Pastors & Staff

Simon Clemow

Senior Pastor/Ministry Team Leader

Originally from South Australia, Simon came to Hobart City Church in June 2017 having previously been on staff with Global Mission Partners, Doncaster (VIC) and Goolwa (SA). His call to ministry has always been around the question "what does it mean to be a vibrant follower of Jesus today?" Simon is married to Casey, is father to two boys and is the chew toy of a Groodle named Leo. Other than family and faith, he loves coffee, gaming, bonsai, 80-90s music, and is a foundation member of the mighty Tasmania JackJumpers (NBL).  

Dirk Petrusma

Associate Pastor - Pastoral Care

Dirk is the youngest of a family of eight who emigrated to Australia from the Netherlands. He attended the Melbourne Bible Institute (now the Melbourne College of Theology), before embarking on a career in teaching.
He became the founding principal of Emmanuel Christian School where he oversaw the growth of the school to year ten and over three hundred students. He was involved in the commencement of Northern Christian School where he was principal for two periods.
Since retiring from the Christian school movement Dirk pastored the Howrah Church of Christ for seven years. After his wife died he married Beth in 2010 and together they have been involved at the Hobart City Church serving as associate and interim pastor.

Phil and Naomi Cooper

Worship Pastors

Phil and Naomi grew up in Hobart City Church of Christ, and were married here in 2004. Their kids also enjoy being involved in the church life.
Worship ministry and music has been a significant aspect of their lives and instrumental in their faith journey with God. They feel privileged to be able to lead God’s people in giving him praise and honour -  a role  they began in 2015.
Beyond church, Naomi plays netball and shows her creativity in scrap-booking and culinary skills. Phil enjoys futsal, playing computer games with the kids and developing his skills in music and production

Annette Broughton

Operations Manager/Connection Ministries

Annette visited Tasmania in 2008 and quickly fell in love with the scenery, people and lifestyle. Her work experience includes medical practice management in Singapore and working for Youth for Christ. Tasmania provided an opportunity for her to train as a chef and marry a chef, Darin. Annette enjoys meeting people, sharing her cookery and catering skills for worthy causes as well as welcoming new people and helping them integrate into the local community.

Carol Kingshott

Thread Together Hobart General Manager

A Tasman Peninsula girl, Carol moved to Hobart to complete high school and has lived there ever since. She is married to John and delights in her four daughters (and their partners) and her eight grandchildren. Having spent over 20 years working as an educator with the Department of Education, Carol is passionate about practically demonstrating God's love in our community.