader?

I want to be a mentor to high school students as they journey through their God-given lives. I want to be there if they ever need encouragement as my mentor was to me. ( 2 Corinthians 1:4 )

Eagan

Year 7

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young adults!

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multicultural ministry!

Favourite food?

Rice and tofu, because you can cook so many dishes with it and coconut because you can eat it and drink it in many types of dishes.

Most exciting/interesting/unexpected thing you have done on a youth night?

I have won several youth limbo competitions in the past.

Why are you a youth leader?

I am a youth leader because I want to lead the youth congregation in a time of worship, hoping to bring them closer to God.

Chris

Youth Band

Favourite way to spend your time?

Climbing, exploring, hiking

Most exciting/interesting/unexpected thing you have done on a youth night?

Cut lolly snakes with a chainsaw

Why are you a youth leader?

To be a mentor to the next generation and influence young people in a positive way.

Zach

Year 7

Something not many people know about you?

I do kickboxing

Most exciting/interesting/unexpected thing you have done on a youth night?

Learn swing dancing

Why are you a youth leader?

I want to support and spur on the youth in their faith

Jemma

Year 7

Favourite way to spend your time?

Swimming at the beach/creek

Something not many people know about you?

I’ve never been to a hairdresser

Why are you a youth leader?

I think it’s a challenging stage of life where there are so many different influences and It’s so important for the youth to know that they are loved by God and His church. I’d like to help show this to the kids by being there for them. I love the Alive Youth set up, that focuses on mentoring for each year level and shows love to the youth.

Belle

Year 8