22 National Park Road, Nambour, Qld, 4560
07 5441 2833

Meet Our Teams

Our Staff Team

Carolyn Grieve

Administrative Assistant

Carolyn joined the staff in May 2015 as Administrative Assistant after having spent 5 years full time caring for her aged mum. Carolyn had previously worked as a Doctor’s Receptionist, and as Administrative Assistant roles for over 12 years. Carolyn volunteers to serve in several teams including the church worship team and Pastoral care team. She enjoys photography, reading, looking after grandchildren, travelling and most of all loves spending time with family and friends and encouraging others in their faith.

Debbie Whalley


Debbie joined the team in July 2015 as the church’s bookkeeper. Debbie also works part time at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital several days a fortnight. Debbie hobbies include doing crosswords and jigsaw puzzles. She loves to spend time with family and friends.

David Poade


David has been employed as the church cleaner since early 2017, having 4 buildings on site to keep clean. He also volunteers to serve in our worship team. David also drives a school bus and loves spending time with his family and pets. His hobbies are doing puzzles, Aussie Rules, walking, bike riding and music.

Steven Rose

Digital Communicator

Steve has been employed as our digital communicator since April 2018. He looks after our website and Facebook page. He is also involved with the Visual presentations during our church services which he has done since attending over 15 years ago. Steve likes to do wildlife and landscape photography and is a keen ornithologist.

Our Elders Board

Barbi Shipton


Barbi Shipton first served in leadership roles at the church in 1986. Barbi is also a small business owner who devotes a lot of her time to supporting and encouraging people in their faith through workshops and events held in her Scrapbooking shop. Barbi loves her family and enjoys spending time scrapbooking, card making and singing and playing guitar. Barbi leads our worship services and teams, and has a servant heart.

Ian Grieve


Ian Grieve joined the church in September 1985. Ian has been actively involved in all facets of ministry, including working with young people, Men’s ministry, Property Team, working bees, Leadership and overseas Mission. Ian loves spending time with his extended family and his interests include military trucks of the 1940’s, particularly amphibious trucks, travelling, camping, off-roading

Don Martin


Don Martin has been a member of the Church of Christ Nambour since 1979. Don is the Chairperson and brings to the role several years of experience and expertise in governance. Don has served as Sunday school teacher, team leader, Elder and serves in our worship team as computer operator for our Sunday services. Don loves spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He is a wise man.

Lesleigh Ward


Lesleigh Ward first came to church of Christ Nambour in 1979. Lesleigh has been involved in ministry with girls, Sunday School, Kids Church, and support worker with the Youth Group. She is a member of the Pastoral Care Team, the Property Team and one of the Co-ordinators of the kitchen. Lesleigh loves spending time with her family and grandchildren and her hobbies are gardening, fishing, reading and simple gatherings with friends. Lesleigh encourages people who are doing life tough.