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Bill is married to Kathy, and they have four daughters. Bill grew up in country NSW, and after graduating from the University of Queensland in 2000 with a BA (History), he worked in university mission with Student Life at UQ for 8 years. Bill came to Lakeshore as our first Ministry Training Apprentice in 2008 before becoming Associate Pastor in 2009. He graduated with an MDiv from Brisbane School of Theology in 2015. In 2016 Bill took on the role of Senior Pastor. His interests include enjoying the Sunshine Coast outdoors with his family, playing basketball, occasional history lecturing and plenty of reading.
Bruce, his wife Renee, and their daughter Ellie, have recently returned to the Sunny Coast after serving as a minister in Brisbane for 6 years. Bruce completed a Bachelor of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium, but after deciding ‘professional Tuba player’ wasn’t his career of choice, worked in IT (Thomson Reuters) while moonlighting in his Acid Jazz band Supernatural. Bruce first came to believe in Jesus in 1999, a complete turnaround, before studying youth ministry and completing an MDiv at SMBC and Grad Dip Div at QTC. Serving the church in a variety of roles has grown Bruce’s passion to equip and serve alongside others to introduce Jesus to people of all backgrounds and cultures. Bruce’s interests include electric guitar, indie folk and alternative rock music, reading Nordic Noir, pour-over coffee, and enjoying adventures in the great outdoors with his two girls.
Paul came to faith in Christ as a young adult. He is married to Jenny and they have two adult children. Paul has a passion for encouraging younger Christians in their faith and has an interest in reading, particularly old Christian books.
After becoming a follower of Jesus in his teen years and being blessed by strong biblical teaching & mentorship all through his life, Tristan loves living for Jesus -- whether that is sharing life with his wife Natalie, exploring the beautiful creation with his two young kids, working in the two businesses they run, or hanging out with friends belting out some classic tunes on the guitar.
Dave moved to the Sunshine Coast with his wife Alison in 2005 and works in environmental management. They have 4 children and enjoy the Sunshine Coast lifestyle, spending plenty of time at the beach. Dave loves sharing the Good News of Jesus with the kids at Lakeshore.
Jim moved to the Sunshine Coast with his wife Hannah in 2010. They have two young boys who were born on the Coast and as a family they love the Coast lifestyle. After growing up in the Blue Mountains, Jim came to know Jesus as a young adult. He works as a landscape estimator, and loves mountain biking.