Lead Pastors

Joseph & Lisa McAuley are the Lead Pastors at St Luke's. They’re fantastic leaders who are committed to helping people make sense of this mysterious gift we have all been given called life. This begins in the Bible; a grand-narrative of God at work throughout history.  A narrative in which we find the true story of humanity and the ability to make sense of our own lives.  We discover the real and resurrected Jesus Christ who passionately loves all people and that it is possible to have a life-giving and life-changing relationship with Him.

Joseph and Lisa's conviction is that life is to be lived in the light of God's story. They look forward to St Luke's growing as a community where people find Jesus, and as a community where people are sustained in their commitment to following Jesus in the world. 

Joseph is a great preacher and teacher.  He has a Master's Degree from Alphacrucis College in Australia and a Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in the States. He is a keen reader but also loves getting outdoors, running up the Mount, fishing, getting to the gym, the NRL, coffee, red wine and craft beer. 

Lisa multitasks as a mum, a pastor, and a nurse. She is one of the most hospitable people you’ll ever meet and will often be found whipping up a delicious meal or some tasty home baking for someone.  When she gets a moment to herself Lisa loves reading Francine Rivers and drinking Mochaccinos, which she insists are not 'lolly coffees.'

Joseph and Lisa have three wonderful children Annamari, Romeo and Lochlan. They love adventuring through life as a family.