Our Team

Rev Scott Muir

Senior Minister

Scott is married to Rebecca and they have five children. Scott usually preaches for our Sunday services and oversees our elders and the general direction of the church. Scott has lived in Ipswich all his life and prior to joining the ministry team at Central Church worked as a lawyer. He has a bad reputation for making poor movie selections and barracking for losing football teams.

Jason Budden

Connect Pastor
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Jason is married to Renee and they have five children. Jason grew up in Dalby in Western Queensland working hard on properties and vehicles. After getting serious about Jesus, Jason and Renee headed to Sydney for Bible College and then to Spain, working in Madrid with a mission called Betel. He was then appointed to work with Betel in Melbourne before taking on the position as Connect Pastor at Central in 2014. Jason can usually be identified as the guy carrying to huge cup of coffee and with his hands dirty with engine grease. He loves getting alongside people and encouraging them in what it means to follow Jesus.

Natalie Newell

Ministry Co-ordinator
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Nat is married to Rob and they have three children. Nat keeps the wheels of ministry running smoothly at Central. She looks after our many volunteers, facilitates training and works alongside ministry leaders to support them in keeping Jesus’ mission at the centre of all we do. Natalie puts the rest of the ministry team to shame with her disciplined fitness regimes.

Philip van’t Spyker

Family Ministry Worker
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Philip is married to the beautiful Jessica and they have 4 young children and an even younger cat. God reached out and adopted Philip at a very young age. As a result, he can’t remember a time not knowing Jesus. In 2016 Philip and Jessica moved from New South Wales to join the team at Central Church. Philip serves as the Families minister. Philip works with our families and oversees our ministries to kids, teenagers and young adults. Philip remains as uninterested in the NSW Blues as he was while he lived in Sydney. Philip dreams of creating the perfect lawn to match the manicured lawns within his street.

Keryn Hall

Kids’ Ministry
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Keryn heads up the KidzCentral team. She has been part of the Central Church family for many years and we’re excited to have her as part of the staff team. Keryn is a teacher and still works part-time teaching music at a local state school. As team leader of our KidzCentral ministry, Keryn keeps our kids connected to Jesus, growing to be like Jesus and serving as Jesus served. Keryn has the artistic half of the brain that the rest of the Ministry Team lacks.

Troy Wilkins

Ipswich Assist Programme Manager
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Troy is married to Angela and they have 4 boys to keep them busy. Troy and his family have been at Central Church since 2014. Troy oversees our crisis relief ministry, Ipswich Assist, which aims to provide help to people in need in Ipswich. Troy is currently studying at QTC.  

Tim Parslow

CAP Debt Centre Manager
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Tim has joined our staff as a CAP Debt Centre Manager.  Tim is a member of our church and a father of two. Tim is also a Chaplain for PresCare.   Tim and his team of  volunteers work with referrals from CAP Debt in managing their finances and sharing the love of Jesus.

Jenny Elmer


Jenny is married to Peter and they have two children. Jenny oversees the office and takes care of all church administration. If you call the office, she’s probably the first one you’ll speak to!

Kylie Niebling

Assistant to Minister
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Kylie is married to Daniel and they have two children. Kylie is usually the first person you will see when you come into the office and when you call us on the phone.  Kylie is in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week.

Emily Moman

Assistant to the Minister
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Emily is married to Anthony and has one child.  Emily is usually the first person you will see when you come into the office and when you call us on the phone.  Emily is in the office on Monday each week.