Meet the team

Russell & Julie Ballantyne

Senior Leaders

We have been in church leadership, planted and pastored churches for over 30 years. We know it is only as the truth of the Father’s love is revealed through Jesus, that new life, healing and restoration become a reality in our lives. We have a passion to empower people to live in the freedom, joy and purpose they were created for, and know that building a community of believers that love God and His presence, then releases love for people, our city and the world. We value worship, the presence of God, family, revival, miracles and healings, and a culture of honour.

Paul & Katherine Claydon

Children's, families and youth ministries

We have been married for 11 years and have 3 gorgeous children. We live on the Hibiscus Coast and love getting out to explore and spend time at the beach with friends and family.

We have a real heart for families and have been involved in children’s ministry for many years. We want to build a community where children and families build connection and grow in their relationships with the Father and the knowledge that they are so loved. We know we have been called to lead and love that we can walk alongside families on their journey with the Lord. We want to build strong relationships together as we see family and community as a vital part of church life. We look forward to getting to know you and your family.

Daniel & Felicity Than

young adults

God has given us a heart to serve young people. Over the years, we have gone on mission trips, been involved in children’s ministry and led connect groups. Our desire is to see young people grow in their relationship with God and in their identity of who they are as a son or daughter. We are excited to be leading the youth and young adults of New Day Church. We love seeing people discover their amazing and loving Heavenly Father and are passionate about building a community for our young people while having fun along the way.

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