Tim Clemens

Tim Clemens

Lead Pastor. Tim grew up in Sydney, is married to Emma and a daughter called Brooke. He describes himself as an entrepreneur with the heart of an evangelist, and wants to see lots of bible-based churches planted all over Australia. He and Emma started Grace City in 2014. Tim loves preaching, surfing, and good coffee.

Matt Varcoe

Matt Varcoe

Maturity and Mission Director. Matt is married to Shell and has a son called George. He likes spending Saturdays enjoying the outdoors and eating good food. He loves Jesus and seeing other people come to know and love Him too. Matt is excited to see how God uses Grace City to reach out to Green Square and beyond with the life-giving message of the Gospel. Before he was a Pastor, Matt was a Primary School teacher.

Amy Townsend

Amy Townsend

Membership and Ministry co-Director. Jesus says, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few" (Matt 9:37) so after running her own business for six years, Amy made the decision to spend two years doing a Ministry Apprenticeship (MTS) with Grace City Church. One thing led to the next, and Amy now works full time at Grace City and studies part time at SMBC. She is married to Jesse and in her free time you’ll usually finding her crocheting (or making jewellery or knitting or planting succulents!).

Tom Pattison

Tom Pattison

Magnification and Ministry co-Director. Married to Brie, Tom has been attending Grace City since 2015 and working here since 2018. Apart from a life-long love of tennis, he is passionate about learning new languages. His heroes are unusually focussed and disciplined people with deep convictions. Tom's heart is stirred by this truth: because of Jesus' death on the cross in our place for our rebellion, Christians can stand before God perfect and unjudged.

Jade Hajj

Jade Hajj

Apprentice. Although born in Sydney, Jade has only lived here since 2016. Raised in Beirut, Lebanon, Jade started following Jesus at age 15 and has slowly been growing in Christ ever since. He loves studying the Bible, reading and watching tv with his wife Karen. Jade is currently doing a ministry apprenticeship (MTS) at Grace City, studies part-time at Moore College and runs a communications consultancy business.

Charles Cleworth

Charles Cleworth

Music coordinator. Charles is married to Ash and a father to Poppy. Having completed an MTS apprenticeship with Grace City in 2015-2016, Charles now spends most of his time studying at Moore Theological College. He gets up in the morning because he is genuinely convinced heaven and hell are real. Charles loves books, coffee and indie-folk-rock-pop tunes.

Brie Pattison

Brie Pattison

City Kids Coordinator. Brie never thought she'd be in ministry, but now she can't imagine anything she'd rather do than tell people about the God who longs to be reconciled to them. She works as the Chaplain at an Anglican girls school and coordinates City Kids. Brie and her husband Tom live in the eastern suburbs and on the weekend you'll find her at the beach or on a long coffee date with a friend.

Paul Graham

Paul Graham

Student Minister. Paul is married to Sophie and spent the last four years working as a youth minister on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. He now studies full time at Moore Theological College and in 2019 started at Grace City in a student ministry role. You will often see Paul in the band on Sundays.