Staff @ LBC

Darrell McKerlie, Peter Los & Tony Burgum

Lilydale Baptist Church Pastoral Team
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Tony Burgum Lead Pastor Lilydale Baptist Church


Lead Pastor

Tony, along with his wife Lynne, returned to the LBC Church family at the beginning of 2022, then took up a Pastoral role in March 2023. Tony previously worked in a number of Engineering and Human Resources roles before undertaking studies for a BMin from 1994 to 1996 at the Bible College of Victoria. He then undertook further studies at Whitley Theological College and was ordained in 2005.

Further to studies, Tony, along with his family, served as senior pastor in 3 Baptist Church for 25 years, both regional and urban. Tony is passionate about seeing people grow in their faith and loves the Sunday worship event being a preacher, muso and song leader.

Tony and Lynne have been married for 46 years and have 3 adult children and 7 grandchildren.  Tony enjoys undertaking small building projects, gardening, reading, watching a variety of sport and is currently playing competitive table tennis.


Peter Los Co Pastor Lilydale Baptist Church

Peter has been married to his wife Nola for 46 years,  they have four grown-up children and four much loved grandchildren.   He has pastored in both Baptist and Churches of Christ for some 30 years and was previously employed as a Primary school Teacher, then a Special Education Teacher. He has also spent 8 years working with the Salvo’s in housing outreach, working with people in  Melbourne experiencing homelessness. Peter is passionate about encouraging people to grow in the knowledge and love of Jesus. He also loves working with marginalized people encouraging an ‘alongsiders’ approach. His main weakness is his devotion to his favorite AFL team Collingwood

Darrell McKerlie Co Pastor Lilydale Baptist Church

Darrell with his wife Pam were born and bred in Sydney and have been married for 55 years. They have one married son, with 3 grandchildren.

Darrell trained for the ministry in Morling Baptist College Sydney and has been pastoring Baptist Churches in NSW, Victoria, and Western Australia for 53 years. Darrell has also been a member of the Australian Marketing Institute for over 50 years and is currently a Fellow of that Institute.

One of Darrell’s interests over the years has been incorporating various types of bus ministries into the churches where they have ministered. Many folk have met their spouse on one these tours. That is all now a thing of the past. For relaxation and stimulation Darrell enjoys interacting with people, gardening, photography and with his wife Pam exploring the county in their car. Darrell has tried to retire a couple of times, but the Lord continues to provide new opportunities, that is why we are part of the team at Lilydale Baptist Church and enjoying it

Jenny Allen

Office Administrator
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Jenny   worships at  the Lilydale Baptist Church and also works 3 1/2 days a week in the church office. Jenny and her husband Trevor have 3 adult children and 6 grandchildren.  She is also  our Playgroup co-ordinator and has a passion for helping and serving in in both of these ministries.

Kathy Vincent

Community Programs Co-ordinator & Pastoral Carer of The Mustard Tree

Lisa Vincent

The Mustard Tree Operations Manager

Natalie Laukart

Lilydale Baptist Church Book Keeper & Finance Assistant of The Mustard Tree

Kathy Mitchell

Saturday Operations Supervisor of The Mustard Tree

Tracey Kelly

Cafe Manager of The Mustard Tree

Deb Shilling

The Mustard Tree Cafe Cook

Sue Bowers

Assistant Operations Manager of the Mustard Tree

Eva MacCartney

Operations Manager of the Cafe