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Our Pastors & Staff

Rodney Cripps

As the Lead Pastor of Chancellor 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 Church.

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

Jessica Morely

Jessica Morley

Jessica is Chancellor Church’s Youth Director, working alongside young people, discipling, encouracing and creating a safe space for them to grow, mature and connect with a healthy Christinan community.

Rodney Cripps:

As the Lead Pastor of Chancellor 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 Church. He directly oversees the ministry areas of Families & Young Adults with his wife Elisa serving alongside him.

While serving Christ at Chancellor 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.

Jessica Morely:

Jess is the Youth Director of Chancellor Church and loves working alongside young people, discipling, encouraging, and creating a safe space for youth to grow, mature, connect with a healthy Christian community, and to have a fun time.

Originally from a small town in Victoria and having 3 sisters, Jess moved to the Sunshine Coast 2 years ago and loves the outdoor adventures, road trips, skate boarding, drinking coffee, singing, and is always up for something fun.