Salt Leadership Teams

Michael Plaege

Lead & Mission Pastor

Michael is passionate about following Jesus and helping others love Jesus more. Michael moved to Wollongong in early 2020 with his wife Natalie and 3 teenager daughters when he took on the role of Lead Pastor of Salt Church. Michael is learning to surf and enjoys camping in the middle of nowhere without running water or wifi.

Geoff Ackman

Maturity & Ministry Pastor

Geoff loves helping people know God better. After a few years at a bible college, Geoff and his wife Fiona moved to Wollongong to join the Salt Church team. He’s a drum-playing martial-arts-student and father of 3 kids, who doesn’t like long romantic walks on the beach because there’s no ankle support.

Andy Hobbs

Membership & Magnification Pastor

Andy is excited by seeing people who don’t know Jesus come to Salt and helping them connect in. He loves listening to and playing music, watching movies and taking his kids to the park. Andy and his wife Keris have 5 awesome kids.

Fiona Ackman

Next Gen Director

Fiona (Fee) loves an active lifestyle, to read and talk deeply with her husband Geoff and their 3 kids. Living in Coniston, Fee is passionately overseeing the kids ministry (0-18) at Salt. She is motivated to equip our church community to raise the next generation of lifelong disciples of Jesus across the Illawarra.

Natalie Dixon

Administration Team Leader

Natalie and her husband Nigel have been at Salt Church since 2014. They love helping people feel welcomed and connected at Salt. Natalie and Nigel have 4 adult children and in their spare time love trying new cafes or restaurants together. Natalie sees beauty in Australian native flowers and is in awe of what an amazing creator God is!

Jessica Houweling

Communications Leader

Adam Clark

MTS Apprentice

Adam is an apprentice pastor at Salt, learning how to care for God’s people. He loves welcoming people to church and having great chats about Jesus. He and his wife Laura live by the lake with their little black cat, Lockie. They enjoy eating breakfast foods, finding great cafes and drinking large cups of coffee.

Tom Evans

MTS Apprentice

Tom is an apprentice pastor at Salt, learning how to care for God’s people. He loves…

Laura Clark

MTS Apprentice

Laura is an apprentice pastor at Salt, learning how to care for God’s people. She loves…

Administration Committee

Michael Plaege – Chairman

Andrew Fisher – Treasurer

Alysha Hack – Committee Member

Keith Haines – Committee Member

Review Panel

Greg Lee – Senior Pastor, Hunter Bible Church

Peter Blanch – member at 10:45 am gathering

Andrew Brown – member at 10:45 am gathering

Steven Hancock – member at 5:00 pm gathering

Stephen Irvine – member at 9:00 am gathering

Tony Williams – member at 9:00 am gathering

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