Pastor Steve Nixon
Pastor Mark Wall
Steve and Jenny were married in a small country town in south west Victoria almost 44 years ago.
Steve was born in Stanthorpe and worked in Forestry and National Parks throughout Qld.
Jenny was born in Timboon, trained as a Primary School Teacher and taught in various locations in Victoria.
After meeting (1975) and eventually marrying (1978) Steve and Jenny attended Bible College of South Australia (BCSA) in Victor Harbor.
During 44 years of married life, we have
- Lived in 13 different locations
- Enjoyed two ‘long service leaves’ travelling around Australia
- Worked in a camping organisation in Victoria for 25 years
- Worked as Youth Workers across Victoria
- Managed a Christian camp site at Marysville
- Raised three children, and now have 2 grandchildren
- Lived in Qld since 2006
Steve loves the outdoors and his hobbies include hiking, fishing, reading and kayaking.
Jenny enjoys walking, reading and all things ‘craft’.
We have been blessed to be a blessing.
Mark and Jo Wall have been married for almost 38 years, and Sanctuary Park is the church community where Mark and his wife Jo-Anne first met 42 years ago. Jo is Nambour born, and a Nambour Hospital trained Registered Nurse and Midwife and currently works as a community-based midwife, mostly within the Nambour Region, for the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. They have four children and two grandchildren.
On first moving to Nambour, Mark worked in the sugarcane and pineapple industries as well as small crop farming. His work included the management of a Moreton Mill-owned sugarcane farm. After ministry and theological training, Mark and family ministered in Logan City, rural Mt Walker and rural South Australia.
Returning to Nambour almost 14years ago to assist elderly parents, Mark was instrumental in founding the Nambour Men’s Shed. This was followed by Mark’s role as a Rural Chaplain for Churches of Christ Qld in the Kingaroy area where he worked within the South Burnett region to support drought-stricken farmers.
Mark sees his primary role at Sanctuary Park is to support Steve wherever needed. This part-time work also enables Mark to continue with his job as a school bus driver. Mark is passionately community focused.