The New Testament recognises leadership in the local church as being carried out by Elders (pastors) and Deacons (servants). We are looking to model Melbourne Lights Church according to the Bible.

Our lead couple, along with the other elders and deacons work together as a team to lead and shepherd the church.

Our Leadership Team

Matt and Elodie Doty

Lead Elders

Matt and Elodie are fun. Matt loves cheese and biscuits. Elodie can be found finding treasures in op shops everywhere. They have two spunky boys Hugo and Henry.

Mark and Louise Shepstone

Eldership Couple

Mark and Louise are fantastic. Mark has a killer squash game. Louise is full of joy and laughs. They have four children, Liana, Jessica, Jonathan and Joshua.

Olaf and Liana Rutgrink

Eldership Couple

Olaf and Liana are amazing. Olaf is an engineering genius. Liana makes the worlds greatest caramel slice. They have two gorgeous boys, Riley and Lewis.

David and Gabby

Eldership Couple

David and Gabby are awesome. David plays with power, making communication a breeze. Gabby has been known to make enough lasagne to feed 50 ravenous youth. They have four fabulous children, Jess, Bethany, Jordan and Amy.