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 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 published a book called “Five-Fold Teams – Equipping the Church”


Julie is married to her husband Paul of 30 years with three beautiful daughters, two wonderful son in laws and two grand daughters.






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 8 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 21 years, and they have three lovely children.