Church Staff Roger Harris Leadership and Teaching Ministries Roger is the Senior Leader at Toongabbie Baptist Church. Roger moved up from Melbourne in 1992 to train for the Pastoral ministry and met his wife-to-be Megan. Commencing at TBC in 1997, Roger ministers to serve people in our local community and help people to find hope in Jesus. Roger and Megan have four children spread through high school and primary school. He also loves going to the movies with his kids, and his favourite food is a tie between eating KFC or hot chips and gravy on a cold day… preferably both together. Lucas Herczeg Children's Ministries Lucas Herczeg leads the Children’s ministries at Toongabbie Baptist church. After 20 years in the printing industry and management, Lucas finally landed his dream roles of part-time Children’s ministry and part-time School Chaplain. These roles allow him to use his previous experience in leading and training and his passion for helping children and their families grow deeper in their relationship with Jesus and with each other. Lucas puts a special importance on young families and children feeling connected and loved. He is married to Holly and they have seven children together three girls and four boys from toddler to tween. Lucas likes all sports, especially soccer and the Parramatta Eels and can be quite competitive, he loves a good handball challenge. Fiona Gardner Youth & Young Adults Ministries Fiona leads the Youth and Young Adults ministries at Toongabbie Baptist Church. She has been coming to this church since January 2013. Fiona has completed Diplomas’ in Counselling and Community Services and has a heart for the youth and their families within our community. She has a passion to see teenagers reach their full potential and her dream is to see the young people of our church and community on fire for Christ. Fiona is married to Dallas and combined they have four children. In her spare time, Fiona enjoys baking treats for her kids, reading, watching movies, walking her two dogs and playing superheros with her boys. Ashley Harris Creative Services Ministries Ashley commenced a day a week to help equip our teams and prepare services each week. Our Sunday Services are a place to be with a community of people who love God and want to centre their lives on His purposes. The goal of Services is to help people connect with God each week in ways that build faith and hope. Agnes Anandaraj Office & Hospitality Ministries Agnes Anandaraj commenced in 2017 to oversee the Office and Hospitality Ministries. Agnes trained as a Civil Engineer in India. At an young age, she committed her life to serving God in all possible ways. Agnes married her husband Anandaraj in 2006 and they are blessed with 2 children. They immigrated to Australia in 2015 and have been attending Toongabbie Baptist Church ever since. In her free time Agnes likes to bake and watch detective series and courtroom dramas on netflix. Ariana Shepherdson Administration Ministries Ariana Shepherdson is a qualified accountant and has been working in a diversified business roles for the last 7 years with a wide variety of experience. Ariana came to TBC several years ago and has a heart to serve the Lord with her gifts and abilities. She commenced overseeing the administration of the church in 2018 with a desire to see the church property used effectively for God. Charles Shepherdson Pendle Hill High SRE Co-ordinator Charles is married to Ariana and supported by the Church and the Holroyd Special Religious Education Board to co-ordinate Student ministry at Pendle Hill High School. Sebastian Sellas Cleaning Co-ordinator Sebastion has recently immigrated with his wife Lavanya and son to Australia with a heart to serve God in whatever way he can help. Sebi oversees the practical cleaning ministry teams of the church so that the church facilities reflect our commitment to great hospitality and care for all who use the church facility. Jen Clachers Finance Ministry Jen is a qualified accountant and serves as the church bookkeeper with a heart to ensure the church operates above reproach in all financial matters. She is married to Andrew and they have three children. Elders The Elders oversee the spiritual affairs of the Church, in collaboration with the Pastoral Team. Together they spiritually care for the people connected with the church through preaching, visitation and prayer. Our current Elders pictured (L-R) are John Anandanathan, Peter Dearth, Daniel Podrugovic and Barry Peters. Deacons The Deacons, as far as may be in their power, are responsible for the practical ministry of the Church and manage the routine operations of the Church. In particular they look after the finance, property, administration and membership of the Church. Our current Deacons pictured (L-R) are Aaron Dhanaraj, John Bailey, Leon Beckett, Rohan Thevarajah and John Sebukumar.