Ministry Team

As you'll see, our ministry team is made up of a diverse group of people. We enjoy working together around Jesus to serve our church and local community. Meet our ministry team... 


    Linden is married to Emma and they have three children. Linden grew up in Brisbane and has a passion for seeing churches grow and for planting new churches around Brisbane. He studied theology at Moore Theological College in Sydney before returning to Queensland in 2009 to minister at Redlands Presbyterian. He enjoys mountain bike riding and bad action movies, but mainly loves talking to people about Jesus.

    You can get in touch with him at:

  • Josh Swarts (Assistant Pastor)

    Josh is married to Deb, and they are parents to two young kids. Being a WA lad, Josh loves AFL and most things to do with the beach - including camping and fishing. He and Deb are also big fans of road tripping with coffees in hand.

    Josh graduated from Sydney Missionary & Bible College in 2011. He served as a Pastor at a Christian Reformed Church in Hobart until his move to Redlands in 2015. He's passionate about teaching God's word and seeing people saved and matured by it.

    You can get in touch with him at:


    Jennie is married to Mark and they have two boys. Jennie and Mark grew up in Brisbane, then moved to Sydney and then to Oxford, England. Jennie enjoys music, ticking things off her list/s, little kids, Brisbane in winter, and a good book. She loves watching people grow in Christ and that God’s love for us in Christ makes everything worthwhile. 

    Jennie helps with training, childsafe administration, organising church camps, and is involved in Kids Church. She also writes the studies for the term study guides.

    You can get in touch with her at:

  • Russell Williams

    (Southern Redlands Plant Pastor)

    Russell is married to Jocelyn and they have four kids. Russell and Jocelyn are both from Brisbane. They studied at Moore Theological College in Sydney and initially stayed in Sydney after college before moving to serve at a church on the Gold Coast. 

    Russell joined our team at the start of 2017 to oversee our new church plant in the Southern part of the Redlands. 

    You can get in touch with Russell at:

  • Janette Dekker (Finance Assistant)

    Janette is married to Rob. She enjoys bush walking, reading good books and following the Queensland Reds (when they occasionally win). She works in the office two days of the week assisting the Treasurer in financial matters. 

    Janette is thankful for the good news of the gospel and how it resonates through all seasons of life. She's amazed by how it impacts her now as deeply as it did when she first became a Christian at 23. 

    You can get in touch with her at:

  • ALICE FOOKS (Communications Assistant)

    Alice grew up as the token Asian kid in Goondiwindi before moving to Brisbane for High School. She's married to Tim and they enjoy being parents to a fun-loving little girl. Alice loves good food, quality time with family and friends, exploring new cultures and time out in nature. Above all, Alice loves Jesus.

    She is in charge of (almost) everything communication at Redlands: weekly bulletins, Facebook, graphic design, emails and the website. She is thankful that this job allows her to combine her love for Jesus with her professional skills. 

    You can get in touch with her at: