Lead Pastor

  • brent van mourik

    Lead pastor

    Brent and his wife Jane have one son, Joshua. In his spare time Brent enjoys riding his motorbike, drinking good coffee, and attempting to play golf. Before coming to Outlook, Brent served as Associate Pastor at South Toowoomba Baptist Church, and was the Queensland Church Relationship Manager at Baptist World Aid


  • Lindsay Webber

    Board Chairman

    Lindsay and his wife Sarah have 4 kids and have been attending Outlook since 2010. He works in environmental management and enjoys playing most sports (except golf), riding his motorbike and drinking good coffee. Favourite quote:  "Growing a beard is a habit most natural, scriptural, manly and beneficial." C.H. Spurgeon. 

  • Warren Jeffery

    BOARD Member

    Warren and his wife Allison have three children, two boys and a girl. He enjoys camping with his family and catching up with friends at the movies. Warren is an accountant who was born and raised in a small country town. 

  • Paul Newell

    board MEmber

    Paul has five children, 2 girls and 3 boys, and is married to Rachel. He enjoys spending time with the family and tending to fruit trees, veggie garden and chooks in the backyard. Paul is a Plant Breeder who was raised on a farm and has a thirst for providing farming communities with improved seed products.

  • michelle Melia


    Michelle has two adult children, Josh and Jemma and a naughty Beagle, Ziggy. She is a Special Needs teacher at Fairview Heights Primary school and enjoys the rewards and challenges that come with this role. She REALLY enjoys the holidays however and feels she could do them professionally if someone would pay her. In her spare time she loves to read, walk her....be walked by her dog and go to the gym.

Staff & leadership

  • Madonna yates


    Madonna's role is to provide administrative support to the lead pastor and the

    ministries of the church. Madonna came to Outlook Christian Church in September 2017 to take care of her two nieces and two nephews after spending 15 years working in Papua New Guinea with New Tribes Mission (now Crossview Australia). She a continues to work on the Patpatar Bible translation as time permits and volunteers teaching English to a refugee lady every week. 

  • Gerard Baker


    Gerard Baker, and wife Veronica, have been members of Outlook Christian Church since its inception in 2010. Gerard is the Treasurer for the church; he also edits the weekly newsletter. Gerard is retired. He is actually a New Zealander, with a Brethren church background. He holds a post-graduate degree in General Management, and also a Diploma in Missiology from the Australian College of Theology. Gerard and Veronica and their, now, two grown-up children, are well-travelled; they have lived in seven countries and visited fifty-plus countries.

  • Carrys Cruz

    WOrship coordinator

    Carrys joined Outlook and became a member of the praise and worship team in 2010. He has been playing various instruments, specifically the acoustic guitar, which he has been playing for a number of years. He is passionate about continuously learning how to use his gifts in music to serve God and glorify His name. Through his music ministry, he hopes to inspire and encourage others to do the same.



    Stanley & Genevive Loader are our enthusiastic youth coordinators of BASIC Youth. The married couple has three girls. The family loves hiking & the great outdoors.

  • Phoebe White

    kids time coordinator

    Phoebe has been attending Outlook Christian Church with her family since March 2017. Making the decision to follow Jesus at the young age of seven, she understands the importance of growing kids up in the faith. She has found a passion for teaching children God’s Word. This ministry focuses on helping children love God and His Word and enjoy being a part of church.

  • Michael cox

    Sound & data coordinator

    Michael has been attending Outlook Christian Church with his wife and two children since 2011. He has been involved in ministry for many of those years.
    He has a passion to help usher people into the presence of God with the use of great worship music, a clear spoken word and powerful visual aids. As sound and data coordinator he works closely with other volunteers and the worship team to make Sunday mornings an enjoyable and God connected experience.

  • Liam carelse

    social media COORDINATOR

    Liam has been attending Outlook Christian Church since 2012 with his family. He is passionate about reaching non-churched people with social media & spreading the message of the gospel via internet platforms. As well as running the social media, Liam is also responsible for the website. 

  • Louisa loader

    young adults COORDINATOR

    Louisa has been attending Outlook Christian Church since 2018. Louisa is passionate about creating a God focused Young Adult community. Louisa organises Life Group logistics and social nights for Outlook Young Adults.