State Co-ordinators

 Arrow 18   

Sarah Starrenburg

Arrow 13 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, Queensland Arrow 18

Sarah believes ideas change everything, and loves helping people access and engage with powerful ideas. For many years she has worked with United Bible Societies, where she is currently involved in global strategy development and communication. Prior to this, she has worked in teaching and ministry, including three years at Nexus Church while she completed her Master of Arts in Theological Studies. She is passionate about the health of the local community, and volunteers as chair of the fundraising and marketing committee for Nexus Care, a local poverty alleviation charity in Brisbane. Sarah is an avid reader and writes both in a freelance capacity and for 

Grant Heslop

Arrow 12 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, New South Wales Arrow 18

Grant Heslop is on the pastoral team of Padstow Baptist Community Church. He is also the Manager of Community Care, a community ministry of the church. He is married to Wendy and has two children Isaac and Sarah. Grant's passion is to see the church develop and grow leaders that transform their local communities and introduce them to the extravagant love of Jesus. He enjoys developing and supporting staff and volunteers of Community Care as they provide services and support for vulnerable people. Grant also leads teams on short-term mission trips to India to experience ministry alongside the church's mission partners. Grant loves cricket (whether watching or playing), fishing and enjoys anything outdoors with family or friends.

Kate Boughton

Arrow 10 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, Victoria Arrow 18

Kate Boughton is currently an Assistant Minister at St Jude’s Anglican (Errol St and St Jude’s Community Church congregations) where her ministry responsibilities include ministry to youth, children and their families, training leaders, teaching, strategy, direction, and pastoral care. She loves to see God at work and thinks it is a great and wonderful privilege to walk alongside people, to encourage them as they endeavour to faithfully follow Jesus all the days of their lives.   

Aashish Parmar

Arrow 8 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, Western Australia Arrow 18

Aash Parmar is married to Louise and is Dad to Micah, Keziah and Judah. Aash divides his time between two roles as the Senior Pastor of Ellenbrook Baptist Church in Perth, WA and as Recruitment Coordinator for Arrow Leadership. He loves being a part of challenging leadership conversations as well as seeing leaders discover the Spirit’s rhythm in their development. Prior to ministry in Ellenbrook, Aash was raised in Africa and then moved to the Goldfields of Western Australia where he served in youth and then senior ministry roles in Kalgoorlie. He is invested in closing the gap in leadership development opportunities for the young, the minority and the disengaged. He also loves Manchester United and spending time connecting with people over board games, sport and mindless trivia.  

 Arrow 19
Nathan McElveney

Nathan McElveney

Arrow 8 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, New South Wales Arrow 19

Nathan is married to Amy, and they have three daughters – Lucy, Zoe & Lara. As well as being involved in various church ministries at Epping Church of Christ, he has been involved in camping ministry since 1998. Nathan has been working for Crusaders since 2004, where he currently serves as the Director of Ministries. In his spare time, he likes to read the newspaper, which he sometimes manages to do within a week of publication, or a good book.

Julie-anne Laird

Arrow 6 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, Victoria Arrow 19

Julie-anne works as a senior staffworker at Melbourne University with AFES helping students to talk about their faith well, to live it out well and to think it through well. She is married to Andrew and has four children and they all play in a family Basketball team together. In 2012, Julie-anne was appointed as Chair of the Australian Lausanne Committee and has been involved in Arrow for AGES!!

K Smith

Kimberly Smith

Arrow 9 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, Victoria Arrow 19

Kimberly Smith is a Pastor, Author and Speaker, and a lover of travel, eating out and all things people. She is an Associate Pastor at Werribee Baptist Church – a role she loves and has thrived in for 14 years. She is part of the preaching, worship and Executive teams as well as giving oversight to the Generations and Church Life departments. Kim enjoys her involvement in the BUV Next Generation Leaders vision team and other opportunities she has to invest in people and ministries – preaching, sharing and blogging as often as she is able (particularly around the topics of sexuality, identity and relationships). She is the author of the book "What We Cannot Be Alone" - seeking to bring understanding to Singleness as it pertains to church family.

