Tim Clemens

Tim Clemens

Lead Pastor. Tim grew up in Sydney, is married to Emma, and has two children Brooke and Tyler. 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 two young sons who keep him busy. He likes spending time off enjoying the outdoors and eating good food - especially a particular type of spicy chicken. He loves telling people about Jesus and seeing them come to know and love Jesus. Before he was a Pastor, Matt was a Primary School teacher.

Amy Townsend

Amy Townsend

Membership and Ministry 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!).

Charles Cleworth

Charles Cleworth

Magnification Director. Charles is married to Ash and they have two girls, with another one on the way. Charles feels the weight of the realities of heaven and hell and has a deep desire to see people won for the gospel, both in the Green Square area and beyond. He is a graduate of Moore Theological College and loves books, coffee, cycling, swimming and music (and occasionally runs).

Director of Next Gen

Director of Next Gen

Director of Next Gen. Emma is married to Tim and has two children Brooke and Tyler. She has been involved in leading Children’s and Youth ministry for over 15 years. Emma is also an experienced educator and currently works part time at St Andrew’s Cathedral School. Emma enjoys going to the beach and jumping on the trampoline with her children.

Carol Lye

Carol Lye

EA and Administrator. Carol is currently studying full-time in pursuit of a new career as a Secondary School Teacher. Before studying, Carol worked as a marketing professional. Carol believes she is particularly gifted in support roles like this one and is excited to ensure that Grace City continues to be an organised, prepared and prayerful place that proclaims the gospel. Carol enjoys good food, planting, travelling, playing video games and colourful spreadsheets.

Cornelius Do

Cornelius Do

MTS Apprentice. Ministry has always been a part of Corn's life since University, but 2020 was the year where God prompted him to ask: “why not do more?”. Corn is completing his MTS apprenticeship in 2021 and plans to complete his studies at Moore College thereafter. In his spare time, you can find him playing music and longing for his sports-ready resurrection body.

Benjamin Yaep

Benjamin Yaep

Intern. Ben is from Malaysia and is currently studying at C3 College with a passion to see a generation of young people rise up take Malaysia by storm with the love of Christ. His favourite soccer team is Liverpool FC and he enjoys spending his free time catching up on movies or catching up with friends over a cup of coffee. Ben is married to Sharon and is looking forward to be reunited with her next year when he finishes his journey in Sydney.

Rachel Tam

Rachel Tam

Intern. Rachel was born and raised in Hong Kong and is currently a fourth-year Medical Student. She considers herself extremely blessed that church has always been a part of her life. With this being her research year, Rachel has been gifted greater flexibility in her studies and joyfully looks forward to learning and serving as much as she can. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys reading, good food, coffee, travelling, and baking.