Pastors: Garry & Sarah Grosvenor
Garry is married to Sarah. Brought up in a ‘Christmas and Easter’ Anglican family, Garry came to Christ through an encounter with the living Jesus on the family farm at Katandra West in North-East Victoria. After working as a pastoral assistant in the Anglican church for three years, he returned to study and taught as a secondary school teacher for 28 years. During that time, he served as a Sunday School teacher, Youth Group leader, Life Group Leader, and Parish Council member and prayer partner to his previous minister. Together, Garry and Sarah have been advocates for Compassion Australia for many years, supporting children and projects that have enabled churches to reach out in their local communities. One of Garry’s great delights, outside of Sarah and their children, has been seeing people come to Christ, both here and abroad, through his witness and mentoring in the faith.
Sarah is married to Garry, and together with Garry have 5 wonderful children, 2 beautiful daughter’s-in-law, and a dog and a cat to help her keep grounded and sane. She is a follower of Christ who came to faith through church camps, friends and youth groups as a teenager. Her passion after God is family, and this drives her in her desperate desire to minister to young people, children, parents and families. Her other desire is for all to know how loved they are by our Heavenly Father, how precious they are to Him, and for their lives to be directed by Him, and not the world. Sarah has had wide experience within education and student welfare, working with students and families to enable growth and learning, as well as safety and opportunities.
Finance Officer: Leah Basset
Leah is married to Ron, and they have three children.
Leah has grown up at Southland, received Jesus as Lord and Saviour as a child, and is blessed having grown up in a Christ centred home. Leah studied Economics at University and worked in banking. She loved being a stay at home mum after the birth of her first child in 2007. Leah was appointed as Children’s Pastor in the years 2013 to 2021. She currently has changed roles to do a fantastic job in the church finances.