Our Leadership Explained

These are our church leaders. At Grace, being a Presbyterian church, we divide our leaders into three ‘classes’: Teaching Elders (also known as Pastors), Ruling Elders, and Deacons. We believe that these classes are taught in the Bible in Acts 6:1-8,  1 Timothy 3:1-13, and Titus 1:5-9.

Our Teaching Elders are full-time, paid pastors. Their work is to preach and teach the Bible, and pastor the people of Grace.

Our Ruling Elders are elected by the congregation to oversee the spiritual needs of our church. Teaching and Ruling Elders are equal in authority but different in function.

Our Deacons are also elected, and they see oversee the physical needs of our church.

Feel free to approach any of our Elders or Deacons if you have a concern, or want to ask any questions. You can also contact them here.

John Butler

John is married to Marie, and hails from the USA. They joined Grace’s team in June 2017. He has pastored churches for over 30 years, in addition to military chaplaincy and mission service. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University-Commerce and Reformed Theological Seminary. Marie and John have been married 37...


Clint Lombard

Clint is married to Melissa, and they have two young kids. After completing his studies in at George Whitefield College in South Africa and the London School of Theology in England, Clint served as a pastor in South Africa before moving to Grace in 2012.


Des Morris

Des is married to Ngaio, and is a retired presbyterian pastor and former manager of a local Christian radio station. He has four grown-up sons, and a dog called Monty.


Tim Richards

Tim is married to Mel, and they have two young daughters. Tim works as a chef at a local aged care home.