Our Staff Team

Adrian Russell

SENIOR MINISTER

Adrian is really glad that God not only chooses to love and forgive unworthy people like him, but he also gives them the freedom and joy of serving in the kingdom of Jesus Christ. He is committed to getting the people of Northmead and Winston Hills to know Jesus and so be fired up and passionate for him. Adrian is husband to Rowena and father to Charlotte, William, James and Nicholas. He enjoys reading books with swords and dragons in them, watching movies with explosions and superheroes, and playing cricket in the back yard with the kids.

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Joshua Johnston

ASSISTANT MINISTER // 11AM FAMILY CHURCH & YOUTH

Joshua is passionate about Jesus and his word, the Bible and he loves seeing people come to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Saviour. He is married to Bernadette and they have four spectacular kids – Nathan, Sophia, Christopher and Annabelle. Joshua looks after our 11am gathering and youth ministry. He is keen to help people share the good news of Jesus Christ with everyone and anyone they meet.

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Mark Groombridge

ASSISTANT MINISTER // WINSTON HILLS & 5PM

Mark became a disciple of Jesus Christ when he heard and accepted the news about Jesus’ death and resurrection as a teenager. He has been serving and proclaiming God and Jesus Christ in many different contexts in Australia and overseas. Before joining the team at Northmead, he was a Church Missionary Society missionary, assisting the pastor of a church in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Mark is married to the beautiful Rochelle, and they have three children: Matej, Philippa, and Calvin. Together they enjoy working in the garden, family outings, sailing their home-made boat, and eating Rochelle’s delicious cuisine. Mark is a serious rugby fanatic.

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Josh Russell

ASSISTANT MINISTER // 645 NIGHT CHURCH

Josh was born into a Christian family, but only really started to take Jesus seriously at about the age of 13. Soon after that he realised that some people actually got paid to share the good news about Jesus with others full time. So when he left school he did a ministry apprenticeship at St Andrew’s Cathedral, and then went to Moore College. Josh married Kathryn in 2013 and joined the staff at Northmead in 2015.

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Jacquie Sperinck

CHILDREN’S MINISTER

Jacquie grew up knowing that God was real, but didn’t understand just how incredible what He has done for us in Jesus is, until she was brought along to youth group as a teenager. She loves Jesus and loves sharing Him with people at all ages and stages.

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Sharon Partlett

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Sharon is married to Ben with two great children, and they are a part of the Winston Hills congregation. Sharon is in the office part-time looking after church administration. She is privileged to teach kids at Winston Heights scripture during the week and helps with kids’ groups on a Sunday. When she can she likes skiing, hanging out with her family and having good conversation over a meal or coffee.

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Ministry Apprentices

Rusdyan Cocks

MINISTRY APPRENTICE

Samantha Osland

MINISTRY APPRENTICE

John Kim

MINISTRY APPRENTICE

Alex Hitchcock

MINISTRY APPRENTICE

Dan Sperinck

MINISTRY APPRENTICE