Bram Manusama
Senior Pastor,
Elder & Board Member

Bram is Co-Senior Pastor of Melbourne Life Christian Church and Senior Leader of the Life Churches movement which has overseen the birthing of Churches in Nashville USA and Jakarta, Indonesia.


An ordained minister with the Australian Christian Churches,

he also holds a Masters of Theology through Ridley College Melbourne. 


Bram ministers under a strong pastoral and teaching anointing to ensure each person is well equipped to lead a significant discipled life as he imparts his learnings to create a generation of intelligent believers. 

Dianne Manusama
Senior Pastor,
Elder & Chairman of the Board

Dianne is Co-Senior Pastor of Melbourne Life Christian Church and Senior Leader of the Life Churches movement.


She is an ordained minister with Australian Christian Churches, Elder, and Chairman of the Board of Melbourne Life. Truly passionate about imparting true biblical principles into the hearts of believers, Dianne is the visionary and founder of Melbourne Life’s Discipleship Ministry School (DMS) and Manifest Conferences. 


Dianne is a minister who moves in a strong prophetic anointing, and strongly expects and believes in the power of the Holy Spirit to bring breakthrough into peoples’ lives. Combined with her love and understanding of worship, her love for people and her pastor’s heart, Dianne is someone who speaks deep truths into people’s lives.

Bernadette Joiner
Pastor, Elder &
Board Member

Bernadette is a Primary Teacher with 46 years experience in education, including leadership roles.


She has also completed Post Grad studies in Science Education at the University of Melbourne where she also worked with pre-service teachers in the Maths/Science Education Faculty.


Bernadette oversees prayer, specialized pastoral care, marriage and premarriage counselling and provides the oversight for the children's ministry.

Bernadette is also the public officer overseeing the implementation of all the "Safer Churches" requirements as set out by the ACC and in accordance with the findings of the Royal Commission.

She currently owns and manages a gallery, literature centre and events facility.

Carvin Winans
Life Groups Pastor,
DMS Mentorship Pastor & 
Board Secretary

As well as being passionate about building healthy church communities, where the culture truly resembles family, he also recognises the need for strong ongoing mentorship after DMS Intensive. This is key to cementing the very tools that are taught during DMS that truly disciple the inner man. 

Carvin was born and raised in America and received an education at Harvard University where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Economics.


He now resides in Melbourne with his wife, Ana, and their three children, Carvin, Amelia and Ava.

Herman Ng
Pastor, Financial Controller &
Board Treasurer

Herman is a Certified Practicing Accountant and has worked for multinational companies in the USA, UK and Australia.


He provides pastoral care and administrative oversight to the operational teams of both Melbourne Life and Jakarta Life together with their Foundation, 'Yayasan Kehidupan Indonesia'. 

He is also actively involved in Melbourne Life as his local church, serving together with his wife May in small group leadership. 


Herman, as an MLCC Board Member, is responsible for the finances of the church and any of its out-flowing ministries.  



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