Leadership team

  • rev. Matt heazlewood - rector

    Matt leads the ministry and staff team, is the main preacher, and directs the overall strategy for St Martins.  He has a heart for families to know Jesus!

    A former consulting engineer he has served at St Martins since February 2011 and was inducted as Rector on 1 March 2012.  He is married to to Alice and has two children.
    Focus areas: preaching, planning and strategy, small groups, training and outreach
    Enjoys: rugby, golf, a good coffee and nights out with friends.

  • rev. mamie long - pastoral care minister

    Mamie joined us in July 2017 and has been the Anglicare Chaplain at St Vincent’s Hospital responsible for pastoral care of patients and families from 2007.  She was ordained in 2009 and has also been involved with Kairos prison ministry.  Before that she was also a freelance editor, manager at Moore Books, and a publisher.

    Focus Area: Mamie oversees and coordinates womens and pastoral care ministries; building relationships through Sunday & Wednesday morning services; training and discipling leaders & helpers for womens and pastoral care ministries; Coordinating and running a monthly service at Killara Gardens nursing home.



  • Alex Drobnak - Kids & Youth minister

    Alex Drobnak joined us as our Kids and Youth Minister in February 2017. He is married to Alison and they have three teenage Children. He has been a primary school teacher for 25 years and has extensive experience with Kids and Youth through his previous appointment as a Family and Children's Pastor. 

    Focus area: Co ordinates the Sunday morning KidsChurch program, Friday night Youth Group and Playtime at St Martin's.

    Enjoys: Sport and reading



  • Rev. Carson Wu - Assistant minister

    Overseeing the Philadelphia Chinese congregation since 2013, Carson was born in Hong Kong, migrating to Australia in 1988.  He is married to Grace and is passionate about seeing disciples of Christ making others disciples of Christ. 
    Focus area: Philadelphia church and outreach to Catonese and Mandarin speakers.
    Enjoys: reading, coffee, travelling, hiking, movies, judo and baseball.

  • Marie Visvalingam - office manager

    Marie looks after all our admin and office inquiries.  She has been our office manager since December 2010, having originally trained as an architect.
    Focus area: office management, administration, and publications
    Enjoys: overseas travel, good food with family and friends

  • Sarah Rootes - Student Minister

    Sarah leads our youth and kids ministry on Friday nights and Sunday mornings with Alex.  She spent the past two years working for Stromlo Christian Church in Canberra, as the kids ministry coordinator and a leader at the youth group.  Prior to that she was the events and competitions coordinator for touch football ACT. 

  • Beth spragg - 10am music director

    Beth has lead our contemporary music team since June 2018.  She is studying her honours year in Music/Education at UNSW.  She has done Year 13 with Youthworks, coaches with the Australian Girls Choir, and is a part-time swimming instructor.

  • Chris Wagstaff

    Chris has been our organist and choirmaster for the 8am service, weddings and funerals since September 2012.  He has also taught music at many schools including Kings and MLC.