Our Ministry Team

Senior Pastor – Rohan Pieris

Rohan is passionate about pastoral ministry because he gets the amazing privilege of helping people come to know Jesus and connect what they believe about Him with the details of their lives. He first trusted in Jesus at a young age, but it was at university where Rohan really came to grasp the freedom that comes from having a secure identity in Christ, and was challenged to live wholeheartedly for Him.

Rohan is married to Heather and they have  young daughters, Jasmine and Matilda, and baby Lydia. He worked as a corporate lawyer for a few years, before heading to Sydney Missionary & Bible College in 2011, where he completed a Master of Divinity in preparation for ministry.

Having previously spent all their lives in Sydney, the Pieris’ made the move to Brisbane in January 2015. They love the warmer weather this side of the Tweed, but we’re yet to convince them to cheer for Queensland in the Origin! In his spare time, you’ll find Rohan running and cycling around the streets of Graceville, watching cricket or West Wing, or sampling local culinary delights with Heather.

Student Pastor (Youth) – Cornelis Du Plessis

Welcome to our new Student Minister, Cornelis du Plessis, who will be part of our Ministry Team this year! Cornelis and his family will join Graceville PC, as he commences theological studies at Queensland Theological College. His background is both South-African & Australian, and grew up in a family that knows and serves Jesus. His vision to do ministry was cultivated and shaped while studying engineering at Queensland University. Through the Uni Impact ministry, Cornelis was involved in leading bible studies, worship, mentoring others and going on a mission trip to Thailand.Cornelis is married to Sandy & have two sons, Everett (3) and Fletcher (1). They’ve previously been members at Christ Community Church West (Corinda), and they now look forward to serving at our church as they endeavour to encourage people to become disciples who obey Jesus, and seek His glory above all else.

FAST FACTS: Amongst all of his hobbies and interests, Cornelis particularly enjoys the challenges of endurance events and seeing how far he can push himself. The most enjoyable (and painful) experience was completing the Gold Coast Marathon last year!

Student Pastor (Youth) – Troy Wilkins

Troy joined Graceville Presbyterian Church at the beginning of 2020 for the final years of his student placement as a part of his training for the ministry in the Presbyterian Church. He loves Jesus and is always excited to talk about Him. He is studying at QTC and is enjoying the privilege and challenge of studying God’s word. Pray that as he moves through his studies that God will master him with his word. Troy is married to Angie and together they have  four boys; Jack, Levi, Noah and Seth. The Wilkins 6 have a massive heart for pastoral care and discipleship and are energised by walking with people through the everyday by “doing life” with them. The Wilkins 6 spent the last 6 years living, fellowshipping and working in Ipswich, and up until 2016 Troy and Angie owned and operated a landscaping business before making the move into full time ministry and study. A good time for the Wilkins 6 usually revolves around water, whether it’s fishing, tubing, swimming or just relaxing at the beach, that’s where we’ll be when time permits.