Ministry Team Leader
Martin has been the Rector of Bondi Anglican since 2014 and oversaw the amalgamation with Waverley Parish in 2018.
Martin wants to see people thrive. He is convinced that happens best as we comprehend and live out God's grace, mercy and forgiveness in Jesus Christ. He loves seeing others come to follow Jesus, and joining the church.
Before his ministry here, he did church planting. Firstly planting Orange Evangelical Church (1995-2003), and then planting Rouse Hill Anglican Church (2004-2012).
He is married to Cathy, and they have three adult children. He looks forward to the ongoing growth and increasingly positive impact of Bondi Anglican church in the coming years.
Blake has been serving at Bondi since 2015 and leads a team which has successfully planted a new church at our beach location. Check out the page here.
Blake and his wife Sarah have three little ones: Herb, Adelaide and Juniper. The Hattons are known to frequent Papas Patisserie and numerous hot chip vendors in Bondi. Blake loves surf life saving, feeding people and looking after his lawn and his fish.
Helping people find how all of life is connected with the Lord Jesus is Blake's passion.
Kirby joined the staff team in July 2019. She works in our Parish office helping make sure we are running effectively.
Kirby is a follower of Jesus, a wife, and mum of three young boys. She likes chai lattes, painting, drawing, and team sports. When not in the office, Kirby can often be found outdoors with her kids, building marble runs, or folding washing. She is passionate about encouraging other mums with young kids, and inspiring people to appreciate God's creation through her art.
Hop & Bop Team Leader
Belinda started her position with us in September 2019. She leads the exciting Bondi Hop & Bop groups at the church during the week for preschoolers and their parents and carers.
Belinda and her son Jack ( years old) were on the launch team for the beach church and have been a part of it since.
She has a background in agricultural science working as a pastural agronomist for several years. More recently she has opened and franchised a number of cafes and sandwich delis in New Zealand before moving to Australia and publishing a kids book about mushrooms.
Kurt is a professional organist who is on staff to play at the Sunday 8am traditional service. He has performed solo recitals around the world including: Notre Dame Cathedral Paris, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral London, Washington National Cathedral, St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York City, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Brisbane City Hall, the Town Halls in Sydney and Adelaide and Antwerp and Boulogne Cathedrals, Nieuwpoort and the Marktkirche, Wiesbaden. Kurt has previously performed in a number of European Organ Festivals in Germany, Belgium, Croatia and Italy.
Our parish decided at our 2021 AGM to have three Wardens with no extra members of Parish Council. Our three wardens and Parish Council currently are:
Emma Mulquiney, Victor Ghitescu and James Peters.