Ministry Team Leader
Martin became the Rector of the newly formed Bondi & Waverley Anglican Parish in January 2018. Before that, he was the Rector of Bondi Anglican since 2014.
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 ministry here, he planted and pastored Orange Evangelical Church (1995-2003), and 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-Waverley Anglican church in the coming years.
Aleks previously served as the Rector of Waverley. In 2018 he joined the newly formed Bondi-Waverley parish as the Senior Assistant. Aleks is married to Susannah and they have three daughters, Amelia, Isabella and Sophia.
Aleks enjoys talking to people about Jesus, encouraging people to put their trust in Him. Aleks is excited to be part of the community of faith at St Mary’s and for the many gospel opportunities life in the eastern suburbs presents. On his day off, Aleks may be found on the beach, in one of the many local coffee shops or walking his pet Cocker Spaniels, Darcy and Sally.
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Ministry 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 toddlers and preschoolers.
Belinda and her son Jack (5 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 having been 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.
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. They are known to frequent Papas Patisserie and numerous hot chip vendors in Bondi. Blake loves life saving, feeding people and looking after his lawn.
Blake is keen to help people find how all of life is connected with the Lord Jesus.
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.
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.
Bondi and Waverley Parish decided to just have three Wardens and no extra members of Parish Council in 2019. Our three wardens are:
William Mitchell, Kapila Fernando, James Peters.