TEAM MEMBERS

 
 
 
Philip Stevens
 Pastor
 
Philip is an ordained Church of Christ Pastor with over 40 years of service to our Lord in different forms of ministry.  In addition to his calling with The Olive Branch, Stevo (as he is affectionately known by the pupils) has just retired from a very important role in the local community as an Access Ministries Chaplain at The Ararat College.
 
 
Anita Wong
Sunday School Leader
 
Anita is a Chartered Accountant who having put her career on the backburner for a while has dedicated her life to serving Christ.  Her enthusiasm for Youth ministries is infectious and this added to her giving her all to ensuring that pastoral matters are taken care of makes her an invaluable and well loved “Brancher”.
 
 
Barb Pope
Newsletter Co-ordinator
 
Barb is simply…..lovely!  If you ever need a word of encouragement, there is Barb.  If you ever need wise counsel, step forward Barb.  If you ever need consistent and meaningful prayer in all that life throws at you, you can rely on Barb!   She is a wonderful blessing to all of us at The Olive Branch.
 
 
Ruth-Cheryl Lennie
Music Co-ordindator
Most people know her as RC, which to be honest is easier to say than Ruth-Cheryl!  RC is  a classically trained pianist who has played in numerous worship groups and big bands.  She is extremely modest about her abilities, but she possesses a wonderful ear and touch for music, making her simply the best at bringing tunefulness to our praise. 
 
 
Lorraine Dickson
Prayer Deacon
Lorraine is just a gentle gem with a wonderful heart for people, and organisational skills honed during decades of service in the Lord’s Church.  These qualities are certainly required as she embarks upon co-ordinating prayerful responses to the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of those within The Olive Branch and our local community.
 
 
Kate Gason
Church Secretary
You couldn’t tell from her unassuming selfie, but, Kate is a busy lady being CEO of a busy home whilst being the “go to” administrative professional for a number of local businesses.  Kate is a keen Gardener and avid reader  and someone who has a passion and gifting to plan and organise events in which people feel enjoyment encouragement and edification without any fuss being made.