Our Team


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.

Stephen Hickingbotham



Stephen has been married to Cathy for 38 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 35 years Stephen has run a ministry supporting the wider church in systems development. 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, systems devlopment and various other special projects.

Board Members

Doug Andrews

Treasurer / Safe Church


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.

Tom Briggs


Tom grew up in the Goulburn Valley where he was raised within a Christian family who instilled strong values in him from a young age.

Now as a husband to Emily and father of three, he prioritises raising his children in the ways of the Lord and seeing them walk out the plan God has for their life.

From a young age Tom has served within different areas of the church body and regularly leads worship and plays drums at our Exchange church services.

While Tom is a qualified carpenter who juggles work life, fatherhood and Monday night basketball, his best days are the ones spent fishing. 


Ministry Leaders

Jenny Andrews



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



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.

Emily Briggs



Emily is the leader of our women’s ministry at Exchange Church. She enjoys the Christ-centred, bible teaching focus of Exchange.

She has a desire to see women connect in a community where they are empowered and encouraged to learn and grow in their faith and their knowledge of the Lord, to know their worth as a daughter of the King.

Emily is married to Tom and has three children.

She was born in Shepparton, and works as a physiotherapist.

She enjoys spending time with her family, playing a variety of sports and getting creative in her sewing room.

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 seven grandchildren.

He serves as a Connect Group Leader. 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.

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.

Gabbi Hall

Team Roster


Gabbi is a vibrant worship leader and looks aftert the Team Roster for Exchange Church. 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.

Sean Huggan



Sean has been in ministry since 2016, working with youth, families and kids for the Lord.

Sean love’s adventures and outings, but love nothing more than Jesus! Sean is enthusiastic about making Jesus known to all people and seeing them receive eternal salvation which comes only from the Lord.

Jim Pascal



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



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.