Leaders

Movement Teams
Church Teams

Movement Board

Andrew
Thorburn

Chair

Andrew Thorburn

Andrew and his wife Kathryn have been attending City on a Hill since 2014. Andrew became a Christian in 2002 and believes the gospel of Jesus is transformative and brings ultimate meaning to life. Andrew had a long career in banking in Australia and New Zealand, and now works in impact investing (particularly social impact investing), and in supporting start ups with a particular interest in climate and indigenous development. Andrew has a Commerce degree and an MBA, and is an accredited Sports Chaplain. As well as being on the City on a Hill Board, he is also a City on a Hill Warden.

Guy
Mason

Senior Pastor/Director

Guy Mason

Guy is the founding and Senior Pastor of City on a Hill, a church that began in 2007 with a small team and a big vision. Today City on a Hill is a movement of many churches that gathers across multiple locations, in different cities and is united around the central mission of knowing Jesus and making Jesus known. Guy is a passionate communicator of the gospel who is committed to engaging culture with the beauty, truth, and relevance of Jesus. Guy graduated with a BA in Public Relations from RMIT University and has a Masters of Divinity from Ridley College. He is the husband to Vanessa and the father to four children. He is an ordained Anglican Minister and member of Acts 29.

Luke
Nelson

Director

Luke Nelson

Luke is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne West. He joined City on a Hill in its early days, serving as the Community Pastor in Melbourne, before being asked to lead a new church plant. Having grown up in Melbourne’s western suburbs, he has a deep knowledge of and passion for the area, and a great desire to see the gospel bring transformation. A gifted communicator, he loves the work of pastoring a church, opening God’s word each week and seeing the Spirit work. Luke graduated with a BA (Hons) from Melbourne University, has a Grad Dip in Divinity from Ridley College, and is close to completing a Masters of Ministry. He is an ordained Anglican minister in the Diocese of Melbourne and an active member of Acts 29.

Nick
Coombs

Director

Nick Coombs

Nick is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne East. He loves Jesus, is passionate about connecting deep theology with everyday life, and eager to make a difference in the time he has by helping plant as many churches as possible. After Jesus, Nick loves his wife Jules, and his two kids, Axel and Aria. He holds an MDiv from Ridley College, is a member of Acts 29, an ordained Anglican minister and gives too much of his time to fantasy sports.

Fiona
Pearse

Director

Fiona Pearse

Fiona has extensive commercial and financial expertise gained from a career at global companies BHP and BlueScope Steel. She has served on a number of Boards, including City West Water, ASX-listed Smart Parking, U Ethical (fund manager), World Vision Australia and Scotch College; and she is an independent member of the Victorian Parliament Audit Committee. She has a Senior Executive MBA from the University of Melbourne, is a Fellow of CPA Australia and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Fiona attends City on a Hill Melbourne with her husband Mark and two of her adult children.

Shirley
Reeder

Director

Shirley Reeder

Shirley is the Chair of our People and Culture Sub-Committee, and with her family, they have been attending City on a Hill since 2017. She is the Director of a Management Consulting company where she specialises in Leadership and Change within complex environments. She holds a Post Graduate Degree in Applied Science for Innovation and Service Management.

Ryan
Hansen

Director

Ryan Hansen

Ryan and his wife Lynette have attended City on a Hill Melbourne since 2008. He was involved in the initial establishment of the movement legal entities and has served in various governance roles since 2010, including chairing the board from 2016 to 2020. A committed Christian all of his life, Ryan has come to know Jesus deeply in his time with City on a Hill, being baptised in 2011 and having led a gospel community in Melbourne’s western suburbs for a number of years. Professionally, Ryan is a chartered accountant and is a former partner of the Global accounting firm – Deloitte. During his time at Deloitte he audited and advised various large global corporations. Ryan is now the head of financial control and reporting at CSL Limited, a global biotechnology company based in Melbourne. Ryan serves as one of our wardens, chairs the City on a Hill Finance Committee and is a member of the City on a Hill Risk Committee.

