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Our People

Pastoral Leadership Team

Rev Melissa Powell

Rev Melissa Powell is serving as interim Lead Pastor while our search for a new pastor is underway.


Melissa has 18 years of pastoral ministry experience and was a founding member of cession | community serving as Associate Pastor from 2004-2009. Melissa served as the Minister of Taonga Wesleyan Community 2010-2017 before returning to study to complete her Masters in Applied Theology at Carey Graduate School graduating in April 2020. 

Melissa rejoined our Pastoral Staff team in an interim capacity in 2020 and was reappointed as our Associate Pastor in March 2021.

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Our Servant Leaders

cession|community is under the spiritual oversight of our Servant Leaders, who operate as our elders:


Carmel Bell

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Vania Dunn


Melwyn Le Comte


Rev Melissa Powell

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