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.

 

Lauren Mead

EXECUTIVE MINISTRY ASSISTANT

Lauren is responsible for the day to day running of the church making sure our church remains focused on mission by ensuring good administration, and support various ministries in our church.

Coming Soon

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.