Our Team

Eldership

Pastor Todd Hall

 

Todd is the lead Pastor of Exchange Church. He along with his wife of 30 years, Laurel, formed a team to plant and establish the church in 2009. Prior to this, Todd was a fruit grower who thrived in the satisfaction of seeing delicious fruit grown for eating.

Todd and Laurel love to be involved with their family of Brianna, Chelsea, Gabbi, and Elliott, with all their sporting pursuits including netball, basketball, and football. Above all this, Todd loves to see the gospel go deep into people’s lives to grow a vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ. For Todd, life is found, when you find Jesus.

Rob Finster

Connect Groups

 

Rob loves the many and varied growing connections in Exchange Church and the wider community. He enjoys helping others integrate and find true joy in knowing Jesus.

Rob and his wife, Julie, have four children and five grandchildren.

He serves as a Connect Group Leader, Board member and Elder. Before EC, Rob trained and studied theology at Christ College Sydney and Moore College.

He continues to learn from others and is trying to stay slim.

Stephen Hickingbotham

Technology

 

Stephen has been married to Cathy for 37 years, having three adult children who also profess a faith in Jesus. Stephen became a Christian in his youth at 15, since then he has been passionately serving the Lord in multiple ministries.

The last 34 years he has led a ministry to the wider church as a developer, building software tools for running churches. He has a passion to use his gifts for the Lord’s glory and is currently serving in a variety of ways at Exchange Church including Kids Church,  Board member,  EC web site, church media, elder and various other special projects.

Board Members

Doug Andrews

Treasurer

 

Doug serves our Church on the Committee as Finance Officer and also as Safe Church Officer, maintaining oversight and reporting on our financial resources and our Safe Church policy. Doug has retired from a career involving accounting, finance, and administration in senior management positions. He is very keen to use his experience and skills to assist the Committee with administrative matters and to encourage and support our Lead Pastor.

Doug is married to Jen and they have four children and nine grandchildren. His extra-church activities include remote hiking/bushwalking and he is an active vintage car enthusiast.

James Gibbs

Mens Ministry

 

James is married to Hannah and they have two young children. He has been attending Exchange Church for 5 years and is a member of the Exchange Church Board. He loves His Saviour, Jesus Christ, and desires to serve Him in everything he does.

James runs his own business as a fencing contractor.  He is interested in old farm machinery and Holden cars, and would love to work on some restoration projects in the future.  In his spare time he enjoys four wheel driving, camping and fishing.

James leads our Mens ministry within Exchange Church.

Ministry Leaders

Jenny Andrews

Hospitality

 

Jen is married to Doug and they have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. Jen enjoys volunteering at the local hospital, reading, cooking and being out in the garden.

A favourite time is walking while listening to worship music, singing if no one is around and praying while soaking up God’s creation.

Her time with friends and family is important and serving in hospitality at Exchange Church is her way to show love to others.

Diane Bethell

Administration

 

Diane is married to David and they have three adult children and five grandchildren.

Since joining Exchange Church in 2020, Diane has enjoyed the fellowship with the family of Christians.

Diane has welcomed the opportunity to serve the Lord and the Church in administration and also in assisting Jenny Andrews in co-ordinating catering.

Diane currently works part time in aged care administration. She has an interest in arts and crafts and enjoys spending time with her family.

Hannah Gibbs

Kids Church

 

Hannah grew up on a dairy farm in Northern Victoria.  She attended a Christian school and later went on to study at Tabor Adelaide, where she completed a Bachelor of Primary Education.

She loves Jesus and sees the amazing opportunity of reaching children with the Gospel at an age where they are so open. Hannah is married to James, and likes to get out and help with his work as a fencing contractor.  They have two young children, Ted and Lily.

Hannah enjoys playing both the piano and violin, and likes to get out in the garden when she gets the chance.

Chelsea Hall

Youth

 

Chelsea is one of the Youth Leaders at Exchange Church Shepparton. She is working as a teacher at the local Christian college and loves being competitive when the opportunity presents itself in sport.

She loves Jesus and talking and therefore finds many opportunities in her discussions with people.

Chelsea has been with Exchange from day one and has loved watching God bless the church and watch it grow to what it has become today.

Gabbi Hall

Youth

 

Gabbi is a vibrant worship and youth leader at Exchange Church Shepparton. She is the daughter of Pastor Todd and Laurel Hall and has been with the church since it was founded in 2011.

She has lived in Shepparton her whole life and works full-time as materials planner at Freedom Foods UHT plant Shepparton. Gabbi is very passionate about reaching those who have not heard the gospel in Greater Shepparton.

She has chosen Exchange as her home church as the teachings and music are rooted from the one truth God has graciously given us, his word the Bible.

 

Laurel Hall

Music / Pastoral

 

Laurel was raised in a Christian home with her whole family loving and serving Jesus passionately. Married to Todd, together they have 4 children.

A gospel driven desire caused her to start a Mops group 20 years ago, then 10 years ago she helped plant Exchange Church alongside her husband.

Music is a big part of their family and she loves singing, playing piano and guitar, so leading worship through music at EC is a natural ministry.

Some of her interests are sport, board games, food and having fun outdoors in the sun. She loves the country life.

Jim Pascal

Missions

 

Jim is married to Janet and and they have two sons and two grandsons.

Jim serves on the missions team and has had a lengthy history of involvement in local and overseas missions. Jim has retired from an extensive career in education at the secondary, TAFE, and tertiary sectors both as a teacher/lecturer and as an administrator.

Jim and Janet enjoy the practical and sound expository preaching at Exchange Church, together with the warm and welcoming fellowship it provides.

Jim is an avid reader and when time permits, takes every opportunity to accompany Janet on visits to their two sons and their families who live in NSW, both of whom are committed Christians.

Cath Stone

Media

 

Cath serves as Worship Media Co-ordinator.  Cath and her husband Jeff have worshipped at Exchange Church since 2016.

Cath grew up in a Christ focused home and became a Christian as a young teenager.  While attending University, Cath resolved to follow and worship God with her whole heart.

Cath has served and led in various ministries in the churches she has attended. Cath and Jeff have 4 adult children and 5 grandchildren.

 

Jess Stone

Young Adults

 

Jess is a co-leader of Exchange Young Adults and is part of the music team. She is passionate about helping people connect and journey through life, as a family in Christ.

Jess has many years of experience working with youth and young adults. After completing her degree as a teacher, she returned to Shepparton and teaches in a local school.

Jess enjoys music, playing the keyboard and singing. In her spare time, she loves to draw and read a good book. She is always up for a chat and enjoys hanging out with family and friends.

Sharon Thomas

Young Adults / Video

 

Sharon is one of the Young Adults leaders at Exchange Church and also coordinates the video production team. She is a local optometrist and completed her Bachelor of Vision Science / Master of Optometry in Geelong.

Sharon loves to organise social events to connect the young adults of Exchange Church together, sharing life in community and fellowship. She also plays the violin in the church music team and is a member of the Goulburn Valley Concert Orchestra.

When Sharon manages to find spare time, she enjoys catching up with family and friends or sitting down to read a good book.