Our Team

Ps Geoff Shepherd

Senior Pastor
The Senior Pastor of MPBC for over 10 years, Ps Geoff is an incredible preacher with a wealth of life experience as a former Policeman and Youth Pastor. He is known and loved for his warmth, humility, and care for people. He is married to his Canadian wife Deb, with three kids (Jake, Haley, and Levi), and he loves spending time with his family. Geoff also spends half a day a week as chaplain at the Richmond Tigers, and as a lifelong fan loves his role.

Ps Kathryn Jensen

Care + Connect Pastor
Ps Kat is responsible for all of our pastoral care and Life Groups. She loves seeing people of all ages, stages and cultures gathered together under the name of Jesus, and sees the local church as the hope of the world. She loves coffee in any and every situation, enjoys karaoke from time to time, and enjoys storm chasing, having spent time exploring Tornado Alley in the USA. Kat also works part-time as a counsellor at Mill Park Community Care, and is studying for her Masters in Theological Studies.

Ps Kathy Pitman

Worship + Children + Young Families Pastor
Ps Kathy is responsible for the oversight of all our Children’s ministries and Creative ministries. She’s hugely passionate about discipleship, and desires to see disciples raised up and released. She loves her family and spends most of her free time keeping SIX teens and young adults in line, along with her husband Alistair. Kathy also loves liquorice bullets and a good movie!

Ps Adam Deveson

Youth + Young Adults Pastor
Ps Adam oversees our youth and young adults. He longs to see people of all ages and stages growing closer to Jesus, and loves working with his wife Tash in building the identity of our youth and young adults ministries. He loves his soccer and is a passionate Manchester City fan. Adam is also interested in the creative expression of gentrification in renovation and design.

Ps Samy Kaldas

Arabic Ministries Pastor
Ps Samy oversees our ministry for our Arabic-speaking brothers and sisters from the Mill Park and surrounding areas.  Samy is a passionate preacher with a heart for multi-ethnic ministry.  He is married to Martha and they have three children.

Leanne Howey

Church Administrator
Leanne is our much loved administrator, who could be described as the method in the madness. She works with our Pastoral Team and Board to oversee the day-to-day operations of our church. Leanne has been a long-time member of MPBC, and has two kids/young adults, Sarah & Ryan, and one son-in-law, Ben.