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

  • Avril Lonsdale - Student Minister

    Avril Lonsdale became a Christian as a teenager when a friend shared the wonderful truth of the Gospel with her. With plans to work in the media, she completed a Bachelor of Public Relations and Marketing/Bachelor of Communications in 2011, however her passion for women and kids to know Jesus led her to full-time ministry instead. She finished a two-year ministry apprenticeship at St George North Anglican and is in her final year of the Bachelor of Divinity at Moore Theological College. A perfect day off is filled with friends, coffee and the beach.

  • Sophie szecsodi - 10am music director

    Sophie has lead our contemporary music team since Feb 2020.  

  • 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.