Staff Team

Disciples Church Springfield is a new church, that is just getting established. We have assembled a Staff Team, most of whom presently work voluntarily. Each staff member is committed to seeing the church launched and established in Springfield. As the Church grows, staff members will be progressively added to the payroll. In the meantime, most of our staff are "bi-vocational", working "regular" jobs so they might have the privilege of contributing to the ministry and mission of the church. Here are the current team members:

 

Greg Gardiner

Nickname
  I sometimes get "Mr G" from the younger kids
Married/Single?
  Married to Fiona
Where do you live?
  Brookwater
Favourite Food
  T-bone Steak
Best Music
  Anything Acoustic
Favourite Pastime
  Spending time with Fiona
Ideal Holiday
  Snow Skiing
Sports
  Tennis, Golf
Favourite Team
  Any QLD Team
A Good Book
  "Living the Cross Centered Life" by CJ Mahaney
Messy or Cleanie?
  Cleanie
Mac or PC?
  Mac
Ford or Holden?
  I've owned both and they're all pretty good. Got a Nissan now and it's pretty good too!
Who inspires you?
  Apostle Paul

greg

Name. Greg Gardiner
Phone. 0434 677 772
Email. greg.gardiner@disciples.org.au
Position. Lead Pastor
Qualifications. Bachelor of Ministry
Queensland Theological College

A-Grade Journalist
 
Experience. 4 years Executive Pastor
Central Church Ipswich

15 years Chief Executive Officer
Christian Television Australia

Been a Dad for 23 years and a husband for 25 years
 
Responsibilities. Preaching, Vision and Leadership

 
 

 


Anthony Sligar

Nickname
  Sly (or is that my name and my nickname is Anthony - I'm confused)
Married/Single?
  Married to Beck
Where do you live?
  Augustine Heights
Favourite Food
  Fried Chicken (usually KFC)
Favourite Movies
  Almost anything that was once a Marvel Comic
Best Music
  Holy Hip Hop and Christian Hardcore/Emo Rock. I know this is a weird combo but I really do love both.
Favourite Pastime
  Family time with Beck our boy Caleb is always precious.
Ideal Holiday
  Anywhere I can be snowboarding
Sports
  Rugby League and UFC
Favourite Team
  The Mighty Dragons
A Good Book
  "The Lost Art of Discipleship" by Leroy Elms, "Master Plan of Evangelism" by Robert Coleman, "One Hold Fire" by Nicky Cruz, "Who I Am In Christ" by Neil Anderson, that'll do for now...
Messy or Cleanie?
  Cleanie, but have to fight a little harder for it these days. Love ya Boo!
Mac or PC?
  (Converted) Mac
Ford or Holden?
  Honda
Who inspires you?
  Jesus

greg

Name. Anthony Sligar
Phone. 0411 608 783
Email. anthony.sligar@disciples.org.au
Position. Pastor
Qualifications. Bachelor of Theology
Tabor Bible College
 
Experience. 10+ years Youth Ministry
YoungLife QLD and NSW
 
Responsibilities. Overseeing discipleship and Missional Community Groups

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Amy Machin

Nickname
  Ames, Mach, Macho
Married/Single?
  Single
Where do you live?
  Springfield Lakes
Favourite Food
  Sweet and Sour Pork
Favourite Movies
  Romantic comedy, anything BBC
Best Music
  Red, Kutless
Favourite Pastime
  Reading a book!
Ideal Holiday
  Round-the-world ticket :)
Sports
  Ping-Pong hahaha
Favourite Team
  The Maroons in State of Origin
A Good Book
  "The Pursuit of God" by Tozer
Messy or Cleanie?
  Definately messy, its easier to find things where you last left them rather than where they are supposed to be.
Mac or PC?
  I've crossed over to the dark side. Mac :)
Ford or Holden?
  Umm... Maybe a Holden?
Who inspires you?
  Dead guys. Not just any dead guys but heroes of the faith, those who have lived and died for the cause of the Gospel.

amy

Name. Amy Machin
Phone. 0400 064 336
Email. amy.machin@disciples.org.au
Position. Director of Youth Ministry
Qualifications. Graduate Diploma of Divinity
Queensland Theological College

Bachelor of Nursing
University of Queensland
 
Experience. 6+ years Youth Ministry
YoungLife Ipswich
180Youth Central Church Ipswich

 
Responsibilities. Overseeing Youth Ministry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hayden Bridgeman

