Staff & Volunteer Leaders


Red Church employs a small staff team and is further supported by a group of volunteer ministry leaders and their respective teams. Click on a profile to read more about our staff and volunteer leaders and their hearts for Red Church.

Mark Sayers

Senior Leader

Mark provides visionary leadership and teaching for Red Church and is gifted in prophetically speaking into the intersection of faith and culture. He's married to Trudi and is the father of Grace and twins Billy and Hudson. Mark enjoys soccer, history, cultural studies and movies.

“My desire is to see people live as devoted disciples of Jesus in the soil of Western culture.”

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Mark Sayers

Mark Sayers

Senior Leader

Sarah Deutscher

Executive Pastor

Sarah provides leadership, management and teaching at Red Church and loves challenging and inspiring us to grow in our faith. She’s passionate about people really knowing who Jesus is; knowing and trusting Him so well that they’re able to give Him their all. Sarah loves spending time with friends and family, reading and music, and has a cyclical obsession with The West Wing.

“Our vision statement is no trite cliche or slogan. It captures my heart for Red, and for every church: that we be a Church of passionate and committed disciples devoted to Christ’s alternative for the world.”

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Sarah Deutscher

Sarah Deutscher

Executive Pastor

Peter Evans

Local Pastor - Outer East

Pete is husband to Jo, and dad to Josh and Toby. Pete passionately serves the Red Outer East community and loves to lead people, foster unity and encourage others, to see themselves the way God does. He strongly believes in the power of words, and of The Word. Pete pours into the lives of kids in his work as a primary school teacher, and enjoys the odd game of NBA or NFL.

“My heart and hope for Red is that we will develop passionate, committed relationships with Jesus and wisely and sensitively discern culture and faith through His lens.”

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Peter Evans

Peter Evans

Local Pastor - Outer East

Sue Allison

Generations Pastor

Sue is married to Grant, who she thinks is totally awesome. They both like to ride bikes and go to the beach. They have three amazing grown up children plus a son in law, and Sue loves being a grandma, too!
Sue loves encouraging people to position themselves for influence, to believe that they can make a significant difference in the life of another person. She has a particular passion for working with young people, to input into who they are becoming and encourage them to be sold out on Jesus. She also thinks that life should be fun!

"My hope is to raise a generation of passionate, committed disciples who know what it is to love and serve Jesus though each life stage."

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Sue Allison

Sue Allison

Generations Pastor

Sarah Plunkett

Church Administrator

After taking a maternity leave break, Sarah has rejoined the Red Staff as Church Administrator. She is married to Craig and their infant daughter consumes much of their time, and also inspires Sarah to make Red a welcoming and nurturing place for other parents! Sarah is gifted in leadership, faith and teaching, and loves good food, good friends and good community (and sometimes a solo trip to the movies!).

My heart is that Red will be a loving and inclusive community where people will find acceptance, friendship and ultimately Christ as their Lord and Saviour.

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Sarah Plunkett

Sarah Plunkett

Church Administrator

Melody Murton

Communications & Resources

Melody works part time at Red creating resources and crafting communications. She's passionate about drawing people to God’s truth and seeing them be transformed in His presence, and loves using her gifts in teaching and worship to facilitate this. Melody loves her husband Daniel, cooking (and eating), anything crafty, and writing in ways that echo God’s kingdom.

“My hope for Red is that our community would be completely captured by God, who He is and His perfect ways; to truly seek first His kingdom and bear fruit that lasts.”

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Melody Murton

Melody Murton

Communications & Resources

Daniel Murton

Apprentice Minister

Daniel is an IT engineer by trade with a streak of the outback within. He’s married to Melody and loves a night on the couch or a hike in the forest with her. Daniel loves people and loves getting alongside them wherever they’re at, and is passionate about creating spaces that enable worship and the growth of community.

"My hope and desire for Red is to be a Church that truly knows the love of Jesus and is a light and guide in a culture that is struggling to find real truth."

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Daniel Murton

Daniel Murton

Apprentice Minister

Brittany White

Apprentice Minister

Most people will know Britt for her quiet wisdom and leadership of Red’s prayer ministry, but she’s also a keen skateboarder, and loves reading and cooking when she’s not studying theology. Much of Britt’s involvement at Red flows from an earnest desire for people to connect with God through prayer and worship.

“My heart is to see people encountering Jesus and deepening their relationship with Him in such a way that their life is marked by it. That their encounters with Jesus are carried with them impacting their life, not just in the Church but outside of it too.”

