Staff Team

Get to know the team behind our church’s mission. Our staff section introduces you to the pastors and administrative workers who keep our community thriving.


Simon Dent

Simon Dent

Senior Pastor

Simon is our lead pastor. He first connected with CoroUniting when he was 20, coming to faith in Jesus as part of the Youth Group. More recently he has returned with his family after ministering in the Clare Valley. Simon is married to Carolyn, with three daughters: Jesse, Tilly and Trinity

0402 217 860 simon@corouniting.org

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Jethro Buxton

Jethro Buxton


Jethro is the pastor responsible for Youth, Young Adults and Church Structure. He is passionate about Youth and Young Adults and how to equip and train them for a lifetime of faithful service to the church and not just to get a bigger youth group.

“I love the privilege I have to work with young people, to wrestle with their big questions and with God’s help to grow and point them to Christ.”

Jethro is married to Rosie and they have two children, Daisy and Micah.

0417 451 884 jethro@corouniting.org


Larissa Genat

Larissa Genat

Children and Families

Larissa is our Children and Families worker. She strongly believes that children are not simply the future of the church, but that they are the church today, and it is a great privilege to teach and support them.

“Jesus wasn’t joking when He said to let the children come to Him. Children (and their families!) are valuable to Him and it is a joy to watch them grow in relationship with God.”

Larissa is married to Marcus and loves exploring with him and their four children.



Thom Diment

Thom Diment

Office Manager

Thom is our Office Manager and can be found around the church on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Monday afternoons. He loves nothing better than a cup of tea, a good chat, and a complicated spreadsheet.

Thom and Laura are pleased to be bringing up their two boys as part of the church family that they’ve been part of for more than a decade.



James Armitage

James Armitage

Communications Officer

James is our communications officer and maintains IT and communication systems throughout the church. He likes a good coffee, a good chat, a good boardgame, and a good neovim config file.



Meet the guiding hands of our church community. Our elders diligently steward our resources and provide wise leadership to ensure our congregation’s well-being.


Wes Chambers

Wes Chambers

Elder, Council Chair

Wes Chambers is the Chair of Coro’s Church Council. He enjoys caring pastorally, working in admin issues and supporting the work and calling of others in Coro’s community.

0433 168 423 wes.chambers@corouniting.org


Marina Brown

Marina Brown


Marina has spent many years at Coro, becoming a Christian as a teenager at Wirraway, and having her faith nurtured and grown at Coro youth group. She married Jim at Coro and this has been their church home ever since. They have three great children: Tom, Noah and Mae.

Marina is involved in praying and discerning God’s leading for Coro, practically caring for our congregation, as well as looking outwards to sharing the Gospel with Coro’s wider community.

0431 923 542 marina.brown@corouniting.org


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Tony Lohmeyer

Tony Lohmeyer


Tony describes himself as “a sinner saved by God’s Grace through Jesus Christ my Lord.

Through the people He has sent my way, the cultures Jill and I have been a part of and the circumstances in which we have found ourselves, Christ has always been faithful to Himself from which we have seen His blessings.”

0448 302 999 tony.lohmeyer@corouniting.org


Tim Patrick

Tim Patrick


Tim is married to Cat, and they have three children, Poppy, Jonty, and Remy. They have been at Coro for around 5 years.

Currently, Tim serves as Principal of Bible College SA, a role that sees him active as a team and institutional leader, a ministry strategist, and a lecturer in a range of areas. Tim has also served as a local church pastor for around ten years.

He is keenly committed to the church as the bride of Christ, a gift of the Spirit, and the centre of what God is doing in his world.


Other Team Members


Brian Wicks

Congregational chair



Terry Steven



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