Our Staff

  • Steve Covetz

    Senior Pastor

    Converted by the grace of our great God when I was in my late teens. Since then I have been on an ever increasing learning curve of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. God seems to be teaching me more and more of the same truth every year: God is faithful and I will find my greatest joy through placing all of my trust in His Son Jesus Christ.


    I am married to Nicole and we have 4 wonderful blessings from our great God (Matthew, Sarah, Ethan & Joel). My greatest prayer is that our family will always find Jesus more precious than anything or anyone else.


    It has been an absolute thrill to be the founding pastor of TPCC. God has richly blessed us with loving, committed and passionate followers of Jesus who are desperate to see more people in The Hastings share in the joy of following Jesus. We would love to help you find your deepest satisfaction in Jesus so that you can help in the exhilarating task of magnifying the greatness of Jesus to the world.


    It has always been about Jesus & It will always be about Jesus.

  • Steve Cimarosti

    Sundays & Evangelism

    Although I grew up in a Christian family, it wasn’t until I was 18 that the good news of Jesus absolutely exploded for me - He showed himself to be a king worth loving and serving for the whole of my life. In His grace, God has given me Louise, my beautiful wife, to share in this journey of loving and serving Jesus. And we get to do it here, in Port Macquarie!


    I'm a bit of a nerd who loves coffee and snowboarding... But even more than this, I love seeing people explore, struggle, grapple with the claims of the Bible... There is nothing like seeing my friends realise that the stories of Jesus and the Christian message of grace is sensible, profound and unbelievably true.

  • John Hanlen

    NEXT GEN

    I didn't grow up going to church or in a Christian family. I believed in God but didn't actually understand the good news of Jesus, so thought I was a Christian when I really wasn't. God brought me to finally understand what Jesus achieved for us on the cross when I started going to church a year or so after high school, and since then I've loved knowing God more and more and rejoicing in the eternal hope he's promised me in his Son!


    My wife Ally and I love the beach, the snow, movies and music, and pretty much all kinds of food. We moved from the Central Coast to Port at the end of 2016, and are blessed with the opportunity to share the good news of Jesus throughout the Hastings region. We love seeing more people around Port come to know Jesus, and the people of TPCC grow in their love for God and his Word - especially the youth and kids!

  • LEANNE SMITH

    Ministry Support

    I moved to Port Macquarie 10 years ago.  I am blessed to have a beautiful daughter who is now in Queensland on her own adventure.


    I am a fairly new Christian and the best thing to happen in my life is to know Christ and all that he has done for me.


    I am truly blessed and honoured to be a part of the team at The Point Community Church and to serve in the Church office.  

    Even though I am shy, I look forward to meeting and getting to know you all at The Point Community Church.

  • Megan Tregier

    Financial Officer

    I moved to Port Macquarie in 1997 with my husband, Les. We have been blessed with two beautiful children, Ellouise and Jyal who are now in their teenage years. We love to spend time together as a family by going on road trips, camping and hanging out at the beach.


    During the 18 years living in Port Macquarie God has provided me with a wonderful Church, good christian friends and mentors who have helped me to grow in maturity in Christ. I truly rejoice in knowing it is all about Jesus, He is the way, truth and light!


    My part time role here at the Church is to assist with managing the finances. I am currently studying a dual qualification Certificate IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting to formalise my finance skills.


    I love serving in the Church and in the outer community. I enjoy and am thankful to be working with a team whose focus is to outreach into the community to spread the good new of Jesus.