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.

Senior Pastor 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.

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.

Noel Bowditch

Noel Bowditch
Honorary Assistant

Noel is honorary Assistant Minister with responsibility for the 8am congregation. He brings to this role a breadth of ministry experience in both rural and urban contexts, school chaplaincy, church consultancy and assisting parishes in times of review and transition. Outside the parish he serves as a ministry coach and facilitates the cohort of honorary clergy in the Diocese. He enjoys reading, exercising, spending time with family and in the garden.

He is married to Lynne. They have two adult sons (Matt and Chris) and three young grandchildren.

Parish Council can be contacted here.