Simon
Angus

Director

Simon Angus

Simon is a member of the City on a Hill Movement Board and Chair of the Many Rooms Board. Simon is an Associate Professor of Economics, teaching and researching in prosperity, technology, sustainability and complexity at Monash University. He holds degrees in Arts, Science and Theology and a PhD in Economics. Simon is also the co-founder of alternative data company KASPR Datahaus, strategy consultancy Clearly Consulting and the global online observational platform the IP Observatory.

Movement Pastors

Guy
Mason

Senior Pastor

Guy Mason

Guy is the founding and Senior Pastor of City on a Hill, a church that began in 2007 with a small team and a big vision. Today City on a Hill is a movement of many churches that gathers across multiple locations, in different cities and is united around the central mission of knowing Jesus and making Jesus known. Guy is a passionate communicator of the gospel who is committed to engaging culture with the beauty, truth, and relevance of Jesus. Guy graduated with a BA in Public Relations from RMIT University and has a Masters of Divinity from Ridley College. He is the husband to Vanessa and the father to four children. He is an ordained Anglican Minister and member of Acts 29.

Ian
Scarborough

Executive Pastor – Ministry & Operations

Ian Scarborough

Ian serves as the Executive Pastor – Ministry and Operations at City on a Hill overseeing the shared operations and ministries across all churches in the City on a Hill Movement. Before full-time ministry Ian held senior management roles in the allied health and disability service industries, and worked as a physiologist in the rehabilitation and corporate health fields. Ian has degrees in science from Wollongong University and studied theology at Moore College. Ian is married to Lisa, and they have two children.

Andrew
Grills

Lead Pastor – Geelong

Andrew Grills

Andrew is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Geelong. He has spent most of his life as an officer in the Australian Army. Graduating with the Sword of Honour from the Australian Defence Force Academy, he served in Infantry and Intelligence, including operations in East Timor with the commandos. He holds a postgraduate degree in International Relations from Oxford University and an MDiv from Ridley College. Andrew later became an Army Chaplain at the Australian Recruit Training Centre at Kapooka, before leaving the full time Army in 2013 to plant City on a Hill Geelong. Andrew has been married to his beautiful wife Danna for over 20 years and has five young children. He loves the ocean, traveling, camping, playing with his kids (including attending their innumerable sporting matches), and reading military history.

Luke
Nelson

Lead Pastor – Melbourne West

Luke Nelson

Luke is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne West. He joined City on a Hill in its early days, serving as the Community Pastor in Melbourne, before being asked to lead a new church plant. Having grown up in Melbourne’s western suburbs, he has a deep knowledge of and passion for the area, and a great desire to see the gospel bring transformation. A gifted communicator, he loves the work of pastoring a church, opening God’s word each week and seeing the Spirit work. Luke graduated with a BA (Hons) from Melbourne University, has a Grad Dip in Divinity from Ridley College, and is close to completing a Masters of Ministry. He is an ordained Anglican minister in the Diocese of Melbourne and an active member of Acts 29.

Nick
Coombs

Lead Pastor – Melbourne East

Nick Coombs

Nick is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne East. He loves Jesus, is passionate about connecting deep theology with everyday life, and eager to make a difference in the time he has by helping plant as many churches as possible. After Jesus, Nick loves his wife Jules, and his two kids, Axel and Aria. He holds an MDiv from Ridley College, is a member of Acts 29, an ordained Anglican minister and gives too much of his time to fantasy sports.

Louis
Glazebrook

Lead Pastor – Surf Coast

Louis Glazebrook

Married to Esther and father of three girls (Evelyn, Audrey and Winifred) Louis is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Surf Coast. The story that God has written for his life has thus far seen him enjoy a country upbringing, service in the army, working as physiotherapist and now most recently completing an MDiv at Ridley College. A few of his many weaknesses include caramel slice, boys toys, and not putting away his shoes.

Sam
Low

Lead Pastor – Gold Coast

Sam Low

Sam joined the team in 2018 as one of our inaugural church planting residents in our Planters Academy. Sam is now the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Gold Coast which launched publicly in 2020. Sam has a passion to see people discover the life, joy, and hope that is only found in Jesus. He loves to preach the bible to whoever will listen and is energised by seeing leaders developed and released to use their gifts and passions for God’s glory. Sam is married to Sally and they have two sons Bailey and Hudson. He is an ordained Anglican Minister and membership candidate with Acts 29.

