Nathan and Yvette Hedt

Pastor Nathan and Yvette have been married for over 22 years, and have three adult daughters. Nathan is the church planting pastor of Pakenham Lakeside Church and College Pastor for Lakeside College.

Yvette is currently studying at TAFE. She loves painting, crochet, and being creative.

Nathan tragically barracks for Carlton in the AFL, but will watch any sort of sports. His hobbies include restoring a classic ‘75 Mini (which is taking a lot longer than expected!), playing cricket as an old hack in G grade, reading, science, and mountain biking. But what he loves most of all is seeing people ‘get it’ in understanding the gospel - that what Jesus did is for them. Nathan has always wanted to be a pastor, and has been hoping to be a church planter for around 20 years.


Susie Taylor and Yvette Hedt were commissioned as Pastoral Carers and visitors for the congregation on Sunday 1st September 2019. Yvette is currently studying a Diploma of Counselling. Susie is excited that God can use her gifts of caring for others to serve the congregation.


Melissa Schmocker works as part-time Administration Assistant for Pastor Nathan and for the congregation. She enjoys using her time and creativity to serve God.