Our Team


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Stephen Schultz


Stephen has been the pastor of St. Michael's since June 2002, having previously served at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Adelaide. He is responsible for the spiritual oversight of the worship life of the congregation and the many other duties of a pastor. He officiates at baptisms, weddings and funerals and is involved in various committees that serve the wider work of the Lutheran Church.


 Michael Dutschke


Michael has been a pastor of St. Michael's since October 2015, and also serves part time at Grace Lutheran Church at Bridgewater. He is responsible for the oversight of Life Groups (small groups) and Spiritual Growth, as well as other pastoral duties. Michael is married to Gina and has 2 teenage children, Alisha and Damon.


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Sharon Fitzgerald

Office Administration

Sharon's role oversees the church plant and equipment, ensures compliance with legislations, provides support for the Treasurer, provides administrative support to Pastor and staff, develops and distributes rosters and administers bookings for the church complex. Sharon is married to Mark with two sporty boys.

Mel Schwarz

Melanie Schwarz

Child and Family Ministry Coordinator

Melanie oversees Child and Family Ministry at St Michaels. She enjoys supporting the many wonderful volunteers who give of their time to share God’s word within these ministry areas. Melanie is also kept busy with her 3 young sons.



Ali Hoopman

cafe 3:16 Mission Coordinator

Ali commenced her role as Mission Coordinator for cafe 3:16 in January 2015. She is excited about managing the café and working alongside the fantastic team of volunteers that staff this venture. Ali enjoys coffee, meeting people and encouraging others to grow in their faith. cafe 3:16 provides the perfect setting to chat over great coffee and lovely food as people develop their relationships with others and ultimately with their Saviour. Ali is married to Mick and together they have 3 great kids, who love to help in the café when they have the chance.




Carly Eggers

Youth and Young Adults Ministry Coordinator

After completing Year 12 in 2014, Carlycommenced her role as Youth and Young Adults Coordinator in January 2015. She oversees both of the youth groups here at St Michael’s, as well as the Young Adults group which connects churches across the Adelaide Hills. She loves the opportunity for learning and connecting with people through youth ministry, and enjoys working with the passionate group of volunteers. As well as her position here, Carly is currently studying at the University of Adelaide.