Meet the Team


Pastor Chris Carmody

Pastor Chris is the Senior Pastor at Church on Tarwin and is married to Shauna. Together they have three school-aged children and are keen to provide a nurturing church environment for families. Pastor Chris also has a passion for discipleship and training. This is highlighted by his involvement in the Grip Youth Services charity and in his role as National Training Director for CRC Churches International.


Rachael Bronstring

Rachael works for the church in the areas of administration and finance. She is a mum of 4 beautiful girls who keep her as busy as God does.

Rachael loves working for the church because of the people, who support her, build her up, and challenge her in all areas. 


Chris Porter

Chris is married to Marilyn and they have two adult children and two grandchildren. He has been in ministry for over 40 years in Australia and overseas. Chris and Marilyn both have a desire to teach people about the Father heart of God, and to see lives changed through the love of God.

Chris heads up the MAN2MAN connect team and he has a vision to encourage all men to fellowship with each other and to learn more about what God has in store for their lives. 



Shane Comley

Shane Comley is one of the Co-Leaders of the Worship Team. He has served in the music ministry 30 years under different leaders. He desires to see everyone worship Christ in a new and free way.

Rebecca Para

Bec is the Kid's Pastor at Church on Tarwin and is an active member of the worship team. She is married to Joe and they share a family of 7 children, some that live in Australia and some in New Zealand. Her desire is to see people of all ages experience the reality of a living, active God.

Anne is married with 2 children and 11 grandchildren. Anne worked as a secondary art teacher until she retired, her last school being Chairo Christian School. She continues to enjoy teaching art to small groups of adults.

Her interests include painting, calligraphy, writing, prayer, teaching and encouraging others.

She has been a part of Church on Tarwin for 20 years.

Anne Marks


Christina Arandall

Christina serves as one of the Co-Leaders of the Creative Ministries team.  She is married to Luke and has two children.

Christina has been involved in Creative Ministries roles in various churches over the last 25 years and is a qualified piano and vocal teacher. Her heart is to see people engage intimately in worship and to see the church be passionate worshipers who love God first and foremost, growing deeper in their faith through music and song.