Our team.


Matt Gelding
Director NSW

Matt has been in youth and 20's ministry for over 20 years. He completed 10 years with Belrose Anglican in 2003, finished his degree at Morling College and is now ministering full-time for Soul Survivor NSW since 2004.

He is married to Emma, dad to Joel, Laura and Ben.

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Jordan Gallagher
the roadie.

Jordan joined the team at the end of 2016 to help build The Roadie in partnership with Bush Church Aid. She loves seeing young people join the adventure of following Jesus, being bold and courageous in The Holy Spirit, and falling in love with their Father God.

She is studying a Philosophy and Literature at the University of Sydney, dabbles in floristry, and drinks far too much coffee.

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Anna Couston
Events coordinator

Anna came on board to be soul.conference coordinator just after April 2015. We are looking forward to her bringing all her logistics and event management skills to help us run TWO conferences in April 2017! 

Anna is studying ministry at Alphacrusis College and has a love affair with the ocean. 

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Brayden Slade

Brayden came on board in 2017, and  is the worship co-ordinator.  He loves everything about music and loves his role!  "It's allowing me to convey the joy and heart of Jesus to young people through this passion."

"I am continually encouraged by the wonderful group of leaders around me and am keen to see God continue to move through them in order to impact the church in NSW.”

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Tanya Deane Ives

Tanya has been working with Soul Survivor since 2006 and currently  leads our calledtolead interns. She's also got a cracker voice and is regularly helping us with backing vocals.
Tanya  has a Masters of Divinity from Morling College. She is married to Jonathan and is so happy to call the upper northern beaches, 'home'.



Peta Bilton
media and comms

Peta has been helping us with communications since 2015, after doing calledtolead in 2014. Peta is often also on the road with us.

She is studying Humanitarian and Development studies and Applied leadership at university, and will regularly escape on what she calls 'micro adventures'.

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Soul Survivor would not function without a grand host of dedicated volunteers. These legends form bands and technical help with soul.teams, help us pull together large projects, and make our April conferences happen. 

To apply to join our volunteer team, click here. We would love to have a coffee with you!