Our Leadership Team

Alan Marr
Alan Marr
Interim Pastor

Alan Marr began ministry at Ashburton in January 2023 as our interim pastor. Alan has been in pastoral ministry for over 50 years. He has served the churches at Mordialloc, Blackburn, Westgate and St Kilda. He also served as a Regional Minister and Director of Ministries for the Baptist Union of Victoria. For most of those years the focus of his ministry has been upon community development, social justice and peacebuilding.

In 2008, he completed a Masters Degree in Conflict Transformation the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia U.S.A. His role as Chair of the Baptist World Commission for Peace has also taken him to many parts of the world where Baptist people have been caught up in armed conflict.

He is married to Jenny and they have 3 adult daughters and 2 wonderful grandchildren.

Sharyn White
Sharyn White
Associate Pastor

Sharyn joined the pastoral team at Ashburton Baptist Church in February 2021. Sharyn was 13 years old when she and her family were introduced to Jesus and over the following years helped to plant two new churches before she joined the team at Werribee Baptist Church where she was on staff for 10 years.

Sharyn is passionate about the local church and enjoys creating inclusive and welcoming environments and facilitating connections between the church and local community. She has completed a Bachelor of Theology and is currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Divinity as part of her Ordination studies. Sharyn is married to Scott, and they have three children.

Nathan Linton
Nathan Linton
Youth & Young Adults

Nathan started at ABC in January 2023 as the Youth & Young Adults ministry coordinator.

Elisa Mijares
Children's Ministry

Elisa joined the children’s ministry at Ashburton Baptist Church in 2023. She has been involved in running Sunday School programs with her local church in Loch Sport, Gippsland, with her family. She moved to Australia at the age of 10 from Butuan, Philippines. Elisa is studying towards a Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Teaching (Secondary) at Deakin University. She is passionate about music and shaping young minds. You will occasionally catch Elisa playing guitar and singing for praise and worship.