Our STaff

  • GORDON WILD, senior pastor


    Gordon has been the Senior Pastor here since 2010. His delights in encouraging people's in their faith in God and their life with others. He is keen to see people and congregations become agents of change. He is also commited to supporting the ministries of Whitley College and of the Canterbury Council of Churches. Coming from a background in youth work and community development, he has been in full time christian ministry for over twenty five years. He previously served the Baptist churches at Ivanhoe, Collins Street, and West Prestion. He has also spent four years working with Baptcare and the Baptist Union of Victoria empowering over 70 Baptist congregations to become involved in local community ministries.      

  • Joy Marshall, associate pastor - family and community ministries

    Joy has over twenty years experience in ministry with children in churches, and 'even more' in wider life. A mother and grandmother, she delights in making creative spaces to nurture the whole child, in active cooperation with the parents of our church and wider community. Joy has completed an Advanced Diploma in Theology, and is now completing a degree in Counselling. 

  • Natasha Sawtell, OFFICE MANAGER

    Natasha joins us from a successful career, training people in high quality service provision across a range of fields. She brings a personal touch to daily life at Canterbury, as well as providing a backbone to the organisation's ongoing operations.