Mike Stevens

Arrow 9 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, South Australia Arrow 19

Mike is the husband to Michelle and father to Ella, Ben and Lucy. Mike has a real passion in seeing people come to know Jesus, coaching and developing leaders, and developing effective discipleship pathways in the local church. He has worked as a teacher, school chaplain, a long term youth Pastor, and has recently become the Senior Pastor at Clovercrest Baptist church in Adelaide. Mike loves all kinds of sports and good coffee! 


Mark Dean

Mark Dean

Arrow 14 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, Queensland Arrow 19

Mark is the Worship Pastor at Gateway Baptist Church in Brisbane. He enjoys spending time with his wife Eden, and boys Harrison and Luca. Mark also enjoys watching sport and playing the occasional round of golf.

Arrow 20

Philip Messenger

Arrow 10 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, Victoria Arrow 20

Phil is the Youth and Young Adults Pastor at The Salvation Army Box Hill Corps. He is married to Jenny who is just amazing and together they have three awesome kids. Phil is passionate about God using people where they're gifted. He follows the Eagles in the AFL.

Anthony Palmieri

Arrow 10 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, Western Australia Arrow 20

Anthony is married to Siobhan and they have three amazing children; Jenna, Makayla and Josiah. Anthony is the Senior Pastor at Lakeside Baptist Church. Lakeside operates and serves the community through a 4-court multi-purpose recreation centre. More than 7000 people a week use and benefit from the range of sporting programs. Anthony is passionate about seeing people say "yes" to Jesus and together with his team strive to reach the community with the life-changing message of Jesus through sport and relational evangelism.

Roxane Lawler

Arrow 16 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, New South Wales Arrow 20

Roxane is married to Mark, and they have three children. Roxane works at Gymea Baptist Church in Sydney’s South as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator and her passion is to see people grow and thrive while using their gifts and talents in serving God. She believes disciple-making and evangelism with children, families and young people is one of the best strategic moves a church can make. She loves walking outdoors, laughing and creativity.

Brad Case

Arrow 15 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, Queensland Arrow 20

Brad is the Mission Action Partner for Youth and Young Adults with Churches of Christ QLD and loves to see young people, particularly young leaders grow further in their potential and flourish in ministry. Brad has been a school chaplain, youth and children’s pastor, long time SU Qld camps director and has even written a children’s book. He is newly engaged to his fiancé Mercy and together they are madly planning a wedding. He enjoys all kinds of sport and also music, breaking out his saxophone whenever and wherever possible.

Executive Leaders   

Marg Tognolini

Arrow 6 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, Queensland Exec 9 (NFP)

Marg is currently working part-time as a consultant for Churches of Christ in Queensland’s Community Chaplaincy programs, and is also pioneering and developing a new project for Australian Youth Ministry leaders called My Youth Leader. Previously, she was the Director of Ministry Development & Training for SU Queensland, after serving there in a range of roles, spanning more than 24 years.

Des Ong

Arrow 7 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, New South Wales Exec 9 (NFP)



Kylie Clark

Education Executive 6 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, South Australia Exec 10 (Education) 

Martin Conway

Education Executive 4 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, New South Wales Exec 10 (Education) 

Martin is presently serving as the Director of Students - Years 3 to 6, at Barker College. Martin and wife Joanne enjoy a busy family life with four children Matthew, Jessica, Toby and Sarah. He is excited about the privilege of working in partnership with colleagues to provide high quality education while seeking to communicate in word and deed the gospel of Jesus Christ to students, staff, parents and the wider community. With 20 years working in the independent education sector in Sydney, discovering the value of exploring the inner landscape and the purpose and heart of the teacher, has proved significant for both learning and reflection in recent years. Sharing the rich blessings of life with family and friends brings great joy as does the opportunity to read, surf, ride and run a long way on a bush trail somewhere in Australia.   

Julie Lockyer

Education Executive 6 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, Queensland Exec 10 (Education)

Julie is Head of Primary at Caloundra Christian College on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. She is married to Troy and together they have three adult children in various professions, along with two beautiful grandchildren. Julie is extremely passionate about her job with the ambition of leading a school into the 21st century, being aware of the modern trends in educational thinking, which underpin Biblical Christian Philosophy and pedagogy, keeping Godly authority and reverence, for God's creative order in Teaching and Learning. In Julie’s spare time, she enjoys camping, staying fit and healthy, sewing, reading, and looking after her grandchildren.