Our Pastors

Pastor Marilyn and RaySenior Pastor Marilyn Hunter

Marilyn Hunter is Senior Pastor at Encourage Church and along with her husband Ray, who is her constant support, seeks to inspire and motivate others to live a life of purpose and influence.

Marilyn and Ray have been married for over 45 years and have three wonderful Godly children and eight delightful grandchildren.

Marilyn has been in full time ministry since 1991 and is a woman with a heart after God. Her desire is to live her life totally without compromise for the Kingdom of God.

Marilyn’s current positions in the workplace and current community roles are:

  • Senior Pastor of Encourage Church Romsey
  • Administrator of Kidzone Out of School Hours Care
  • Leader in the Country Central West District of the ACC Churches in Victoria
  • Member of the Romsey and Lancefield Ministers' Fraternal


Ps Tim and GeorgiaAssistant Pastor Tim Emonson

Tim Emonson is Assistant Pastor at Encourage Church.  Tim has a heart for the Word of God and helping people to deepen their relationship with God.  With a passion for apologetics, and an ability to convey the complex in simple terms, he preached his first sermon when he was 16.

Tim is married to Georgia, who runs the church's mainly music program, and they have three teenage boys.  He enjoys watching his boys play numerous sports and even gets to participate occsionally!

Tim's current positions in the workplace and community are:

  • Assistant Pastor of Encourage Church Romsey
  • Director of his own financial modelling consulting business
  • Approved Provider for Kidzone Out of School Hours Care
  • Facilitator of bible college at Encourage Church Romsey
  • Team Manager and Chief of Officials at the Lancefield-Romsey Little Athletics Club