Leadership Team 

Joel Hawting

Pastor & Elder

Having grown up in the Healesville community, Joel has a big heart to connect with the people of the Yarra Valley. Energised to see people’s lives transformed by God’s love, Joel is married to Laura and dad to two beautiful daughters. Joel appreciates the finer points of really great coffee, good food and conversation…not necessarily in that order.


Tim Connelly


Tim and his wife, Rose, have lived in Healesville for 30 years, raising two boys and now enjoying two grandchildren. His work as a professional counsellor is complemented by his passion to help people more deeply understand their faith and his advocacy for the beauty and sanctity of life from conception. An enthusiastic golf 'hack' and Hawthorn supporter, Tim enjoys keeping active and sampling the various coffee outlets around town.


Steven King


Steven and his wife, Anita, have enjoyed living in Healesville with their four young children since 2012. Steven is co-director with his father of their family-owned financial planning business located in the heart of Healesville, and is passionate about serving his local community. When he is not exploring the great outdoors while camping with his family, Steven enjoys playing the drums and watching his beloved Kangaroos play footy.


Peter Rogers


Peter and his wife, Jenny, moved to Healesville in 1989, where they have enjoyed raising four children in the beauty of the Valley. A local GP dedicated to family health, Peter is also passionate for families to discover the love and life intended by God. Peter keeps active through golf and swimming and enjoys musical theatre.