The responsibility of our eldership team is the pastoral oversight of the church, setting the strategic vision and governance of our church. They are assisted by a team of deacons and leaders who assist in the outworking of the church’s vision and caring for people as well as various day to day operations of the church.
Fusion City Church is led by Matt and Gill McGaw. In 2007 Matt, Gill and their 3 kids - Beth, Dan and Nathan - moved to Canberra in response to a calling and vision from God to pioneer a church in the Nation’s Capital. Before relocating to Canberra, Matt and Gill were part of the pastoral team at Victory Church in Adelaide, led by Tony and Kath Rainbow. Prior to 2004 the McGaw family had lived in South Africa. It was in South Africa that Matt discovered the call God had on his life and in 1997 they started Breakthru Christian Church in Durban, South Africa. During their time leading that church they were also part of the apostolic ministry team of New Covenant Ministries International (NCMI) for 5 years where they had the opportunity to minister extensively throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and America. The church leadership experience they have brought with them is substantial and they are incredibly passionate to see God transform the lives of people in our city across all generations.
Daz leads Fusion's dynamic and energetic youth ministry - Ignite Youth! With a great team, Daz leads IY and makes it a place where young people can be authentic and real. He is working to raise up a generation who are passionate about Jesus, have a desire to make a difference in Canberra and be a generation of impact! Before joining the team at Fusion City Church, Daz was part of the youth team at Life Church New Zealand, led by Paul and Marie De Jong.
Darryl's wonderful wife Silia is also part of the team at Fusion City Church working in administration. They are parents to two beautiful young children.
Once upon a time, Rhys (with great hesitation) walked in the doors of Fusion City Church to please his new fiancé, Natalie. Little did he know the plans God had in store for him! A few months later, Rhys gave his life to Jesus at a Velocity Men's Camp and he has been on a wild faith journey ever since!
Years on, Rhys has stepped into the role as FusionKIDS Pastor and leds the team with vision, passion and whole lot of fun. He believes that all children should know the love of God, have a genuine personal relationship with Jesus and that FusionKIDS is to be a place of friendship, faith and fun!
Rhys and (his now wife) Natalie have two babies - one handsome baby boy and a slobbery bulldog named Chico.
At Fusion City Church we are grateful to have great friendships with other churches in Australia. Our interstate pastors are Tony Rainbow from Victory Church in Adelaide and Leo Nicotra from GGC Life Church in Sydney. As interstate pastors, they offer a wealth of knowledge and experience in church leadership and help the leaders of Fusion navigate through the challenges of a growing church. We also have them minister into the life of Fusion each year. We also have Pastor Jon Cathie, of Capital Edge Church (Tuggeranong ACT) on our Eldership Board in an advisory capacity, along with Dr John Deery, a long standing member and leader at Fusion.
We also have a number of staff in the LifeCENTRE during the week. They work in various roles including administration, finance, media and creative arts. Each member of the Fusion team also continues to serve in the church on a voluntary basis.