Our Team

Pastor: Clinton Berends

Clinton, with his wife Tracy and 4 children, joined South Barwon in 2011, having previously pastored churches in Brisbane and Perth.


South Barwon is an elder-led congregation. Together, the elders and the pastor (who is a 'teaching elder') make up the Session. The Session is responsible for the spiritual oversight of the church, ensuring that people are well cared for and growing in their faith, that we are theologically sound in all we do, and that we are active in the mission to which Christ has called us.  Session meets at least monthly to discuss and pray. Along with Clinton, there are 3 other elders, Cees Anbeek, Andrew Thierry and Phil Popping.

Other Staff

Administration: Mary Marchesi

Youth Worker: Ben Martin

Ministry Intern: Rachel Lewis