Our Staff

Our Staff

Pete Stedman

Pete has been the Senior Minister at Norwest Anglican since late 2010. He is married to Bree and has three daughters and a son. Pete is really excited by the opportunities Norwest Anglican has to engage with and serve the local community. He would love to meet with you anytime to talk about how Jesus makes sense of everything.

James Lewis

James is one of the senior pastors of Norwest serving alongside the Senior Minister. This includes pastoring Chapel Lane and overseeing our Community Groups. He is married to Jane and they have four wonderful and noisy boys. James was converted to Jesus in Yr12 and his biggest hope continues to be that he will treasure Jesus more and more. He would love to meet you one Sunday.

Craig Foster

Craig is married to Terese and has four children. He is one of the senior pastors at Norwest Anglican and is passionate about getting alongside people and helping them to grow in their knowledge and love of the Lord Jesus. He oversees pastoral care and new member integration at Norwest.

Jodie Jessup

Jodie is the Women’s Pastor at Norwest and is married to Jason. They have two kids, Jedidiah and Jemma. Jodie loves Jesus more than anything, having come to know him in Year 11 at school. She loves spending time with her family and being in the outdoors. Jodie hopes to help women grow in their love and praise for Jesus in all things and in all seasons.

Maria Meng

Having completed a Ministry Internship at Norwest, Maria joined the staff team as our Chinese Ministry Worker. She married Oliver Liu in 1999 and they have a son and a daughter, Minglei and Helen. Maria is passionate about helping the many Chinese people who have moved into this area come to know and love Jesus, find a home at Norwest, and become part of this church family.

Amber McPherson

Amber is the Young Women’s Worker, serving the 16-22 year old young women at Norwest. She is married to Mark and has two children, Will and Mia. She loves spending time with family and friends, and thinking about life and faith. She is passionate about mental health and unpacking how Jesus speaks to all of life.

Tim Scoular

Tim is the Youth Pastor at Norwest, serving in youth ministry and at Chapel Lane. He and his wife Lauren married in 2016. He believes that high school students have an incredible ability to lead change in our society and is passionate about seeing them grow, not just as disciples of Jesus, but disciple makers.

Vish Patten

Vish is the Kids Pastor overseeing and serving in our kids’ ministries at Norwest. He is married to Katherine. They are parents to beautiful Matea and Zalie. He is passionate about seeing kids follow Jesus and equipping parents to raise disciples that prize Jesus. Vish enjoys all sports, going to the beach in all seasons and catching up with friends.

Jason Jessup

Jason is the Music Director at Norwest leading a team of about 30 regularly rostered musicians across all our Sunday services. He is married to Jodie and has 2 children, Jedidiah and Jemma. He has a love for seeing God’s people sing his praises in ways that bring great joy to both God and his people.

Lisa Grainger

Lisa is the Operations Manager at Norwest. She is married to Damien and they have two kids. Lisa became a Christian whilst attending Christianity Explored here at Norwest and is always interested to meet others who are exploring faith. Lisa enjoys family time, cooking and reading. At work she enjoys problem solving and attention to detail to support the work of the ministries, systems and teams at Norwest.

Veronica Grima

Veronica is our part-time bookkeeper. Born in the Solomon Islands to Chinese Buddhist parents and baptised and educated in Catholic schools. She is married with two daughters and loves how God works through His people. She speaks basic Cantonese, enjoys spending time with her extensive families and is often found walking with friends.


Ministry Trainees

Luke Jarmain

Luke is the Ministry Intern, serving in youth ministry at Norwest. He loved his time as a student at Youth at Norwest, which he hopes will continue to be a place where lives are transformed by the gospel. He is passionate about encouraging and teaching youth to read the Bible for themselves, so they might know and love Jesus more.