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Pastoral Team

Rev Nathan Thackray -  Senior Pastor






Annie Hunter - Associate Pastor Youth 

Annie has been attending Springwood Baptist since the age of 13 when she first joined the youth group. She has been involved in youth ministry at this church and in the wider community for a number of years and became part of the staff team at the beginning of 2014. Annie is passionate about Jesus and loves nothing more than seeing young people meet and become whole hearted, all in disciples of their king. It is an incredible gift to be able to walk with teens through the hard years where they are forming their sense of self and help put Jesus in that picture. Best. Job. Ever!  


Barbara Kent - COACH Coordinator & Pastoral Care Coordinator

Barbara has been attending Springwood Baptist for over 20 years. Her background
in Social Work has been a good preparation for her current role in COACH (Creating
Opportunities and Casting Hope). She has worked in a counselling role with families,
children and adults and been a manager of multiple teams. She also continues to be
involved in the Care ministry of SBC. She has a passion for making Jesus known in
the community by being involved in various activities that connect people and give
opportunities for conversations that make a difference in people’s lives.


Stephen Krimmer - Ministry Intern

Steve has been involved at Springwood Baptist Church for the past 17 years with his wife and two children. Having recently completed studies at Morling College he serves in ministries relating to families and men’s ministry. Steve enjoys being a part of the worship team and loves encouraging everyone to move one step closer to God on a discipleship journey.



Mark Mitchell - Church Administrator  

Mark joined the team in July 2020.  He has a background in pastoral and mission ministries and Christian book retailing.  His desire is to help the pastoral team (staff and volunteers) to effectively serve our church family by giving them administrative support.  Mark wants to become a spiritually centred person under the transforming hand of God.  He loves swimming, reading, his family and living in the mountains.


Mariel Weeks - Office Manager

Mariel is our office manager. She manages to keep everything organised with a smile and great efficiency. Mariel is your first point of contact if you have a question or need help with something. She knows more about the Church than any two other people combined. Her hobbies are craft, gardening and travelling. We hate it when she goes on holidays however.


Elder Board

Richard Baldacchino, Rod Bailey, Andrea Boland, Ian Fuller (Treasurer), Toby O'Bree (Chair), Leanne Schroder and  Kath Temple (Secretary).