Meet our team



Steve Roggero

Senior Pastor

Steve was inducted at HBC as Senior Pastor on February 15 2009. His previous ministries include: Director Church Development at Churches of Christ Vic/Tas; Senior Pastor of Community Life Church Cherrybrook (North-West Sydney); and Pastor for Youth & Young Adults at Crossway/Blackburn Baptist (Melbourne).

In June 2013 Steve graduated with Doctor of Ministry Degree through Fuller Theological Seminary with a focus on Leadership & Church Engagement in Mission.

Steve has been involved in preaching, teaching and training both nationally and internationally as well has having established mission partnerships in various countries.

Steve loves sport, is particularly passionate about the Carlton Blues in AFL, as well as being keen on the other football (soccer) and other sports. He is interested in theatre and film, and enjoys good food and real coffee!

Steve is married to Sue and they have a teenage son, Ricky who is the life of the party at home.




Mark Nidenko

Associate Pastor/Care Connect

Mark was inducted as the Next Gen & Associate Pastor in Feb 2016. Prior to coming to Heathmont Mark worked as the Church Relations Coordinator for Bible Society Australia, which primarily involved drinking a lot of coffee with church leaders around the state. Mark also previously served as a Senior Pastor for 7 years.

Mark is married to Stephanie and together they have 3 young children including a set of twins who are very active and keep them very busy.

An enthusiastic Carlton supporter, in his free time Mark is a keen cyclist. He is willing to take part in most sports, usually badly. He also enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and wears size 13 shoes.




Brad Murch

Youth & Young Adults Pastor

Brad is excited to be part of the ministry team at Heathmont overseeing Youth & Young  Adult.Prior to Brad’s appointment at HBC, he completed a youth ministry internship at Whitehill Church of  Christ in Queensland.

During the internship, Brad developed a passion for ministry and a desire to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ preached to the lost and the broken; gaining experience in youth, young adult and schools’ ministries with a focus on preaching and discipleship.

‘God called me out of my sport and previous study to pursue a career in ministry’.


Julia Penny

Children’s Ministry

Julia is excited to be part of the ministry team at Heathmont Baptist overseeing the children’s ministry. Prior to working at HBC,Julia completed a two-year internship working with youth and young adults, as a bridge between a local church and the surrounding schools. During the internship Julia developed programs for the students to get connected within the church.  These experiences developed in her a passion for ministry and for spreading the love of Jesus to everyone in the community. Julia desires to see the Lord work within the wider community ofHeathmont and to help expand the Kingdom of God through the discipleship of our children.



Lynda Hart

Church Operations Administration

Lynda is new to the team at Heathmont Baptist in 2018. Growing up in the beautiful suburbs of Eastern of Melbourne, Lynda now has the privilege of raising her family here, in the best part of Melbourne. Lynda has a heart for serving Christ and the community and a passion for exploring all of the beauty of Victoria. Coming from a combined background of Administration and Health Care, Lynda is keen to support the Pastoral Team & the Church Family & wider Heathmont community with a ‘here to help’ way of getting the work done.