Nickname
  Chappy Hayden
Married/Single?
  Single
Where do you live?
  Springfield Lakes
Favourite Food
  Fillet of salmon with a large helping of hollandaise
Favourite Movies
  Action/War
Best Music
  Bit of anything really
Favourite Pastime
  Sitting in a cafe with a perfect flat white, reading the Oz
Ideal Holiday
  With family/friends. I'd love to return to Sweden for a week at the Ice-Hotel
Sports
  Soccer, swimming and water-polo
Favourite Team
  Don't have one
A Good Book
  "In the Presence of My Enemies" by Gracia Burnham & Dean Merill, "The Cross and the Scalpel" by Gwen Wilkerson, "Desiring God" by John Piper
Messy or Cleanie?
  Clean freak all the way
Mac or PC?
  Mac
Ford or Holden?
  Holden
Who inspires you?
  The kids I work with

Hayden

Name. Hayden Bridgeman
Phone. 0405 335 647
Email. hayden.bridgeman@disciples.org.au
Position. Director of Children's Ministries
Qualifications. Diploma of Youth Work
SU Queensland

Currenty studying Associate Degree in Theology
Melbourne School of Theology
 
Experience. Primary School Chaplain
Sunday School Teacher
YoungLife Youth Worker
 
Responsibilities. Overseeing Children's Ministry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


James Simpson

Nickname
  I don't really have one. My wife calls me Jimmy
Married/Single?
  Married to Hannah
Where do you live?
  Redbank Plains
Favourite Food
  Italian (pizza &pasta), Steak, chips & beer.
Favourite Movies
  Zoolander
Best Music
  Aussie rock, musical theatre, awesome Christian music & Bon Jovi
Favourite Pastime
   Watching TV, camping & 4WDriving
Ideal Holiday
  Snowboarding in the Canadian Rockies.
Sports
  Snowboarding
Favourite Team
  The Maroons! and the Jamaican men's synchronized diving team
A Good Book
  "1999-2002 GU Patrol Manual" & "Doctrine" by Mark Driscoll & Gerry Breshears
Messy or Cleanie?
  60% cleany/40% messy
Mac or PC?
  Mac
Ford or Holden?
  Nissan
Who inspires you?
  People who live out the Gospel (what they say they believe) in everyday life.

James

Name. James Simpson
Phone. 0421 711 628
Email. james.simpson@disciples.org.au
Position. Facilities Manager
Qualifications. Diploma of Sound
Experience. 6+ years CPC Productions

YoungLife Youth Worker
 
Responsibilities. Overseeing Facilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Todd Berlin

Nickname
  Toddles
Married/Single?
  Married to Emily
Where do you live?
  East Ipswich
Favourite Food
  Italian
Favourite Movies
  Action/Comedy
Best Music
  Newworldson, classical
Favourite Pastime
  Reading, drawing, taking photos and sleeping
Ideal Holiday
  Anywhere along the Sunshine Coast in Summer
Sports
  Tennis, Volleyball, Rugby Union
Favourite Team
  Wallabies, QLD (State of Origin)
A Good Book
  "Doctrine" by Mark Driscoll and Gerry Breshears
Messy or Cleanie?
  Cleanie
Mac or PC?
  Obviously Mac
Ford or Holden?
  Holden
Who inspires you?
  People who are mature enough to know their sin and are open about it.

todd

Name. Todd Berlin
Phone. 0413 067 012
Email. todd.berlin@disciples.org.au
Position. Media Manager
Qualifications. Diploma of Music Industry (Technical Production)
SAE Institute, Brisbane
 
Experience. 2+ years at Videopro online
 
Responsibilities. Overseeing Media

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hannah Simpson

Nickname
  Han
Married/Single?
  Married to James
Where do you live?
  Redbank Plains
Favourite Food
  Chips and gravy, chicken (any sort really, I just like chicken), fettucine carbonara, roasts, potato bake...mmm
Favourite Movies
  Romantic/action - NCIS is the best TV show ever!
Favourite Music
  Leeland, Stellar Kart, Third Day, Switchfoot, Casting Crowns, LeCrae... There are too many.
Favourite Pastime
  Camping, hanging with friends and family, sport (watching or playing), reading, watching TV
Ideal Holiday
  Snow Skiing. I'd like to try skiing in the USA!
Sports
  Touch footy, netball and Tennis
Favourite Team
  I don't really have a team. My touch footy team is Tonka Touch :)
A Good Book
  Oh man, just one? "How Now Shall We Live" by Chuck Colsen, "The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom, "Disciplines of a Godly Woman" by Barbara Hughes... there are HEAPS of others!
Messy or Cleanie?
  I'm probably a messy who wants to think she's a cleanie
Mac or PC?
  Mac!
Ford or Holden?
  I like my Honda.
Who inspires you?
  Ordinary people doing extraordinary things because of Jesus. Leaders and people who have been serving the Lord Faithfully in ministries and reaping fruit for 20 years or so.

hannah

Name. Hannah Simpson
Phone. 0411 301 125
Email. hannah.simpson@disciples.org.au
Position. Administrator
Qualifications. Cert III in Business Admin
Experience. 5+ years Admin Officer

YoungLife Youth Worker
 
Responsibilities. Overseeing Church Administration