Our Team

Reverend Tim Giovanelli

Tim pioneered this amazing church community over 10 years ago with his wife Victoria. He is thrilled by the way God has used this church to impact the Manly community! Tim is the proud parent of Hope and Luca! Tim spent 6 years overseas in his 20’s, volunteering with African Enterprise in Kenya, working in consulting in London and studying theology at Regent College in Vancouver. Tim is an ordained Reverend in the Baptist Churches of NSW and ACT. He is also the Chaplain up at the International College of Management in Manly.

Contact: tim.giovanelli@manlylife.org

Pastor Victoria Giovanelli

Victoria leads Manly Life Church with Tim and is regularly involved in preaching, prayer and the Restoration Course. She lived and studied at Catch the Fire Toronto before coming back to Sydney to teach High School dance. Victoria loves serving the Manly Life community and is excited to be a part of a growing, diverse and faith filled community!

Contact: victoria.giovanelli@manlylife.org

Pastor Kirrily Smeallie

Kirrily loves the local church and regularly preaches, leads services and helps with pastoral care. She is married to Dave and is mum to 3 great kids! Kirrily has planted and led churches and is passionate about people knowing Jesus and being transformed by his love! She is particularly involved in the morning services and with the families.

Contact: kirrily.smeallie@manlylife.org

Pastor Lani Daniel

Coming soon…

Youth & Kids Ministry Coordinator: Chris Roberts

Chris and his beautiful wife Beth live in Manly and Chris loves getting outdoors, reading, cooking, watching movies and sport of all kinds. Most of all Chris has a passion for seeing children and teenagers discover a relationship with Jesus, be an integral part of God’s family the Church, and be empowered to live for God’s Kingdom in their communities. If you are interested in primary school and high school ministries, please don’t hesitate to contact Chris! 

Contact Chris: chris.roberts@manlylife.org

Worship Co-ordinator: Millie Wilson

Millie is our amazing Worship Co-ordinator at Manly Life! Millie can often be found leading our times of worship or in the band. She sings, plays guitar, piano and the cello! Millie has done YWAM in Hawaii, studies at C3 college and has been on mission to Bangladesh with Homes of Hope International. Her heart is to help us worship King Jesus and lead us into the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Contact Millie: millie.wilson@manlylife.org

Assistant Kids Ministry Coordinator: Janna Artuz

Janna leads our brilliant creche and pre-school kids church programs on Sunday mornings and all of the wonderful volunteers who serve each week. Janna is originally from the Philippines and is now living on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. She loves the kids and the kids love her!

Welcome, Hospitality and Events Coordinator – Bec Thwaites

Bec is coordinates all of the welcome, hospitality and events at Manly Life. She is studying Social Research and Policy majoring in Development Studies at UNSW and loving it. Bec is passionate about justice and compassion in action and loves seeing people find community and purpose in the body of Christ. In her spare time she love to paint and do pottery, and loves the glorious ocean! If you come to Manly Life, you will be sure to meet Bec! 

Contact Bec: bec.thwaites@manlylife.org

Creatives – Emily Pierce

Coming soon…

Church Governance

Manly Life is a part of the Baptist Churches of NSW and ACT. The church is led by Tim and Victoria and is wisely assisted by the Administration Group (David, Ross, Allan and Karin) and the Eldership Group (Tim, Victoria, Julie, Greg, Mark and Jess). The Administration Group meets to oversee administrative matters such as the finances, leases, wages, external giving and legal compliances. The Eldership Group meet to look at the vision, values and goals of the church and to provide wisdom and guidance to the Pastoral team.

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