Leadership Team

Jon and Edie Cathie – Lead Pastors

Jon and Edie CathieJon and Edie were called as Senior Pastors to Capital Edge (then Erindale Christian Centre) in March 2007. Prior to this, Jon was an Executive Pastor at Edge Church International, Adelaide where he had been on team for 10 years. Jon’s passion is to communicate God’s Word in a real and applicable way, seeing lives changed by the power of God and people growing to full maturity in their faith. Jon and Edie have four wonderful kids, Grace, Meg, Ethan and Joseph.



Mark McGugan – Assistant Pastor

Mark McGugan

In 2009, Mark, Elizabeth and their three fantastic children Joel, Katelyn and Nathan moved to Canberra from Canada. Mark has previously worked as a Youth Pastor in Eastern Canada where he oversaw various departments. He ministered in this pastoral position for 6 years before God led Him into an IT based role with a large multi-national aquaculture company. In late 2012, Mark joined the staff as Assistant Pastor at Capital Edge where he oversees the Youth and Connect Group departments along with other ministries in the life of the church. His bubbly personality and big heart are evident in all he does!



Michael Baumgartner – Creative Ministries Pastor

Michael BaumgartnerMichael and Bekk joined Capital Edge in 2007, having returned from Cape Town where they worshipped at The People’s Church and where Bekk was Music Director. Michael joined our staff in 2008 as Youth Pastor where he served for 5 years.  He has now taken on the leadership of the Creative Ministries department. Michael also oversees all the graphics and media work at the church. Mike and Bekk run a very successful Music School (JAM) and they have two beautiful boys, Caleb and Josiah.




Ray Walton – Central Campus Pastor

Ray Walton Ray and wife Margaret joined Capital Edge in 2007. Prior to this they had pastored at Summerlakes Christian Centre in Perth for seven years and before that in Woollongong for twelve years. Ray has been involved in mission work in Asia for seven years and through this has planted 33 churches. Margaret is a Primary School Teacher and has been involved in Children’s Ministry for well over 15 years. They have four sons and four grandchildren.





Simóne Irwin – PA to Ps Jon / Pastor For New People / Connect Team

Katische Vinning

Simone and Jono Irwin have been a part of the Capital Edge Team for some time now, serving as leaders of our Connect Department for over two years. Jono also serves the church as a member of the Board.

Simóne wrapped up her commitments as an Occupational Therapist in late 2012 and joins the Capital Edge Staff in 2013 to be Ps Jon's Personal Assistant as well as head up the New People and the Connect Teams. We wanted to make sure that there was someone who could focus  on the many new families and people joining the church, to help them lock in and feel welcomed at Capital Edge.



Elizabeth McGuganElizabeth McGugan – Office Manager