Our Leadership & Team

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

Pastor Ben Hentschke

Ben Hentschke


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


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


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


Josh facilitates all areas of youth and children’s ministry at Ipswich Lutheran Church, including our Friday Night Engage Junior & Senior Youth Groups, and Kids Hope Mentoring program.

Coming Soon

Betty Taylor


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.


Coming Soon

Veronica Heck


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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We will continue to meet online until we're able to meet again at our physical locations.