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our pastors and elders:
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Tim Bradford
Senior Pastor & Elder

Tim commenced at Lakeshore at the beginning of 2023 after 13 years of pastoral ministry in Sydney. In their (almost) 20 years of marriage, Tim and Alison have seen God's gracious and sustaining hand in both ministry and family life, notably their daughter's treatment of leukaemia. Tim is grateful to God for those who passionately taught the Scripture's focus on Christ with depth and in such a way as to discern the ideas in our world and see the better hope offered in the gospel of Jesus. Tim enjoys reading the Aldi catalogue, bringing down his Parkrun PB, and introducing 'classic' 80s and 90s music and movies to his kids.

Caitlin Roberts
Children's & Youth Pastor

Hailing from the blue skies of Canberra originally, Caitlin moved to the blue skies of the Sunshine Coast in January 2024 to take up the position of Children and Youth Pastor at Lakeshore. When not teaching kids and youth, Caitlin enjoys a good cup of coffee, time at the beach, or cooking a delicious meal. All of these are preferably done with people because people make everything more fun.  

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Dave Fowler
Elder

Dave is married to Anna and has four kids (Tim, Ben, Sophie and Sam).

He works with AFES, proclaiming Christ at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

In his spare time, Dave loves running and riding, with the odd attempt at swimming in the buildup to a triathlon.

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Bruce Armstrong
Elder

Born in NZ, Bruce has lived in Australia since his early 20’s. He is married to Carole, and they have been blessed with 3 sons. Bruce served as an ordained pastor within the Baptist Churches of Tasmania, in Burnie and Longford, before spending a number of years with Service Fellowship International as a cross-cultural worker, teaching English at universities in mainland China.

Bruce and Carole have been living on the Sunshine Coast for the last 10 years and enjoy teaching Religious Instruction at local schools, movies, and regular walks along the beautiful coastline. 

Richard Elms
Elder

Richard is married to Ros. They have four daughters and have been blessed with four grandchildren to date.

As a Mental Health Social Worker, Richard provides counselling to a range of age groups as well as training and professional supervision to other counselling, mental health and ministry professionals.  He has been involved in providing Safe Ministry services since 1996.

Richard likes to go fishing when he has the opportunity.

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