Our Team


Church doesn’t happen on its own. These are the gifted people God has blessed us with to grow his Kingdom at Providence City.

Staff

Rory Shiner

Senior Pastor

Meet Rory

Rory was born and raised in Albany, Western Australia. He studied English and Anthropology at UWA.  He is married to Susan, and they have four boys. Rory studied theology at Moore College, and has a PhD in Australian church history. He writes regularly on theology, culture, and ministry.

Rory serves as the senior pastor of Prov City Church, where he has overall responsibility for preaching, vision, and direction of the church.

Speak with Rory if you are keen to be part of the mission teams at Prov.

Rory is also the Network Director for the Providence Church Network.

 

Jon Rumble

Executive Pastor 

Meet Jon

Jon is married to Jessamy, and they have three small-ish kids and a super cute cat. Jon serves at Prov City as our Executive Pastor. Jon guides and directs the senior staff team and creates processes and systems for effective service.

Jon (or Amy) are the people to speak to about serving at Prov City, joining or leading a growth group, young adult’s ministry.

Speak to Jon about any staff related matters.

Robbie Lindsay

Associate Pastor

Meet Robbie

Robbie is married to Jasmine and they have a french bulldog named Louis. Robbie has a commerce degree and worked in the finance sector before completing studies at Trinity Theological College. He joined the Providence team in November 2015. He works three days a week for Prov City and works two days a week as the Operations Manager for the Providence Network of churches.

If you want to talk to someone about the music teams, welcoming teams or Sunday services, speak to Robbie.

Amy Stopher

Associate Pastor

Meet Amy

Amy grew up by the beach, the third of four sisters, and first learned the gospel from her parents. Before studying Theology at Trinity Theological College, she taught high school students Politics and English.

If you want to speak with someone about women’s ministry or a ministry apprenticeship, speak to Amy. You can also speak with her (or Jon) about joining or leading a growth group or the young adult’s ministry.

Dave Shaw

 Associate Pastor

Meet Dave

Dave was born in Nottingham, UK, before moving to Perth in 1988. He met his wife, Becky, during his theological studies at Torch Trinity Graduate University in Seoul, South Korea, and together they have three children. In 2012, Dave and Becky moved to Exeter, UK, to complete PhD studies in New Testament and returned to Perth in 2015 to teach Biblical Studies and Missions at Perth Bible College.

Dave is passionate about encouraging families in raising their children into vibrant faith, hope, and love of Jesus and his gospel.

Dave is the person to speak to about belonging to our community and ministry to kids and families.

Hayden Griffiths

Associate Pastor – Youth

Meet Hayden

An Albany boy, Hayden and his wife Katelyn moved to Perth in 2014 to study. Hayden has a Bachelor of Creative Advertising & Graphic Design, a Cert IV in Youth Ministry and is currently completing his Graduate Diploma at Trinity Theological College. Hayden loves all sports but mostly basketball, soccer and cycling. He also enjoys coffee, the beach, and spending time with their daughter Georgie.

Hayden is passionate about his role with the youth at Prov City, encouraging our youth to grow in their love for each other and the Lord. Hayden is the person to speak to if you have any questions about the youth group.

Sam Wylde

Assistant pastor – Music

Meet Sam

Sam grew up in the Perth hills with his two brothers and two sisters. After graduating from WAAPA with a degree in music he started working as a composer, music producer and piano teacher. Sam is married to Chelsea and when he is not in the studio you might find him cycling, hiking or getting thrashed in a game of chess.

Sam works 2 days a week for City & is the person to speak to if you would like to know more about joining the music teams.

Claire Khowira

Communications

Meet Claire

Claire serves as the Communications Officer. She is married to Matt and they moved from Melbourne in 2023. With her passion for effective communication, Claire ensures that our church’s message reaches far and wide.

Outside of her work at the church, Claire is an adventurous soul who loves spending time outdoors. Camping and rock climbing are among her favourite activities. She also enjoys indulging in her love for food and always seeks out new culinary experiences!

Claire brings a fresh perspective to our church’s outreach efforts. We are grateful to have her on board.

Claire is the person to reach out to if you’re interested in serving on the Creatives team at Prov City.

Trent Williams

 Logistics & Operations

Meet Trent

Trent was born in Perth but has travelled around a lot. Coming back to Perth he became a Christian at 14 through youth ministry.

He has a Bachelors degree in Event Management and has had experience working in large events and ministry.

He loves adventure and camping and is passionate about people and animals, especially his dog.

Trent works 2 days a week in operations and is helping manage Sunday services at Prov City.

If you want to know more about Sunday logistics and operations, speak with Trent.

Jarod Hortin

 IT & Project Support

Meet Jarod

Jarod has re-joined the Prov staff team for one day a week with the Support Ministries team. He, his wife Jess and their son Aloysius are a part of the family at Southern Christian Church.

Jarod (along with Jon) blesses Prov with his amazing ability to conquer tech and develop automated systems. Jarod also works one day a week for the Providence Church Network.

Sarah Chew

Administration Assistant

Meet Sarah

Sarah provides administrative support to Prov one and a half days weekly through Virtual Church Assist.

Sarah will answer your questions when you email hello@providencechurch.org.au Sarah is the person you will be in touch with regarding any safe ministry training and checks.

Tamara Robson

 Executive Assistant

Meet Tamara

Through Virtual Church Assist, Tamara provides Rory with a wide range of assistance from her home in Wollongong.

Tamara is also a volunteer counsellor while completing a Masters of Pastoral Counselling.

Alex Pan

Ministry Apprentice

Meet Alex

Alex was born and raised in Perth and lives in the same home he grew up in. He studied History in Canberra but realised becoming a historian was too hard.

Alex likes to try to read, learn a language or two and work on an irregularly updated podcast.

As a ministry apprentice, Alex is part of the Providence City Ministry Team. Alex’s apprenticeship will focus on growing him in Christian character, theological convictions, and ministry skills.

Aidan Smith

Student Minister

Meet Aidan

Aidan was born in Tasmania but raised in Perth, WA. He studied Engineering and Design at UWA before working in community development for a few years.

He is married to Jess, and they have a son who is still learning to laugh at his jokes.

Aidan is currently completing his MDiv at Trinity Theological College and serves as a Student Minister at Prov City alongside his studies. He loves reading theology, fantasy fiction, and most sports – but would much rather be playing than watching it.

Rory Shiner

Elder

Joshua Juniper

Elder

Garth Lewis

 Elder

Kevin Kendell

Elder

Jon Rumble

Elder

Ray Seaby

Elder-in-training

Steve Rivett

 Elder

John Hunt

Elder-in-training

Committee of Management

The Committee of Management is responsible for the governance of Providence Church Network Incorporated. This is the legal entity through which our network of churches operates. They are legally responsible for our activities before our governments and get to think about policy development and implementation for the legal, financial, and risk management of our association. 

View the members of the Committee of Management here.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you!

Please send any questions or enquiries
to hello@providencechurch.org.au