Program Team

Arrow 23  

Nathan McElveney

Arrow 8 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, New South Wales Arrow 23

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.

Mark Dean

Arrow 14 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, Queensland Arrow 23

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.

Julie-anne Laird

Arrow 6 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, Victoria Arrow 23

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!!

Kimberly Smith

Arrow 9 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, Victoria Arrow 23

Kimberly Smith is a Pastor, Author and Speaker. She is also a lover of travel, eating out and all things people! In her role as Generations and Emerging Leaders Pastor for the Baptist churches of Victoria (BUV), she draws from over 14 years experience as a Generations Pastor in a local Baptist church, seeking to help churches engage generationally in mission and leadership development to see them thrive as true expressions of God's family. Kimberly is a passionate communicator, investing in people and ministries through preaching, blogging, mentoring and leadership development. 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 23

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 currently serves as the Senior Pastor at Clovercrest Baptist Church in Adelaide. Mike loves all kinds of sports and good coffee!



 Arrow 22

Edward Vaughan

Arrow 2 - Arrow Leader
Residential Program Director Arrow 22

Edward is currently the rector of St John’s Anglican Church in Darlinghurst in Sydney, where he started serving in 2011. Ed is married to Jane, and they have three children – Christopher (aka Darcy- don’t ask!), Georgia and Chloe. Darcy is married to Pip, and in 2015 Ed became Grandfather to a gorgeous girl called Frances.
Ed was previously the minister in a church in Dublin, Ireland for six years. He has been involved with Arrow in lots of different roles since he was an Arrow participant himself (in Program 2!). Recently, he has developed an interest in coaching younger leaders, which he does through the City to City network, and also as an Arrow Coach. 
Ed enjoys watching Australia beat other countries at just about any sport, but especially Rugby (sigh). He has taken up playing the piano in the last couple of years. He likes running (slowly), reading (just about anything), and avoiding DIY tasks around the house (very successfully).

Jane Vaughan

Residential Program Director Arrow 22

Jane has been married to Ed fo 36 years and it’s getting hard to remember life before that. They have three great children, a wonderful daughter in law and a delightful granddaughter who’s soon to become a big sister.
Jane loves spending time with younger women both in their church and through an organization she helps lead called Parakaleo which was created to walk alongside women married to church planters but is expanding to include women in other ministries.
Jane often tells people Arrow saved their marriage and has always been enthusiastic about its training and values and is excited to be joining the team.
Jane has recently taken up watercolour painting and loves painting flowers. She likes to read historical fiction, watch Lifestyle TV, cook for friends and garden in their small courtyard, where they have just started growing vegetables! 

Em Seinemeier

Arrow 16 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, Western Australia / South Australia / Northern Territory Arrow 22

Em Seinemeier is the Pastor for Women, Children and Families at Cornerstone Church in Busselton WA. Her heart is for the local church to thrive as a place of purpose, growth, creativity, diversity … and LIFE! She loves: great questions, that ideas are powerful, fantastic coffee and all things leadership. Despite pastoring alongside her husband Nathan, they still love each other, and time spent together with their four great and crazy kids is precious!

Grant Heslop

Arrow 12 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, Queensland / New South Wales Arrow 22

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.

Leanne Hill

Arrow Executive 2 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, Victoria / New Zealand Arrow 22

Leanne Hill has been involved in next-gen ministry in a local church context for many years. She is passionate about walking alongside people as they discover who they are and who they are to become and her favourite meal of the day is brunch with family. Leanne is a graduate of Tabor College Victoria with a Bachelor of Ministry and Master of Arts. She is married to Andrew, who is also a Pastor, they have three incredible young adult children and two amazing sons-in-law.



Arrow 24

Philip Messenger

Arrow 10 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, Victoria Arrow 24

Philip is married to Jenny and together they have three children. Phil is fulfilling God's call on his life as the Ministry Assistant at Box Hill Salvos church. He is most passionate about coaching leaders so they can find longevity and resilience in ministry, relationships and calling. In order to relax, Phil enjoys watching and umpiring Australian Rules, and also watching really bad TV shows.

Anthony Palmieri

Arrow 10 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, Western Australia Arrow 24

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 24

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 24

Brad Case is married to Mercy and is the Connection Pastor at Gateway Baptist Church in Brisbane. He has previously worked in a statewide coaching role leading generations pastors for Churches of Christ QLD, 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 enjoys all kinds of sport and music, breaking out his saxophone whenever possible.



Executive Leaders   

Marg Tognolini

Arrow 6 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, Queensland

For the past 29 years Marg has worked in senior leadership positions across 2 Faith Based organisations, SU Queensland and Churches of Christ in Queensland.  Her roles within SU Qld were primarily working with children and young people through school chaplaincy and overseeing holiday camps.  Throughout her time with SU Qld she was a part of the Executive team during a time of rapid growth in school chaplaincy.  Marg then held the role of Chaplaincy Manager for a period of 3 years with CofCQ.  At present, she is currently working as a consultant and coach and her passion is to see leaders grow and develop and influence a deep culture of leadership excellence in organisations. She has her own leadership coaching business and loves to see leaders reach their goals and potential.  Travelling overseas to Italy and Switzerland to be with loved ones, and sitting on the beach at Mooloolaba brings life and refreshment to Marg.  She loves spending time with her large, fun and beautiful family, and with her close friends and simply experiencing and doing life together.

Des Ong

Arrow 7 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, New South Wales

 Des is Director - Partner with The Future Leader Group, which provides leadership and executive coaching, organisational consulting and change management services, in addition to community leadership programs Max Potential and Generational Leaders. Des has spent over 18 years working across the corporate, education, ministry contexts and not for profit sectors. He also sits on the board of the Baptist Association of NSW and ACT and the Morling College Foundation. Des recently completed his Masters with a major thesis on the role of Emotional (EQ) and Cultural Intelligence (CQ) in developing effective and successful global leaders. Des enjoys cycling and sport, watching a good movie and spending time with his wife and two children.

Kylie Clark

Education Executive 6 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, South Australia & Western Australia

Kylie is the Principal of Sunrise Christian School, Fullarton, 5 minutes from Adelaide in South Australia, where she has worked for the past 16 years. She is married to Gavin, and has two adult children. Kylie currently leads the Primary team in developing strategies for change in their context. Her passion is seeing young lives being transformed and restored, through genuine bible-based pedagogical practice that actively engages their heart and mind to be in relationship with their creator. Her desire is to provide opportunities for people to realise their own value, and reach their full potential. In her spare time, Kylie enjoys spending time at the beach, being in the outdoors and holidaying with her family and friends.

Martin Conway

Education Executive 4 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, New South Wales

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.   

Debbie Uy

NFP Executive 2 - Arrow Leader
State Coordinator, Victoria

Debbie is currently serving as the Union Secretary and Director of Finance and Administration at the Baptist Union of Victoria. She has over 19 years experience in corporate business management and over 8 years experience in executive leadership in the NFP sector, with special focus in combining operational strategy, governance and administrative management expertise. Debbie is passionate about seeing community transformation through empowering individuals. Together with her husband Danny and some like-minded friends, Debbie recently established blesmore, a social enterprise that provides a methodology of bringing the local community to its local church and providing Government Funded training and employment pathways to people facing hardship with the end view of establishing missional communities. She and her husband have two wonderful daughters who are currently finishing their university degrees in the United States. In her spare time, Debbie loves to travel, read and do some gardening.