Leadership Team

Rev. Julie Shannon
(BTh P. Theology & Bible, Cert P. Counselling, Cert. Education)

” I have a passion for the lost, the fallen and the broken to find freedom and healing in Jesus Christ and for Christians world- wide to be united as God intended”. – Rev. Julie.

Our Senior Minister grew up attending a variety of church’s and denominations as a child – as her family moved around quite a lot. Because of this she says “I don’t have a denominational bone in my body”.  Seeing The Church -the committed Christ followers around the world- as one body, no matter where they are from, what they look like and  what church they belong to is her calling card. Julie also serves as Vice Chairperson to the “Melton Christian Minister’s Association”, Chairperson to “Combined Churches Caring Melton”, and Director of the Global Church Network for CCWM where she strives towards building bridges of relationship and mutual resourcing  locally and around the world with strong foundations on Jesus Christ.  She has recently published a book called “Five-Fold Teams – Equipping the Church”


Julie is married to her husband Paul of 26 years with three beautiful daughters, two wonderful son in laws and a gorgeous grand daughter.





Rev.  Stephen Hills

(Advanced Prayer Ministry training, Christian Counselling & Counselling Skills training).

Stephen is our Associate Pastor and he and his family have been members of the Highway of Hope Christian Church for over 6 years. Growing up in a Christian family Stephen developed a strong foundation on the word of God, and has a heart to see people set free from emotional and spiritual pain.  He has a respected history of Christian counselling along with many years in various other ministry roles.

Stephen is married to his wife Peta of 17 years, and they have three lovely children.


Peta Hills
(B.A. Education, Grad Dip in Arts)

Peta is our Children’s ministry co-ordinator, and with her extensive training and experience as a school teacher she brings an invaluable resource. Peta has also studied theology and bible, enjoys preaching on occasion and loves creative pursuits where she can learn new skills to bless others.

Peta is married to her husband Stephen (above) of 17 years, and they have three lovely children.


Annie-Maree Shannon-Jansz
(Cert IV Youth Development)

Annie-Maree is our HWY Worship Director and brings with her over ten years of worship team ministry starting out a flautist and keyboardist in her first year and after moving townships has enjoyed leading and planning worship services.  She is also gifted in the creative arts, enjoys drama and brings a fresh perspective to our church worship services.

Annie-Maree is married to her husband Aaron of 3  & 1/2 years and they both have two cats and a loved big lanky afghan hound.


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