Below is just a small part of our leadership team, shared here so that you can connect with them and know more about who we are. We believe that every member is a pastor and the real heroes are the volunteers who give their time, talent, and energy to passionately serving others.
Kesh serves as Lead Pastor of the Church and is responsible for the day to day operations and leading the senior leadership team. He is a natural storyteller with the keen ability to help people understand the Bible in ways that apply to everyday life. When you hear him speak, expect to laugh and occasionally cry. And when you least expect it, something he’s saying will sneak up on you and you’ll suddenly realise, “That was for me!” Under Kesh’s leadership, All Saints is dedicated to introducing people to Jesus and helping them follow Him. Kesh is married to Catherine, they live in Nelson Bay and have four children, Josh, Amelia, Beth and Madeline and a playful Shih Tzu dog named Snoop!
Catherine serves as Associate Pastor and team leader of Hope Cottage. Being married to our lead pastor Kesh, Catherine is one of two Rev Govan's in the Church, which can be sometimes a little confusing. If you want to know more about Catherine's family, check out the bio above.
Nelson Bay has been Anne’s home for over 20 years and she has been a member of the All Saints leadership team for 15 years. Anne assists in worship services, conducts pastoral care and manages worship services held in the local Aged Care facilities. Anne has two married adult children living in Arizona USA, and Canberra and has 4 teenage grandsons.
Lissy moved to Nelson Bay in 1983, is married to Ian and has two son's. Lissy's passions are providing care to those less fortunate in the community and social justice.
Annette considers her ministry a privileged way of contributing to Church life. She takes part in leading worship in the Church and aged care facilities, and especially enjoys preparing for, and leading, study and discussion groups. Annette has lived in Nelson Bay since 1997, is married to Don, has four children living in various parts of Australia and nine grandchildren.
Val is a Chaplain attached to All Saints, serving the Port Stephens aged care and retirement community. Val looks after all things "official Anglican" at All Saints and as a fun fact, Val has an identical twin sister.
Kyle looks after our families and young people at All Saints. He is married to Sally and they have a son. During their spare time they enjoy a myriad of animals they have including dogs, cats, chickens and even bees.
Di is part of the Hope Cottage and Church prayer team's. Di is involved in many of our groups including Playtime, Open Door Cafe, All Saints women and writes the weekly ‘Musings’ that we publish. Di and husband Phil have 6 children and even more grandchildren. Di loves God, praying for others, welcoming people and planning and decorating Church events.
Toni serves as a Pastor to women at All Saints and is passionate about discipleship, fellowship and has been known to coordinate an event or two! She is married to Todd and they have 3 wonderful children. During their spare time they enjoy the great outdoors, adventures and exploring many of God’s great wonders.
Dorothy serves as Team Leader of the Pastoral Care Team. Her passion in serving God involves caring for people, especially within the All Saints family and Hope Cottage. She and her husband, Gavin, are also part of the Worship Team. They have 4 children (two overseas: in South Africa and Dubai), 3 grandsons and a black rescue cat called Bruce who owns the household.