Our Team

A team of hard working staff and other leaders work together to see God's mission fulfilled at Wellspring. You can find out more about them here.

Rob Imberger

Rob Imberger
Senior Pastor

Rob was saved by grace as a little one and grew up in south-eastern Melbourne. From teenager years, Rob knew God wanted him to be a pastor. Soon after finishing secondary school, Rob undertook a BTh and AdvDipMin at Ridley College, Melbourne, where he was blessed to meet and marry his beautiful wife Camille, the year before ordination and graduation in 2007.

For a few years, Rob then served as Assistant Curate at St. John's Diamond Creek, before moving to join the team at South East Bendigo Anglican Parish until 2014. Whilst in Bendigo, Rob and Camille thanked God for the arrival of their three awesome children (and now a fourth, their own little Tasmanian!). The Imbergers are loving their new adventure, and they feel confident of the Lord's sovereign leading to Wellspring Church and community. Rob commenced his role as Senior Pastor in late 2014, and continues to enjoy leading Jesus' church here.

For fun, the Imbergers variously enjoy singing, dancing, coffee, reading and the Collingwood Football Club.

Michael Chau

Michael Chau
Chinese Pastor

Michael is the Chinese Pastor of Wellspring. He is married to Linda with three children: Georgia, Gina and Jack. The family migrated to Melbourne from Hong Kong in 2003. Michael completed his undergraduate degree with the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing and later a Master's degree in Chinese Law from the City University in Hong Kong. He also recently completed the Australian College of Theology's Bachelor of Ministry through the Melbourne School of Theology's Chinese Department. Michael was elected Chairman of the Board of Chinese Ministries at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Doncaster, Melbourne.

After graduation from MST he worked for 18 months as an Assistant Pastor at Melbourne Chinese Bible Church. Michasel is passionate to study God's Word and to reach out to unreached people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ; he is especially burdened to evangelise those from different Chinese backgrounds. In his spare time, Michael enjoys family life, fishing, camping, sightseeing, photography and exploring the natural wonders of God's creation.

Mary Holland

Mary Holland
Children's Pastor

Mary moved to Tasmania in 2006 and loves Hobart madly. She loves the beaches and the coffee and her beloved West Hobart neighbourhood. She especially loves going on drives with her family, playing board games, watching old movies, and sharing life with friends. She was married in 2000 to Mark, the junior school chaplain at The Hutchins School.

God has blessed them with four gorgeous active children, Patrick (2004), Amelia (2006), Harriet (2008) and Eloisa (2011). Mary has been involved in Christian children's ministry since she was a teenager, albeit with a long break during the years when the Holland kids were smallish. She became a Christian as a child and enjoys helping kids to understand, express, and live out their faith in Christ and helping them to know and understand God's word better.

Mary is studying for her Master of Teaching degree at UTAS part-time, loves leading with her family on Anglican summer camps and being respite foster carers. She loves Wellspring Anglican and is thrilled to be the children's minister here.

Sam Gough

Sam Gough
University Pastor

University was an influential and exciting time of growth in Sam's Christian life. He is keen for other students to experience the same thing.

Sam made a career switch from medicine to ministry. He has done many years of ministry on university campuses around Australia. He is passionate about helping people understand the Bible and connect their faith to their everyday lives.

Sam is married to Beck and they have two kids. He loves eating junk food, watching sport on tv, and wearing comfortable trackies."

Kwan

Kwan Tzu Nin
Chinese Assistant Pastor

Church is the reason Kwan calls Tasmania home. Kwan came for the university in 2006 and later got married with Joanne in 2012. They were blessed with Bruno (2014) and Gwyneth (2016).

Wellspring is a church of diversity and this has helped him experience Jesus richly. Kwan is passionate about seeing people of various ethnicities gather together as families under the name of Jesus. Kwan works with the university in aquaculture research, and enjoys fishing and keeping aquarium.

Lara Nairn

Lara Nairn
Administrator

Lara has grown up in Hobart and feels grateful to God to not remember a time when she didn't believe in Him. She met her husband Andy in Launceston and they were married in 2010. In 2016, they welcomed their firstborn son, David, into their lives. In the past, Lara has studied Science at UTAS and worked for a Tasmanian fruit export company. She enjoys cups of tea, playing music with her community band and cooking for friends.

Lara can help you with any questions you might have around the day to day activities of the church and its various ministries.

Charles

Charles Fehre
Honorary Assistant

Charles studied for ministry at Ridley College and was ordained in 1960. He has served in various parishes across the Diocese of Tasmania and in 2003 brought his wealth of experience as a pastor to Wellspring in his role as an Honourary Assistant.

Throughout his life and ministry Charles's passion has always been, and remains, for young people to grow in their knowledge and love of God and fulfill God's plan and purpose for them. When he's not too busy, Charles also enjoys woodworking and gardening.

Amy

Amy Maskell
Finance Officer

Amy grew up in Tasmania and has recently returned here after living in Sydney. Amy struggled to find a place to fit in growing up until she realised that security was found in a person, Jesus, rather than a place or organisation.

Amy is a wife to Andrew and mum to Harriet (4) and Henry (2). Andrew works with the University Fellowship of Christians at the Hobart campus and they are both passionate about endeavoring to serving Christ with all of their life.

After 9 years at a high paced accounting firm, Amy has joined our team for a change of pace and priorities and a chance to get amongst a ministry workplace.

Amy handles our finances and can help with any finance questions you might have in conjunction with our treasurer.

Charlotte

Charlotte Jones
Youth Ministry Intern

Charlotte has grown up knowing Jesus name and began to comprehend the magnitude of His grace in her teenage years. She is passionate about helping youth develop their faith, engage with God’s word, have fellowship together and learn about Jesus. Charlotte attended St Marks Bellerive in her childhood before coming to Wellspring 3 years ago and has thoroughly enjoyed her time here. She is looking forward to the next chapter at Wellspring and continuing to engage in fellowship.

Charlotte is studying a Bachelor of Social Science at UTAS majoring in Sociology and Geography as well as undertaking a unit at Ridley Bible College. She enjoys being outdoors, reading, spending time with her family and friends and going to the beach.

Sarah Pilgrim

Sarah Pilgrim
Children's Ministry Trainee

Sarah has had the joy of growing up in a Christian family in which she was given the opportunity to confirm her faith eagerly in her teens. She has been a member of the Wellspring community for a
number of years after making the move from Holy Trinity with her family and enjoys engaging with a broad range of people in the church but most especially children.

She loves working with kids and is excited for the opportunity to engage in spiritual growth with the children she leads. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at UTAS as well as completing a Certificate of Theology through the Timothy Partnership. When she’s not working or studying (which is not often!), Sarah enjoys reading, watching classic films and going for walks on the
foreshore.

Parish Council can be contacted here.