Meet The Team


Ps Harley & Ruthie Byrne 

Senior Pastors

Ps Harley & Ruthie followed the call of God to move from Western Australia to Ballarat 9 years ago. They are passionate about building God’s kingdom, developing people and missions. Both are gifted musicians and Ruthie has a strong prophetic gifting on her life. Harley and Ruthie have two children Samantha and Noah. 


Chris & Paula Glynn

Children’s Ministry

Chris & Paula have been involved in Children’s ministry for over 25 years, and have three adult children of their own . With Paula’s background in teaching and Chris’ love of all things fun, they make a great team! They have a desire to see every child grow in God’s calling for their lives. Chris and Paula co-ordinate the Kidz Arise program which operates every Sunday of the year, with an amazing and dedicated team of leaders. 


Heirborn Youth

Youth Leaders

Meeting every Friday of the school term from 7:30 – 9:30PM, the Heirborn Youth team creates a fun and vibrant atmosphere. Their aim is to create a generation of young people who are authentically and boldly living out their faith in Jesus and making a difference in their world. If you are in Years 7–12 check out Heirborn on Facebook to keep up to date with upcoming events!


Trevor & Carol Clough

Young Adults

Trevor & Carol oversee Rise Young Adults for 18 – 30 year olds. We’re a vibrant bunch of people who love to get together regularly to socialise and support each other.  At our gatherings we enjoy good food and great company and discuss topics of relevance from a Biblical perspective.  If you’re a young adult who wants to be a history maker, we’d love to do life with you!


Our Mission is to see everyone:

Called to Christ

We believe everyone is called to a relationship with Jesus Christ and it all starts with Him rescuing us from our broken sinful lives. We call this salvation, because Jesus saves us from the eternal consequences of the sins we’ve committed against God. We’re also called to serve God wholeheartedly, seeing every day as an opportunity to bless others with what we have.

Coached in His Ways

Everyone who starts a new life with Jesus needs to be coached in His ways. Values such as faith, hope, and love are at the core of who we are as followers of Christ. Coaching involves close fellowship with others to enable learning in how to live by faith, be filled with hope, and walk in love.

Commissioned to Serve

Whether it’s a call to work a job, be a stay at home parent, reach out to people overseas or play drums in a band, we believe everyone has a unique purpose that God has called them to. Commissioning is what releases us into a life of serving God in our unique call when we discover, within community, the gifting and function that the Holy Spirit has given to each one.



What We Believe

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