Our Staff Team

Simon Flinders – Senior Pastor

Simon Flinders

Simon began serving at St Mark's Northbridge in July 2010 when he brought with him a large group from St Thomas' North Sydney to begin an evening service (5pm) in Northbridge. He has been the Senior Pastor since the start of 2013 and hopes to be a part of the community of Northbridge and of St Mark's for many years to come.

Simon is married to Tamara and they have three children – Gemma, Lily, and Charlotte.

After graduating from Moore College, Simon and Tamara have lived and served in Georges Hall (2001–2003), in North Sydney (2004–2010) and now here in Northbridge.

Simon has been a Sydney boy his whole life and prays that many more people in this beautiful city would come to know the God who made it, who made them, and who has sent his majestic Son to save us.

Pat O'Keeffe – Assistant Pastor

Kathy Notley

Pat has served at St Mark's as a student since 2015, while completing his studies at Moore Theological College. Having finished study at the end of 2018 he was very excited to come on staff as an Assistant Pastor at the beginning of 2019!

Pat has a particular focus on serving the high-schoolers of St Mark's, and overseeing the Friday night ALIVE youth group. 

Pat loves to cook, follows too many sports, and loves to write songs that teach kids about God’s great love for them. 

Pat and his wife Issy are enjoying getting settled into Northbridge and sharing the love of Jesus with the people of St Mark's and the Northbridge community. 


Kathy Notley – Assistant Pastor

Kathy Notley

Kathy started serving at St Mark's Northbridge in January 2012 and has been part of the 5pm congregation since its commencement in July 2010. Spending most of her working life in a corporate role, Kathy decided to pursue full time theological studies and is now following her desire to serve God through developing ministry to women at St Mark's.

She is married to Ray and they share a love of sport both as participants and spectators, although trending to the latter these days.

Kathy enjoys meeting up with women and has a passion to see people of all ages respond to the good news about what God has done through His Son Jesus Christ.

Steph Kyme – Pastor For Children

Steph Kyme

Steph has been a part of the 5pm congregation since 2010 and was excited to join the staff team in 2017. She trained as a primary school teacher and after graduating from Sydney Missionary and Bible College, she loved being part of the chaplaincy team at Abbotsleigh, a girl’s school in Sydney’s North.

Telling children and youth about Jesus has always been Steph’s passion. She considers it a privilege to sit and chat, answer questions and teach the Bible. Her puppets, Chad, Nugget and Milkshake agree with her wholeheartedly!

Steph is married to André and they have three children. They love bike riding, rock climbing, going to the beach and laughing together. Steph is currently trying her hand at ceramics and loves karaoke.

Anne Penny – Administrator

Anne Penny

Anne was born and raised in Scotland. Since moving to Sydney in 1992 she has worked as a desktop publisher in the printing industry and various corporate roles. In 2004 Anne joined the administration staff at St Thomas' North Sydney where she worked for about 7 years before moving to St Mark's when the St Thomas' 5pm congregation relocated. She has served as the St Mark's administrator since the end of 2010.

Anne is very thankful to God for the opportunity to serve the church family and support the work of the ministry staff.

Alex Orange – St Mark's Preschool Director

Alex Orange

Alex started at St Mark's Preschool in July 2016 and has been a member of St Mark's church since the 5pm Congregation moved across from St Thomas' in 2010.

She has a bachelor of early childhood teaching and has worked in many areas of early childhood including Family Day Care, Long Day Care, and over 12 years in Preschool.

She loves spending time with children and seeing them grow and develop. She also appreciates the privilege of being part of both the children's and the family's journey from early childhood to school.

[To contact Alex or to find out more about St Mark's Preschool, please visit:
www.northbridgepreschool.com.au ]