Our Pastors

Rodney Cripps

As the Lead Pastor of Chancellor Park Community Church, Rodney does the majority of teaching and preaching on campus.

His style of teaching and preaching is energetic, systematic, and encouraging while primarily teaching verse by verse through entire books of the Bible.

Hayden Walsh

Hayden is the Associate Pastor and directly oversees the ministry areas of Families & Young Adults at Chancellor Park Community Church.

Hayden is also studying for a Bachelor of Theology through Malyon College in Brisbane.

Our Elders

CRAIG CHARLISH

Craig Charlish has been part of Chancellor Park Community Church for 21 years, arriving a short time after CPCC was founded. 

ANDREW GRAY

Andrew Gray has been a member of Chancellor Park Community Church since 2007. He and his wife Susan have 6 children.

MARC VENTER

Marc is in the financial advice business and has been active in church most of his life since becoming a believer as a child.  He is married with two children.

REUBEN RAMSAY

Reuben has been a part of Chancellor Park Community Church since 2004 after moving from Central Queensland.

CHRIS BAKER

Chris been a part of Chancellor Park Community Church for some 14 years. He and his wife Kylie have two children.

Rodney Cripps:

As the Lead Pastor of Chancellor Park Community Church, Rodney does the majority of teaching and preaching on campus. His style of teaching and preaching is energetic, systematic, and encouraging while primarily teaching verse by verse through entire books of the Bible. His passion is to make disciples who make disciples. Rodney is married to his wife Sarah and they have one dog, Savannah. He joined us from the United States in September 2019 and is excited to make the Sunshine Coast his home.

 

Education:
  • Bachelor and Master degrees in Music Education from the University of Arkansas
  • Master of Arts in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Doctor of Ministry in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary

Hayden Walsh:

Hayden is the Associate Pastor at Chancellor Park Community Church. He directly oversees the ministry areas of Families & Young Adults with his wife Elisa serving alongside him.

While serving Christ at Chancellor Park Community Church, Hayden is also studying for a Bachelor of Theology through Malyon College in Brisbane.

It was on the Sunshine Coast that Hayden met and married his wife Elisa who also helps manage volunteers for RE in schools. Together they are raising two children and are passionate about seeing God glorified and people of all ages coming to know Him deeply.

Craig Charlish

 Craig Charlish has been part of Chancellor Park Community Church for 21 years, arriving a short time after CPCC was founded.  He and his wife Rosalie have been married for over 37 years and they have five children, and six grandchildren.  He has operated his own small business since 1985 as an Electrical Contractor and works with one of his sons.  Craig is passionate about God’s Word and the truth of Scripture.

Andrew Gray

Andrew Gray has been a member of Chancellor Park Community Church since 2007. He and his wife Susan have 6 children. Andrew has been employed in Law Enforcement for the last 29 years.

Andrew enjoys the outdoors and is a bit of a home handyman. His most liked passage of Scripture is John 8:7-11.

Reuben Ramsay

Reuben has been a part of Chancellor Park Community Church since 2004 after moving from Central Queensland.

In the early years, Reuben was actively involved in the CPCC youth group and mentorship of teenage boys. He met his wife, Katelyn, while on a short term mission trip to Uganda in 2005 and together they have 3 young children which he sees as a primary mission field for this time of life.  Katelyn is a Pediatric Nurse at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and loves the Sunshine Coast lifestyle.

Reuben believes that God’s Word, delivered by the local church, is the greatest force for good in our community and that the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ is the ultimate gift that one can receive.

Marc Venter

Marc is married to his wife Tammy, has two children, and a lovely dog named Lola.  He is in the financial advice business and has been active in church most of his life since becoming a believer as a child.  

Marc and his family enjoy the adventure in life, playing sports (especially golf) and enjoying family snowboarding trips.  In his downtime, he enjoys going for a run.

Chris Baker

 Chris, his wife Kylie, and his two children, Olivia and Charlotte, have been active members of Chancellor Park Community Church for over a decade.  

They appreciate the warmth, teaching, genuineness, and community fellowship of CPCC.  

Chris works in the clinical nursing field, a role that constantly challenges and humbles him as he works with those in need.  In his spare moments, his family enjoys camping, spending time with friends, and grabbing a cup of coffee and unique spots.