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Meet the Team

Say hello to the leadership team at NEW Beginnings Uniting Church

Meet our leadership

Say hello to the leadership team at NEW Beginnings Uniting Church. Got questions for the lead team at NEW Beginnings Uniting? Contact us by clicking here.


Simon Lee - Minister

Simon Lee started with Cronulla Uniting Church in 2008 as lead pastor. Since then, Cronulla Uniting has changed to NEW Beginnings Uniting Church with a new vision and direction. Simon is married to his wife of 25+ years, Annette. Simon has a passion for photography and cycling.

"Just remember that you are God's masterpiece" - Pastor Simon

Lachlan Blackwood - Worship Leader

Lachlan Blackwood started with NEW Beginnings in 2022. Lachlan is an accomplished musician with 20 years of worship ministry experience and brings a passion for seeing people experiencing God's love through worship.

Kerry Aberline - Chairperson Church Council / Worship Leader

Kerry Aberline has been attending the church for over 35 years. Kerry is actively involved in the music ministry at NEW Beginnings Uniting Church. Kerry has a passion for worshipping God, as well as being an avid Pokémon Go player and Artist.

"The joy of the Lord is my strength. Nehemiah 8:10" - Kerry

Merla Ayres - Secretary Church Council / Coordinator Cronulla Community Cafe

Merla Ayres has been a long term member of the church and has been instrumental in the vision and direction of the church. Merla along with a number of other members of the church co-ordinate and run the Cronulla Community Cafe outreach program.