Rev Scott Muir

Senior Minister

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. Scott is married to Rebecca and they have five children.

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.

Rev Pier Franchini

Central Valley Church Pastor
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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!

Pier is married to Kathryn and they have three children.

Matt Mansfield

Families Ministry Worker
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Matt has come on-board in 2021 as our Families Ministry Worker overseeing all our kids, youth, young adults and their families.  Matt is passionate about ministering to our Central families,  he also loves cycling and watching AFL. He’s married to Rachel and they have three young kids.

Jason Budden

Ipswich Assist Manager
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Jason oversees our crisis relief ministry, Ipswich Assist, which provides help, hope and support to the people of Ipswich.

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.

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

Jeanette Teale

Connect Ministry Worker

Jeanette helps to keep our connect/outreach ministries running smoothly. She’s also a master of many trades diverse as video editing and wood work. Jeanette is married to Matt and they have three children.

Emily Moman

Creative Ministries Coordinator
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Emily looks after our music teams and the design needs of the Church. Emily is married to Anthony and they have 3 children, although Emily is now on maternity leave until September

Rob Nicholls

Student Minister
Before coming to Central Church Rob was the acting Senior Minister and MTS student at Flooding Creek Community church in Victoria.  He’s now currently studying at Queensland Theological College in his 4th year and he has oversight of Central’s Congregation at Forest Hill.
Rob is married to Richelle and they have six kids.

Sarah Krause

Assistant to the Minister

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.

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.

Jenny Elmer

Church Administrator
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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! Jenny is married to Peter and they have two children.