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WDBC's leadership structure consits of the Pastors, Staff, Leadership Team along with Ministry Team Leaders. Several times a year this leadership group gathers for vision casting, coordination, prayer and encouragement.



Title: Senior Pastor

Role:  The Senior Pastor's role is to lead the church as senior pastor. They are responsible for the preaching and teaching that occurs in the church and for empowering and equipping the church so that God's purposes and plans can be fulfilled through the whole congregation. They are accountable to the Leadership Team seeks to create a culture where everyone can Thrive! in Christ.


WDBC Associate Pastor

Name:  Matthew Thorp
Title: Associate Pastor
Phone: 0433 322 080 - Rest day on Friday

Role: Matt's role as Associate Pastor is to oversee the Pastoral Care of the church, helping people, whatever their circumstances, to feel loved, supported and cared for and to grow in their relationship with Jesus.

Profile: Matt Thorp grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney and moved with his family to Wodonga to take up the position of Associate Pastor in January 2011.

His background is in community services, having a Bachelor of Social Work and working in non-government community service organisations for 10 years.  Through this time, he also gained a Diploma of Theology to further equip him for pastoral ministry.  Heavily involved in the church in which he grew up (West Pennant Hills Community Church), he worked for 3 years as a part time Associate Pastor before his appointment to his current position.

Matt is married to Merryn and they have four children: Sahara, Macey, Cohen and Eamon.


Matt Thorp

Associate Pastor


Steve Stokes



Grace Jones

PA to Senior Pastor/


WDBC Associate Pastor

WDBC Church Office Administrator

Emily Ellis

Kids Church &

Youth Leader 


Kylie Geyer



Kids Church & Youth Leader


All staff can be contacted through the Church Office on 02 6056 1777 or

Leadership Team

The Leadership Team, which includes the Senior Pastor, exercises a ministry of spiritual oversight of the church, of temporal care of the church members, and of management of the church's finance & property. Each Leadership Team member is elected by the church membership for a two year term of service.

WDBC Leadership Team

Senior Pastor - (Vacant)

Chair       - Moses Ceraman

Secretary - Rob Bon

Treasurer - Dianne Wicks

Members  - Alison Reed, Ruth Smith, Nathan Kennedy

Members of the Leadership Team can be contacted through the Church Office on 02 6056 1777 or