staff + leadership

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

Board

  • 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. 

  • michelle Melia

    BOARD MEMBER

    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.

  • Warwick Anderson

    board MEmber

    Warwick has a family of 5 boys and 4 girls and is a pathology scientist here in Toowoomba. He enjoys the outdoors going camping and bushwalking, particularly multi day back packing hikes. He came to Outlook early 2016 and began to serve on the set up roster and later became part of the MC team. Warwick is passionate about worship and prayer and to see people grow through service and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Staff + leadership

  • Liam carelse

    Pastoral intern

    Liam has been attending Outlook Christian Church since 2012 with his family. He is passionate about seeing creative skills and abilities to help build up the kingdom of God. He overseas the worship and production teams as well as the visual media of Outlook.

  • Madonna yates

    ADMINISTRATION OFFICER + Child safety coordinator

    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. 

  • jack + Anne kamst

    life group coordinators

    Jack and his wife Anne have two grown children and one grandson.

    They have worked extensively with refugees over the last few years and are passionate about their wellbeing. Jack likes reading, woodworking and sports of all kinds (including golf). Anne likes spending time with other women, her grandson and relaxing. .

  • John + Lynn farmer

    Care COORDINATORs

    We have been part of Outlook since its inception. Likewise we have been happily involved with the Care Team and Coffee Team. We enjoy peaceful living on our rural block. We have been blessed with a daughter and son who have given us seven grand children and one great grand son who we love being involved with. We enjoy gardening, motor cycle riding and John spends many hours in his workshop

  • phoebe CARELSE

    kids 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.


  • STANLEY + GENEVIeVE LOADER

    YOUTH COORDINATORS

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


  • Louisa + Ethan

    young adults COORDINATORs

    Ethan has been attending Outlook Christian Church with his family since 2012 and Louisa has been attending since 2018. They work together to coordinate Outlook’s Young Adult ministry through Bible studies and social events. Their hope is to create a community of fully devoted followers of Christ.


  • Jemma melia

    worship COORDINATOR

    Jemma has grown up with Outlook since it was founded in 2010. She has been involved in the worship at church all throughout her years at Outlook, eventually becoming a worship leader and now Worship Coordinator. She enjoys doing gymnastics, playing pool, and reading in her spare time. She is currently studying clinical exercise physiology at USQ and has two jobs, one as a support worker and another as a gymnastics coach.

  • Michael cox

    Production coordinator + facilities manager

    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.

  • Kathy peake

    host team COORDINATOR

    Kathy is married with four children, and she and her family were founding members of Outlook Christian Church. She recognizes the importance of having a welcoming church culture, and believes the Host Team ministry is a vital tool in helping church attenders feel at home within the Outlook community. As coordinator of this ministry, she is excited to be able to oversee opportunities for adults, teens and children to serve within the church.

  • Gerard Baker

    Treasurer

    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.

  • Laura Andrews

    events COORDINATOR

    Laura and her husband Cameron have 2 children and have been attending Outlook since late 2019. Laura has had a passion for event planning from a young age and is dedicated to making the events at Outlook memorable and a blessing to those who attend. In her spare time Laura looks after the kids, bakes, attends regular life groups and is also a vocalist on Outlook’s Worship Team.