Our Team

Staff and department contacts

  • Pastor Tara

    Married in 2004, Tara and husband Duncan have 2 girls, Grace and Jaeda, and currently 2 boys through foster caring also.  With a background in building and carpentry, Duncan is an avid sports fan and outdoorsman.

    Pastor Tara has a background in community based social work and completed social Science Degree before going on to post graduate theological studies. Currently leading the WA ACC department for community engagement, Tara is passionate about social justice, community and compassion,  Tara believes love is active and the gospel is something we live, which has led her to her roles both in ministry, serving the wider community and participating in activism with #lovemakesaway

    For more check out the 'our stories' page or at her blog Leading while Learning

  • Jarrod McKenna is the co-founder of First Home Project, a community welcoming, housing and “giving a hand up not a hand-out” to recently arrived refugees,  was a part of initiating the #LoveMakesAWay movement, and is a peace award winning nonviolent social change trainer, speaking and teaching all over the world including in the US, Canada, Middle East and Eastern Europe when not at home. Preaching and teaching for more than a decade, and carrying a teaching role at Cornerstone, Jarrod leads with his life first, although he certainly has a way with words. 

    Check out his twitter here

  • Sam MAC

    Pastor Sam McAllister heads up our young adults department. With a background in carpentry and and obsession with good coffee, basically Sam is everything you would expect of a great young adults leader, practical, relational and caffeinated. A gifted preacher and insightful young leader, Sam, like may of those he leads, is embarking on many of life's great adventures, including completing his ministry studies at bible college and is recently married to the equally fantastic Emma who works in HR and has a passion for the local church, raising up young leaders, travel and good (especially Italian) food. 

  • James Owens

    Pastor James Leads our Youth team, and besides holding the title of our state movements youngest credentialed pastor, The most difficult to ever get a photo of, and most likely staff member to say i told you so ... probably because he often has told us so long before we realised he may be right, James also is one of the most dedicated and passionate youth workers around, serving in the team long before taking it on, and supporting many other departments. James has completed his Diploma in ministry/Theology , with view to continue his studies in both social science/community development and theological studies. Read his story Here

  • Katie johnson

    Katie is part way to completing her studies in ministry/theology as well as also pursuing a career and degree in Occupational Therapy. Katie works alongside the youth team across youth programs as well as heading up kids church and worship leading on Sundays. 

    Katie is passionate about equality and ethics and believes change starts with one, and is always the first to put up her hand to be the first.

  • Mike and Debbie Peters

    As well as being our go to administration, accounting and IT department in one dynamic duo, Mike and Debs have a pastoral heart and minister with a prophetic edge. Bringing their varied ministry and other work experience to the team they are always insightful and genuinely love people well.