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. As the ‘Teaching Elder’ Scott is involved in training and equipping both the ministry staff and church members more broadly.

Rev Stuart Atkinson

Assistant Minister

Stuart is overseeing our grow ministries, which are about equipping, training and nurturing followers of Jesus into mature faith. Stuart is married to Cathy and they have four children.

Natalie Newell

Ministry Co-ordinator
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Nat is married to Rob and they have three children. As Ministry Co-ordinator, 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.  She loves having ‘Serve Chats’ with people, helping them find their best fit for ministry within the life of the church and beyond.

Rev Pier Franchini

Central Valley Church Pastor
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Pier is married to Kathryn and they have three children. Pier joined our staff in 2018 and has led a team to plant Central Valley Church in Ripley which successfully launched in 2019. Pier is originally from Peru and loves Jesus, his family, spending time with people and Peruvian food – and he loves combining all those things!

Jason Budden

Ipswich Assist Manager
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Jason is married to Renee and they have five children.  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. Jason oversees our crisis relief ministry, Ipswich Assist, which provides help, hope and support to the people of Ipswich.

Keryn Hall

KidzCentral Ministry Worker
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Keryn heads up the KidzCentral 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. 

Suzanne Paddock

Next Gen Ministry Worker
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Suzanne is married to Ian and they have two children. Suzanne looks after our creche team, runs kidz club and assists over all areas of Next Gen ministries.

Jeanette Teale

Connect Ministry Worker

Emily Moman

Creative Ministries Coordinator
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Emily is married to Anthony and has two children.  Emily looks after our music teams and the design needs of the Church.

Rob Nicholls

Student Minister
Rob is married to Richelle and they have six kids. Before coming to Central Church he was the acting Senior Minister and MTS student at Flooding Creek Community church in Victoria.  He’s now currently studying at Queensland Theological College and is in his 2nd year as well as serving and growing at Central Church as an FES student.

Sarah Krause

Assistant to the Minister

Sarah is married to Paul and they have 3 boys. They moved to Ipswich from London in 2014 and have been at Central Church since then. Sarah’s role is to support the senior minister, and the other ministry staff, with admin, rosters and any other tasks that arise around the church office.

Jenny Elmer

Church Administrator
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Jenny is married to Peter and they have two children. Jenny oversees the office and takes care of all church administration. Jenny is an absolute fountain of knowledge when it comes to all things Central  Church!