PETER COSSGROVE - senior pastor
Pastor Peter Cossgrove commenced at North East Baptist in mid January and was inducted during the service on 3 February 2013. Peter has been involved in pastoral oversight of all Youth & Young Adults Ministry previously at Eastside Community Church and Clontarf Beach Baptist Church. He has expanded his ministry and is currently the new Senior Pastor. He has been involved in youth ministries for 15 years and is passionate about seeing people of all ages both young and old reach their potential in Christ and family. He and Tracey have been married for 17 years and have three children.
CATHY LESLIE - ASSOCIATE PASTOR
Cathy has been a part of North East Baptist since 2001 and in that time has been involved in many aspects of church life including youth and children’s ministry, mission and outreach events, prayer, home groups, pastoral care, worship and preaching. Prior to becoming a pastor at NEB Cathy was involved in school chaplaincy at both primary and high schools for 8 years. She is married to Adam and has two sons, Daniel and Sam. When at all possible Cathy can be found in the great outdoors, on a beach or a bike, playing a bit of sport or wandering through a park.
ANDREW HASSUM - ASSOCIATE PASTOR
Andrew is a Registered Pastor with Queensland Baptists and began ministering at NEB in mid 2015. Andrew oversees all Youth and Young Adult related activities, including NEB youth group, youth church, young adults bible study, as well as other pastoral duties. Andrew is currently studying his Masters of Ministry at Malyon Bible College which he aims to have completed by mid 2018. In his spare time, Andrew loves riding motorbikes, working on cars, playing touch footy, and spending time with his family and friends! Prior to ministering at NEB, Andrew worked as a Process Safety Engineer for one of the largest Natural Gas producers in Australia. Andrew is married to Naomi and they have two children (Zane: 2015, and Micah: 2017).
TRACEY COSSGROVE - ASSOCIATE PASTOR
Tracey has been serving alongside Peter at NEB since they began here in 2013. Together they have 3 beautiful children (2 teenagers and one almost). Tracey graduated from Malyon College at the start of 2017 with a Bachelor of Ministry and continues to oversee both Worship (including Creative Arts and Communications) and Women’s ministries here at NEB. Tracey has a strong desire to see people within the community come to know Jesus and those within in the church excited and passionate to live a life fully sold out to Him. She loves quality time with her family and friends (especially when coffee is involved) and enjoys exercising, movies, reading a good book and every now and then a spot of shopping – that’s a hobby isn’t it??!!
HELEN MACANN - CHILDREN'S MINISTRY CO-ORDINATOR
Helen started attending North East Baptist in October 2011, after spending a few months at Playtime with her daughter, Ruby. Since then she has had a son, Joshua, and has co-lead the Playtime program since July 2013. In January 2017, Helen commenced work as Children’s Ministry Coordinator, to bring a unified mission across all of the children’s ministries at North East, including Playtime, NRG, and the Sunday morning children’s programs, Kool Kids and Children’s Church. Helen is passionate about providing lively and engaging programs to teach kids about the life of Jesus and to help give them a firm foundation, alongside their parents and carers, in their faith journey. Helen’s interests include hanging out with family and friends, doing voluntary work in the local community, snowboarding and travelling the world, especially to visit family and friends in the UK and South Africa.