National Leadership Team

Phillip Mutzelburg

has served the local church vocationally since 1980, and has seen the church he led grow through many hundreds to become a significant church serving others. His wife, children and their spouses are all vitally involved in the work of the local church. Having handed over leadership of the local church he now serves the movement as president. Phillip loves being a part of changing things, watching Australia beat the Poms, laughing his head off at old Laurel and Hardy movies, and driving his almost 60 year old FJ Holden where he claims God rides with him.


Tim O’Neill

with his wife Sharon planted New Directions Community Church in 1994 and have led the church since then. The church is based at The Tailrace Centre in Launceston Tasmania. The Tailrace Centre houses a function and convention centre, café restaurant and indoor children’s playground and is designed to help the ministries of the church connect daily with people who would not normally consider going to church. Tim and Sharon are passionate about reaching people with the good news of Jesus and discipling them to live as followers of His who will in turn seek to reach and disciple others. Tim has been actively involved in raising church planters and has been on the board of Empart for over 10 years. Tim is also involved in a number of market place ministries including Half Time. Tim and Sharon have three children.

Rick Paynter

Rick Paynteris a founding leader of Gateway Family Church, a highly creative and contemporary church in the City of Frankston, Melbourne.  At heart he is a social entrepreneur and a church planter, and has helped start many churches in Australia and Papua New Guinea. He is also founder of The Gateway Children’s Fund, established to help release children from poverty in Papua New Guinea. Rick is married to Marcy, who is also a Pastor at Gateway. They have two children who love Jesus and who serve His cause through their local church. Rick is committed to personal health and fitness, road bike riding, and the Collingwood Football Club.


Carl Mutzelburg

Carl_Mutzelburg7took on the role of Lead Pastor of Catalyst Church in February 2010.  He has had over 14 years ministry experience plus professional experience from a public sector background.  Carl and his wife Jessica have 3 young daughters. His heart and motivation is to see our Christian faith expressed in such a way that it makes a difference in the lives of all who come into contact with it. Carl loves the footy, cricket and soccer – more so when his team is winning. Give him a good coffee, newspaper and a view of the ocean and he is a happy man!


Marci Paynter

Marcy Paynteris the Creative Ministries Pastor at Gateway Family Church in Seaford, Victoria. 


Andrew CorbettAndrew Corbett

has pastored Legana Christian Church (Tasmania) since 1995 after pastoring in Melbourne from 1990. Together with Kim, they have four children (two in University, one in high school, and one in Primary School). He serves as the Operations Manager of WayFM and the President of ICI Theological College Australia. Being born in Geelong he is naturally a Cats supporter. He is a keen tennis player and a compliant bush-walker.