Board (Overseers)

  • BEN Mchugh

    board chairman

    Ben and his wife, Joy, have 7 daughters that take up most of their spare time. Ben absolutely loves his sports, being an ex PE teacher he likes nothing more than attempting to swing at the little white round ball and shooting a few hoops. Ben also leads the North Toowoomba Life Group. 

  • michelle Melia

    board Secretary

    Michelle is a single mother to two teenagers, Josh & Jemma. Besides raising her kids, she also enjoys the privilege of being teacher to children with special needs at a local primary school. In her spare time she enjoys reading for pleasure as well as researching many and varied topics and spending time with friends and family. Michelle also leads the Ladies Life Group.

  • Dean Carelse

    Board member

    Dean and his wife have two sons and one daughter and is a high school teacher. Dean loves to hike and experience the great outdoors. He also leads the Mens Life Group, and serves on the coffee team and setup and pack up team.

  • John Merriweather

    Lead Pastor

    John is married to Janine and has three adult sons, three grandchildren and a dog. He enjoys fishing in his tinny and working in his garden. In the past he studied agricultural science, worked for a stock feed company, then studied theology. He has been the pastor of a number of churches in Queensland and Victoria. He is also an instructor for 'Walk thru the Bible' and drives buses part time.




    Christine joined the Outlook Team in April 2017. Christine was born and brought up in Kenya but has lived in Australia for nearly 19 years. Christine is married to Ash and together they have two daughters and a son. Born again at the age of 12, Christine has grown to be passionate about prayer warfare - joining fellow intercessors in Toowoomba Region. She has also taught Religious Instruction (RI) at a local primary school. 

  • Carrys Cruz

    WOrship coordinator



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

  • Michael cox

    Sound & data coordinator

    Michael has been attending Outlook Christian Church with his Wife and two children for over 5 years. 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.

  • Sam Van Tricht & Bek Kamel

    young adult coorindators

    Sam and Bek have been attending Outlook Christian Church together since September 2017 and are looking forward to getting married this September. Sam is studying externally at Malyon Bible College and Bek works as a personal carer for the disabled. They both have a great passion for seeing the growth of God’s kingdom in the young adult community. Their ministry focuses on discipling the young adults group so they can outreach in each of their own worlds.

  • Gerard Baker


  • 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.