Our Staff


  • Ron Irving

    Minister

    Ron joined the team at St Matt's in October 2018 as Senior Minister. He is passionate about Jesus, his family (wife Julie, and adult children) and seeing the local church be healthy and effective in its mission.

    Ron’s background is in youth ministry and he carries a desire for the church to be genuinely engaging younger generations so that they will know and serve Jesus throughout their life.

    Ron enjoys spending time with family, good food, baking and soaking in great views. His like of good food and baking has also developed an enduring passion for good walks and the occasional jog.

  • Ian Batey

    Associate Minister - Families

    Ian oversees the 9:30am Congregation, as well as ministry to young families in general, through prayer, teaching and pastoral care. Ian is passionate about connecting to the Bible's teaching with everyday life, both in his own experience, and in the lives of families at St Matthews.

    Ian and his wife, Ruth have three children in primary and high school, and are enjoying reconnecting with family and friends after serving overseas for several years in the Spanish Anglican Church in Seville. Ian enjoys spending time with Ruth and the kids, good food, coffee, books and movies, sport and a bit of everything really!

  • Chris Donald

    Assistant Minister - Young Adults

    Chris loves Jesus, young adults, and by extension, his role as young adults minister. He is passionate about helping young people wrestle with big questions and consider the hope, peace and purpose they can find in Jesus Christ. He also loves introducing his rad kids to things like cricket, basketball, Thai food and Harry Potter, and talking about anything and everything with his wife, Emily.

  • Jess Gough

    Youth Minister

    Jess joined the team as Youth Minister in January 2019, and is keen to be apart of thriving community for young people at St Matt's.  She loves good food and good coffee, but above all she loves Jesus. In her role as Youth Minister, Jess has the privilege of witnessing what God is doing in the lives of local teens as He builds within them a passion for Jesus that will shape their whole lives. Jess loves working with her youth leaders, training and equipping them to nurture the faith of our young people so that teenagers in our area might come to know Jesus and live for Him.

  • Heather Dyson

    Children's Minister

  • David Tyndall

    Pastoral Care & Seniors Minister

    David  joined the staff at St Matt's this year to train people in Pastoral Care and minister to the senior members of our community.  He does not like coffee but loves sport. He played first grade rugby and referred International 7’s rugby. He runs in the City2Surf. He is passionate about sharing the truths about Jesus with people who do not know what he came to earth for and seeing people who have a friendship with Jesus grow in their trust in Him.  He is married to Ruth who is local doctor and they have two adopted sons and 3 grandchildren. 

  • David Yue

    Assistant Minister – Chinese 

    David joined St Matts from July 2020 as a temporary Assistant Minister serving the Chinese congregation. He worked for St Philip's Eastwood for the last 20 years and built up 2 Chinese churches by the grace of God. He just retired in March 2020. During this time of the global pandemic, all churches are affected. Rev. Huin was led by God to move on. So, David is happy to have the opportunity to serve at St Matts on a part time basis until whenever the future is clear.

    David is married to Paulina. They have a daughter who has married and has 2 children. David enjoys playing golf for exercise and meeting up with friends.

  • Luke Zhang

    Assistant Minister – Chinese 

    Luke is Rev. Huin’s assistant on Chinese ministry to build a Christian Fellowship of prayer and evangelism. May the Lord use him to lead more and more people to know the Lord Jesus.

    Luke loves soccer, classic music, tea and photography. Luke is married to Sandra Sii and they have a son Isaac.

  • Rebecca (BJ) Yap

    Office administration - Communications

    BJ works part-time in our administration team, with a particular focus on publications and communications. She is happily married to Tim and they have two daughters, Isabella and Jessica. She loves spending time with family and friends, and going swimming (when it’s warm enough!!).

  • Kat Butler

    Office administration and Finance

    Kat works part time as part of our admin team, with a particular focus on finances. She is happily married to Dan and they have one son, Samuel. She loves playing board games with friends or catching up over a good coffee.



OUR LOCATION
1 New Line Road,
West Pennant Hills NSW 2125

CONTACT US
02 9479 3700
[email protected]

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