Matthew & Raelene Le Claire are passionate about serving the people at Parkside and those in the community around them. Prior to working at Parkside Matthew served as a missionary on board the MV Doulos ship, as a Youth Worker in Beecroft, and as a Café Manager. On the ship, one of Matthew’s roles was working in the Creative Arts department training people in creative forms of evangelism that could be used cross-culturally. After graduating from Sydney Missionary and Bible College with a Bachelor of Theology, Matthew completed further studies at Morling College.
As Associate Pastor at Parkside, Matthew ministers to the Evening Congregation, Young Adults, and is responsible for Evangelism in the community. Whilst, Raelene, Matt’s wonderful wife, is a Physiotherapist, who loves serving in Youth Discipleship and Drama at the church. Having travelled around the world Matthew and Raelene have a real heart for people of all nations.
Matthew and Raelene really enjoy going for long bike rides, snuggling up to a good movie and traveling even more. Most of all though they love Jesus and are passionate about people knowing our wonderful saviour and growing in relationship and freedom with him.