Meet The Team

Ps Harley & Ruthie Byrne 

Senior Pastors

Ps Harley & Ruthie followed the call of God to move from Western Australia to Ballarat in 2011. 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.  

Tim & Kailey Weatherstone 

 Associate Pastors

Tim & Kailey responded to God’s call in early 2020, by moving their family of 4 from Port Macquarie NSW to Ballarat VIC. They have 13 years experience across Youth Ministry, Creative Ministry & Young Adults, have a strong pastoral gift and are passionate about discipling others to discover & walk in their God-given call, using the unique gifts God has blessed them with.

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!

Deanna Thomas 

Youth Leader

Deanna has been leading Heirborn youth for 2 years and is passionate about creating community and seeing young people grow in their confidence and God given identity. She works as a respite carer and enjoys the opportunities that caring for children gives her to invest in their lives. She loves spending her time with friends, creatively encouraging women through her instagram page, going to the beach, and hanging out with her two dogs Brinkley & Bonnie. 

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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