At MAC we serve Christ as partners in the gospel (Philippians 1:4-5). Every member is valued and essential.
The MAC ministry staff team are responsible for the equipping and encouraging of our partners to be “alive with Christ”, in our homes and the highlands, in all our gatherings and as we passionately take the gospel to the world.
Rev. Rob Sharp
“Hi, my name is Rob Sharp and I’m Senior Minister of MAC. I’m married to Cass and our kids are Nathaniel (18) and Caitlin (15).
Knowing Jesus is the greatest treasure in my life. It began through my parents, as they lived and shared the gospel of Jesus with me and my sisters. Through our local church, I came to know and understand the truth of Jesus through God’s word.
God has given me lots of great ministry opportunities to serve Him. After leaving school as an Electrician and then working for Anglican Youthworks in Camping ministry, sharing the message of Jesus. After that, I studied at Moore Theological College from 2002-2005, which was a great privilege. I was then ordained as an Anglican Minister and have served in Narellan and, as the Senior Minister, at Harbour Church in Shellharbour for 11 years. I began my role as the Senior Minister of MAC in January 2021.
Being the Senior Minister of MAC is a great privilege and an exciting opportunity to be a part of what Jesus is going to do in His Church.”
You can see snapshots of my life and my walk with Jesus on Instagram – robsharp74.
Rev. Mike Hanbury
Mike oversees our growth groups ministry and our 11:00am and 5pm services.
After being a study skills coach at university, he went to Moore Theological College from 2012-2015 and was ordained in the Sydney Anglican Diocese in 2016. Mike has previously served in East Lindfield and Caringbah before coming to Mittagong in 2021. He grew up on the North Shore of Sydney and is loving the sea change in the Southern Highlands!
He is married to Fiona and they have a son, Theodore.
He loves to share Christ and desires that Christians grow to be more like Christ. He enjoys a good coffee anywhere in the highlands, so hit him up for one!
Youth and Children's Minister (part time)
Rochelle is our part-time Youth and Children’s Minister, who joined our staff team in 2018. A former primary teacher with years of experience with Girls’ Brigade, camps and conferences in children’s ministry, Rochelle recently worked for Girls’ Brigade Australia as their National Administrator before commencing work at Mittagong Anglican.
Rochelle, her husband Matt and their children have been active members of our church for a number of years, helping with kids church, our afterschool club, Kids@Mac, and performing puppet shows for special events such as Christmas services and family services.
Rochelle oversees our children’s and youth ministry, including our playgroups and Kids@Mac, and Follow groups.
MTS APPRENTICE: CHILDREN'S AND YOUTH MINISTRY
Sam is currently in her second year of a two year ministry apprenticeship here at MAC, primarily working with kids and youth. She has been a member of our church for over 8 years now and has been involved in our youth ministries for most of that time. She is currently undertaking a Diploma of Ministry at Youthworks college as part of her training program and is really enjoying the opportunity to get to know God more, and learning how to share and teach the Gospel of Jesus to young people effectively.
To support Sam in her study and ministry please click HERE
OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR (PART TIME)
Kathy is our part-time Office Administrator, running our church office and overseeing the many admin matters regarding the church.
Extending her hours in April, 2021, the hours and days vary, doing 28hrs in total.
Kathy and her husband, Bill, have been active members of MAC for the past 30 years.
In 2022 Josh has come onboard as a ministry intern here at MAC. He’s super keen to gain ministry experience this year, after recently graduating from Youthworks College. God has worked in Josh’s life through his loving Christian family, and then when he became a Christian as a teenager through youth camps and older Christians in church. Josh has grown up in the Highlands, he’s got 8 siblings, and he loves teaching kids and teenagers about Jesus. He also is enthusiastic about music, movies, and video games.
This year Josh is coordinating Kids Church on a Sunday morning, as well as being involved in youth ministry on a Friday night.
The Parish Council
Our parish council and church wardens are volunteers elected each year. They are the governing body for the financial and property affairs of our church.