Rev. Phil Coghlan
Ministry Team Leader

Originally from the Blue Mountains, Phil grew up enjoying a fine balance between playing in the great outdoors and the great indoors. After School, he trained as a High School Music teacher before going onto to study theology at Sydney Missionary and Bible College. In 2013 he was ordained in the Armidale Anglican Diocese and spent six years ministering in that area of the country. Phil commenced his time as Rector of Burnie Anglican Church at the end of January, 2019.

Phil is married to Meagan, and they have three children: Mirrilee (9), Felix (5), and Chester (2).

Phil loves watching and playing sport, playing board games, watching good television, eating meat, and drinking and roasting Coffee. Most of all, he loves Jesus and wants everyone to have the chance to know the Real Jesus and the difference that knowing him makes. Phil is always keen to meet over a coffee to chat about Jesus, church or pretty much anything. 

Rev. Alastair Crouch
Assistant Minister

Alastair was born in Adelaide but grew up in Sydney, England and Brisbane. After spending a year in England after high school, Alastair studied Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering in Brisbane. Alastair and Kristy moved to Bunbury, Western Australia where Alastair worked as an Engineer. After five years of working, Alastair and Kristy, with their two boys, Reuben (6) and Alexander (4) moved to study at Sydney Missionary and Bible College. Having just completed his Masters of Divinity, Alastair is looking forward to being Ordained in March and serving the church in Burnie.

Alastair has a great love of people; he is always up for a chat. He loves to hear how God is working in people’s lives and talking to people about Jesus. Alastair loves to sail, brew coffee and slow cook BBQ meat. Alastair and Kristy enjoy relaxing together watching Doctor Who and as a family, we are always on the lookout for a new park or playground to explore.