Andrew – Senior Minister

Andrew is the Senior Minister at St. Mark’s (and maybe the Vicar, or Pastor, depending on where you’re coming from and what day it is). He is passionate about helping people experience Jesus at work in their everday lives, and as well as overseeing the leadership of St. Mark’s he looks after the teaching, discipleship and care ministries of our church. You can find Andrew’s Sunday sermons on our podcast. Andrew enjoys running, and is interested in sustainable living.  Though new to the Hills area, he has quickly embraced the ‘Hills lifestyle’ along with his lovely wife and two young sons.

Get in touch with Andrew via:

phone 5968 4046

email: andrew.bowles@stmarksemerald.org.au

Andrew can be found in the Church office Monday – Thursday, or otherwise having coffee somewhere in town.

Hollie – Children and Family’s Minister

Hollie is one of St. Mark’s children and family’s ministers.  Hollie heads up: Kids @ 10am, Tots @ 10am, Playgroups @ STM and the Parenting Toolbox courses.  Aside from organisation, administration and management of these programs, Hollie serves the community by caring and supporting local families in the midst of raising young children.  Hollie is a registered primary school teacher, so you may also come across her at Emerald Primary School in her role as a CRT teacher. On top of this Hollie has recently completed a Graduate Diploma of Children and Families Ministry. Hollie relishes time with her husband and three kids.  There are many more interesting and cool things about Hollie.  If you have questions about any of the ministry areas above, you can:

phone 5968 4046

email: hollie.boniface@stmarksemerald.org.au

Hollie is on site Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Naara – Youth Minister

Naara is St. Mark’s Youth Minister and in that role, she can be found hanging out with young people from the ‘Hills’ area most Friday arvos and evenings.  Naara has a real passion to promote a true sense of community and relationship building between young people and the wider community they are part of.  Naara supports the spiritual growth of the youth @ 10am, opening up and allowing discussion to flow from the current teaching series. Aside from this Naara is also a school chaplain at Emerald Primary School. Naara is a keen vocalist and horse owner.  She treasures the time she has with her husband and precious daughters.

Get in touch with Naara via:

phone 5968 4046

email: naara.foots@stmarksemerald.org.au

Naara can be found on site Monday, Tuesday and Friday

Anne – Children and Families Minister

Anne is one of St. Mark’s Children and Families Ministers. Anne heads up the very popular Powerhouse Kids @ STM, which serves families and kids from prep to grade 4. Anne loves seeing families come together and community built.  Anne also organises and runs along with a band of mighty volunteers the bi-annual School Holiday Program.  This is a huge undertaking, yet she does it with such calm, poise and love.  Anne loves all opportunity she gets in her role to get alongside children and their families, supporting them in their faith/life journey.  When Anne is not working at STM, she can take credit for many a head of gorgeous locks, as she cuts, colours and styles in her homebased hair salon.  Anne enjoys time with her husband and grown up children, not to mention cuddles with her two fur babies.

Get in touch with Anne via:

phone 5968 4046

email: anne.benc@stmarksemerald.org.au

Anne can be found on site Tuesdays

Ally – Communications Director

Ally is the STM Communications Director, which is a fancy way of saying she keeps our website, social media, internal and external communications afloat.  Ally also hammers together the weekly Newsletter and Sunday service media.  She enjoys getting to flex her creative muscles with stage design and creative direction for special services throughout the year. Aside from her employed role, Ally works beside her husband organising and supporting music ministry at St. Mark’s. Ally really enjoys helping others express themselves and get their message across.  She appreciates the mix of technical, creative, and interpersonal tasks her role includes. Her perfect day, is one spent in a garden having fun with her husband and son.

Get in touch with Ally via:

phone 5968 4046

email: ally.lvl@stmarksemerald.org.au

Ally can be found on site Tuesday and Thursday.