CrossLife’s Ministry Team Staff is centred in the four areas of the church as follows:

Overall CrossLife Team

Matt Hunt (CrossLife Lead Pastor)
Dean Herring (First Quarter Team Pastor
Pam Watkins (Prayer & Seniors Enrichment Pastor)
Ash Pilbeam (First Quarter Admin Assistant)
Trista McDonald (Digital)

Helensvale Campus

Dale Lennon (Campus Pastor)
Christina Paton (Campus Office Administrator)
Hannah Mitchell (Crossroads Coordinator)
Kate Wood (Playgroup Coordinator)

Southport Campus

Jimmy Hill (Campus Pastor)
Danielle Gibbons (Campus Office Administrator)
Carina Pedro (Southport Campus Youth Leader)

Upper Coomera Campus

Stefan Maslen (Campus Pastor)
Debbie Cook (Campus Office Administrator and OSHC Chaplain)

Pastor Matt Hunt

Lead Pastor

Matt Hunt is the Lead Pastor of CrossLife. Matt has led CrossLife through the journey of planting the Highland Reserve campus with a community centric venue with neighbourhood shops, a community centre and a child care centre.
Matt is chair of Compassion Connection Ltd and Compassion Services Ltd and a member of the Malyon College council.
Matt was born in Sydney and practised law before he moved into vocational Christian ministry. He is a past Chair of the Crusader Union of Australia, past member of the SIM National Council and the Morling College Council. He is married to Robyn and they have three sons, Stephen, James and Ben.


Pastor Jimmy Hill

Southport Campus Pastor

Jim and his wife Christie have four beautiful children; Chloe, Ezra, Micah and Elijah. They are all very close in age which makes life exciting but hectic! Jim joined CrossLife Southport in 2009 as the Youth Pastor, and became the Southport Campus Pastor in 2014. He loves Jesus and longs for every person to discover the message of the gospel.

Before serving in ministry, Jim worked in Human Resources for a manufacturing company in Victoria. Growing up in Melbourne, Jim has a love for AFL, and misses watching his AFL team live! He loves spending time at the beach, in the garden, and time with family.

Pastor Dale Lennon

Helensvale Campus Pastor


Pastor Stefan Maslen

Upper Coomera Campus Pastor

Stefan is the campus pastor at the Upper Coomera Campus of CrossLife. Stefan grew up in the Youth Ministry at the Helensvale campus and enjoyed it so much he eventually applied to become the Youth Pastor in 2006 after completing a Cert IV in Youth Work and a Bachelor of Ministry. When CrossLife merged with Southport in 2012 and simultaneously established our Upper Coomera Campus, Stefan moved into his current role.

Stefan is married to Belinda and they have four children: Elijah, Ava, Elliana and Eden with whom he loves to have a good laugh, play board games very loudly, point to Jesus and build the occasional box of Lego. Stefan also enjoys a good movie, basketball and walks along the coast line.


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