Joel
Deacon

Lead Pastor – Wollongong

Joel Deacon

Joel Deacon is the Lead Pastor at City on a Hill: Wollongong. He is firmly convinced that we are designed for community, especially in a big and sometimes lonely city like Wollongong. Before becoming a pastor, Joel worked as a Civil Engineer and is always up for a chat about roads and bridges. But his greatest passion is talking to people about Jesus. Joel is married to Emma, and they have three kids Elijah, Isaac and Lily. An ideal day off for Joel would include coffee with his wife, smelling flowers with his daughter, wrestling with his boys, reading, and staying up late to watch EPL.

Movement Staff

Ian
Scarborough

Executive Pastor – Ministry & Operations

Ian Scarborough

Ian serves as the Executive Pastor – Ministry and Operations at City on a Hill overseeing the shared operations and ministries across all churches in the City on a Hill Movement. Before full-time ministry Ian held senior management roles in the allied health and disability service industries, and worked as a physiologist in the rehabilitation and corporate health fields. Ian has degrees in science from Wollongong University and studied theology at Moore College. Ian is married to Lisa, and they have two children.

Abigail
Gunarso

Assistant Accountant

Abigail Gunarso

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Alyce
Supek

Executive Assistant and HR Coordinator

Alyce Supek

Alyce serves as the Executive Assistant and HR Coordinator for the City on a Hill Central team. With a passion for seeing people transformed by the truth of the Gospel and engaged in church community through serving, Alyce loves the opportunity she has to lead many teams and projects across the movement. Alyce also works as a registered nurse at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne and is addicted to Grey’s Anatomy. Alyce and her husband, David, have a beautiful daughter (Norah) and a cheeky red heeler (Rusty).

Andrew
Godfrey

Compliance Director

Andrew Godfrey

Andrew is the Compliance Director for City on a Hill. He oversees all protocols for ministry to children, is the human resources manager to the paid staff, the OHS officer, policy writer and is responsible for anything that involves secular or church law. Andrew is married to the famous Tash and is dad to Emily and Benji. In his spare time Andrew enjoys building things and reading science fiction. He lives in the western suburbs of Melbourne with his family which currently includes seven guinea pigs and two goldfish.

Barbara
Pianto

Administration Coordinator

Barbara Pianto

Barbara is the Administration Coordinator for City on a Hill Geelong. She is married to Steve and mother of Jacob, Natalie, Alisha and Emily.

Casey
Aguero

Finance Project Officer

Casey Aguero

Casey works part-time on the Finance Team as the Project Officer for the City on a Hill Movement. She is passionate about the Bible, loves to read, and greatly enjoys cooking. As a Chartered Accountant, Casey also loves to manage her numbers to honour God and the givers at City on a Hill by ensuring high quality and transparency is displayed in all that she does. While helping to manage the numbers at City on a Hill, Casey is also happily married to her wonderful husband Emilio and a mother to her two beautiful children Josiah and Charlotte.

Dave
May

Communications Director

Dave May

Dave is the Communications Director for City on a Hill. He is passionate about seeing creatives serve Christ with their craft and using media to communicate the gospel. He has a Diploma in Graphic Design and Bachelor of Theology at Ridley College. Prior to City on a Hill he designed album artworks and myspace layouts for a living. He is married to Lauren and they have three kids, Zoe, Levi and Freya. To unwind he enjoys baking sourdough, brewing beer, and making coffee.

Dom
Macaluso

Creative Director

Dom Macaluso

Dom is the Creative Director for City on a Hill. Like a wild peacock, Macaluso flaunts a vivid display of coloured skin, donning the coveted crown of ‘Most Tattooed Staff Member’ seven years running. Despite his wild temperament, he has a robust love for Jesus and people. He is the husband to Megan and father to Luca. Other accomplishments include accidentally washing Ozzy Osbourne’s underwear, and one time fumbling over his words calling Matt Chandler ‘an elephant’.