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Brittany White

Brittany White

Apprentice Minister

Bjorn Irani

Apprentice Minister

Bjorn, along with his wife Beth and two daughters, is a passionate and active member of the Red family. Bjorn is an eager messenger of the Gospel and is moving forward in his call to ministry as one of Red's Apprentice Ministers, where God continues to use and grow his gifts in evangelism, leadership and teaching. He works as a radiographer and loves soccer, golf and playing music (frequently blessing us with his guitar giftings through the worship team).

My heart for Red is that people would understand the Gospel, apply it to their lives, and be set free to serve God wholeheartedly.

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Bjorn Irani

Bjorn Irani

Apprentice Minister

David Evers

Board Chair

Dave is married to Jackie and is dad to Taija, Levon and Campbell. He works in the construction industry as an engineer/project manager, and his strategic mind and leadership serve the Red community too in his position as Board Chair. Dave is passionate about people and seeing them changed by the love of God and experiencing the freedom that comes from Christ.

“My hope for Red Church is for it to continue to grow in diversity as a family of people sharing life together and supporting each other as we live out our faith.”

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David Evers

David Evers

Board Chair

Jeff Tulk

Board Treasurer

Jeff is married with two primary school-aged kids, and works as an accountant/auditor. He’s a strong believer that the church should display organisational transparency, accountability and integrity while acting in faith to Christ’s calling and direction - and as Treasurer of the Board, Jeff sees his role as considering decisions from these perspectives.

“I love that Red seeks to equip the body to live out the Christian faith in real life - to me this means Jesus being a reality in life today, tomorrow, at work, at home and in everything I do.”

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Jeff Tulk

Jeff Tulk

Board Treasurer

Michael King

Board Member

Michael is married to Elizabeth and works in web development and technical project management, but has a keen interest in learning about (and consuming) wine and food. He's passionate about seeing people grow in understanding and freedom in their giftings and calling, whatever and wherever they may be.

My heart for Red is to see the Church fulfil what God has in mind for us, in the locality, in Melbourne and beyond.

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Michael King

Michael King

Board Member

Ash Brewer

Hospitality

Ash and husband Josh are hospitality champions at Red, leading the team on Sundays and hosting a Small Group in their home. Ash works in marketing and loves creating, planning, brunching and getting out into nature. These all contribute to the way she creates spaces for people to experience joy, feel at home and share a good meal with friends.

My heart for Red Church is for every person who steps through the door or attends a small group or listens to a podcast - to feel as though they've come home, that they are welcome, supported and loved unconditionally.

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Ash Brewer

Ash Brewer

Hospitality

Trudi Sayers

Prayer

Trudi is married to Mark and is mum to Grace, Hudson and Billy. She is a part-time teacher of the deaf, working with young children in early intervention. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and loves to have coffee with people chatting about faith and life. Trudi has a passion for prayer in the power and authority we have in Jesus' name.

My heart is for the captives to be set free and released into their God-given identity and purpose, and for Red Church, that we would walk aligned with God's Spirit and in His truth.

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Trudi Sayers

Trudi Sayers

Prayer

Steve Dickins

Building Management

Steve is Red’s very own ‘master builder’, and he keeps our worship, office and meeting spaces beautiful and functional. Steve is married to Bethany and is kept busy with his own carpentry business, and both the business and Red Church are blessed by Steve’s gifts in craftsmanship. He is also gifted in encouragement and teaching, and loves practicing these through his role at Red and in everyday life.

"My heart is to see Red be a strong community of disciples that has an outward focus and impacts the broader community.”

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Steve Dickins

Steve Dickins

Building Management

Theary Sayers

Worship

Theary loves serving Red through leading Sunday worship and the music team, fuelled by a passion for declaring God’s Lordship and spiritual authority over the Church through song, and seeing Him move in real and deep ways. Theary is married to Glen and is mum to Kate and Olive, who keep her busy alongside her job as an executive assistant.

“Red’s values and ethos have been an anchor when I feel lost at sea in the storm. I have found freedom and hope in becoming more Christlike through spiritual disciplines and character formation. My heart is that others will know this hope; that there’s more to life than our own ambitions.”

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Theary Sayers

Theary Sayers

Worship

43 Orchard Grove Blackburn South
(Office only – no services)

PO Box 2123 Blackburn South 3130

(03) 9878 1671