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Meet the Team

Alaric and Elisabeth Kurzawa


Alaric and Elisabeth met while they were both attending University in Texas, USA. They were married in 1997. Elisabeth convinced Alaric to move to her beautiful homeland of Australia. They crossed back over the Pacific Ocean in 2002 and Alaric easily adopted the “Aussie” way of life. Alaric has been “Lead Pastor” of GCI-Seaford since 2006. He still maintains a passion for U.S football and loves reading and spending time with his family. Alaric and Elisabeth have two sons and two daughters. Alaric pastors both the Seaford and Gippsland Churches.

Barry and Pamela Rice

Pastoral Team Members

Barry and Pamela were married in 1972 and have 5 children. They have lived in their current home for the past 22 years. All of their children are grown and have flown the nest. However, as often happens some of them have returned to once again inhabit the family home….it’s good to have them around.We enjoy our role in our church congregational family in Seaford,and this really keeps us busy. In our spare time, Pamela enjoys reading and Barry loves watching sport. Both Barry & Pamela are members of the Frankston Arts Centre and enjoy several of their productions throughout the year. Barry assists the pastor in the role of “Lay-Preacher” giving the occasional Message at Church on Sundays. Pamela organises the worship leading team

Sam and Jenny Kotsinadellis

Pastoral Team Member

Sam Kotsinadellis is the newest member of the PASTORAL TEAM. Sam was born in Greece and came to Australia in his teens. A member of the church since 1974 and an avid ST.Kilda supporter, Sam has lived most of his life in Country Victoria, and Melbourne, with a 6 year sojourn in Perth WA. Recently married, Sam and his wife currently reside in one of the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.Sam loves to serve, whether it be in the kitchen serving physical food, or at the lectern, giving us spiritual food in a segment we call “Church Life”