Georgina
Harvey

Digital Comms Coordinator

Georgina Harvey

Georgina joins the team as Digital Communications Coordinator for both the City on a Hill Movement and Melbourne church. Intrigued by the power of social media, Georgina is passionate about utilising digital content to reach new people with the beauty of Jesus. On the weekends, Georgina likes to escape her screens and replace them with her favourite outdoor pastimes – playing AFL or exploring beachside camping spots.

Hayley
Tan

Living Room (CVS) Administrator

Hayley Tan

Hayley is the Living Room administrator for Many Rooms and the Administration Coordinator for City on a Hill Melbourne. She clearly loves order and a good spreadsheet. She is passionate about providing support to volunteers and staff, and hearing testimonies of Jesus at work in their service and ministries.

Outside of work, Hayley loves drawing, painting and playing Ultimate Frisbee. She is married to Josh and together they enjoy going on long hikes and undoing all its good by eating too much Malaysian food.

Matt
Keller

Director of Next Generations

Matt Keller

Matt is the Director of our Next Generation ministries. As such, each week he experiences the joy of investing in the health, unity and growth of our children’s and youth ministry volunteers and staff. Matt is an ordained Anglican minister who has been involved in kids and youth work for around 25 years, and still feels he has the greatest job in the world. He also loves reading, watching movies, playing basketball and surfing with his children Anastasia, Xander and Mali and spending time with his wife Emilie.

Mel
Brown

Living Room (CVS) Program Manager

Mel Brown

Melissa is the Living Room Coordinator for Many Rooms. She is passionate about helping people connect and loves to see new relationships grow. Her favorite room in her house is the Living Room because it’s a place of life, love and community.

Mel loves a good coffee and a great conversation in a nice cafe. Also, she loves relaxing on the beach watching her children build sandcastles and play in the water. Mel is married to Steve and together with their three children, they attend City on a Hill Geelong. Mel has a BComm and a MDiv but it was so long ago that she really can’t remember much of either!

Odin
Fernandez

Video Producer

Odin Fernandez

Odin is a Video Producer for City on a Hill. With a background in filmmaking, he is passionate about telling stories and using his talents to glorify Jesus. Apart from his geeky love for graphic novels, video games and anime, he also enjoys attending rock concerts, watching movies and travelling the world with his wife Ria. Originally from the Philippines, they have been living in Melbourne since 2015, enjoying the coffee and still trying to figure out footy.

Peter
Hill

Finance Director

Peter Hill

Peter is the Finance Director at City on a Hill and maintains oversight and stewardship of the financial resources of each church and ministry. Peter is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants ANZ and is particularly passionate about using his skill and experience in Financial and Management Accounting to resource the local church and facilitate church planting. Peter and his wife Taylor are active members at City on a Hill Brisbane, serving in a wide range of ministries including music, youth and Gospel Community leading. In Peter’s spare time he enjoys watching Ice Hockey and going for long drives.

Steve
Murray

IT Coordinator

Steve Murray

Steve is the IT Coordinator for City on a Hill, having previously held the role of Live Video Coordinator at City on a Hill, when Live Video was the future, man. Steve has over 25 years IT experience within Education, Healthcare, Legal, Banking and Government, as well as an unheralded second career in TV and film, making coffee for semi-famous people who didn’t know who he was and why he was there.

Father to Kayla and Samuel and husband to Debra, Steve and his family have been attending City on a Hill Melbourne since 2010, and have decided to stay.

Outside of church, Steve loves film, writing, travelling with his family, and watching sport from a safe distance.

Wesley
Chia

Project Manager

Wesley Chia

Wesley is the Project Manager at City on a Hill. He focuses on centralised operational, strategic and data projects to improve current methods, support decision making and assist with future planning. When not talking systems, processes or data models, he plays a collection of instruments in the Melbourne worship team and has a heart for loving others. Wesley is a husband to Heidi, and father to their dog Ollie.

Zac
Hodgkinson

Video Producer

Zac Hodgkinson

Zac is a Video Producer for City on a Hill. Zac loves people and evangelism – and coordinating our amazing team of volunteer creatives at church allows him to spend time on both! He is husband to MeiMei, Father to Enoch, Son-in-law to Mina – and they all live in the proud suburb of Werribee with their cat Bach. Bach is the number 1 best cat.