Our Leadership & Team

We are a team who are passionate about one main thing, making much of Jesus Christ.

Pastor Ben Hentschke

Ben Hentschke

LEAD PASTOR

Ben is responsible for the overall vision and direction of the church as it is set out in the gospel of Jesus Christ and is the primary preacher and teacher at Ipswich Lutheran Church. Other than the Lord Jesus and everything to do with Him, Ben loves his wife, Kelly, building Lego and watching his favourite sporting teams.

 

Pastor Roelof Buitendag

Roelof Buitendag

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Roelof is the associate pastor and looks after our small group ministry. He assists the Lead Pastor in overseeing coaching, training and discipleship of all ministry staff and the implementation of our vision across all ministries of Ipswich Lutheran Church. He is married to Bec and they have two children; Jax and Ellie.

 

Sarah Cooper

Sarah Cooper

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Sarah is responsible for the day to day running of the church making sure our church remains focused on mission by ensuring good administration, and allowing the pastors and other staff to keep mission at the forefront of what we do. Sarah is married to her husband, Josh, and enjoys music.

 

Josh Jaeschke

Josh Jaeschke

YOUTH WORKER

Josh facilitates all areas of youth and children’s ministry at Ipswich Lutheran Church, including our Friday Night Junior Youth, Kids Hope Mentoring and Children’s Church. He also works as the chaplain at Bethany Lutheran Primary School in Raceview.

 

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Vicki Park

PASTORAL CARE COORDINATOR

Vicki helps coordinate the care for the lonely and sick, working with people willing to share God’s love and compassion with those in need. Vicki is married to Don and she loves talking about God’s amazing love through Jesus.

 

 

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Betty Taylor

CRISIS CARE COORDINATOR & ADMIN ASSISTANT

Betty oversees the coordination of our care to those less fortunate across our city through our CareNet ministry. She also assists with administration tasks within the church office. Betty is married to David and loves to help people.

 

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Veronica Heck

COUNSELLOR

Veronica is our onsite counsellor who has helped support and empower people through counselling and life coaching for over 20 years. She is married to Warren, and they have two daughters.

 

 

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Kaylee Jungfer

LUMINATE INTERN

Kaylee is an intern through Lutheran Youth of Queensland’s Luminate program. Kaylee helps out with administration and with our junior youth ministry.

 

 

Coming Soon

Daniel Mibus

LUMINATE INTERN

Daniel is an intern through Lutheran Youth of Queensland’s Luminate program. Daniel helps our with IT, administration and with our Mainly Music ministry.