Urban Church was planted in 2013 by Ps Steve and Ps Ally Cawthorn under the spiritual direction of Ps David Storer and the support of the HarvestNet group of churches.
Urban began meeting at Swanbourne Primary School with focus on three core values intended to shape the community. Those core values were Presence; Worship; Kingdom, which continue to be our guiding values today. Our community seeks to host the Presence of God in our Sunday gatherings as our primary purpose, as well as valuing the prophetic and extended times of worship.
As our church grew, we expanded in 2017 and moved into our permanent facilities in the Mosman Park/ North Fremantle area. We have an extensive network of ministries bringing healing and transformation into people's lives and we are so excited about what God has in store for us in this nation and beyond!
We are a collaborative that is founded on intimacy with God expressed as a life of worship and hosting His presence. We welcome people in just as they are and partner with them to bring healing and restoration in their lives. We attract and raise up worshippers locally, nationally and across the nations, who are equipped to live a prophetic lifestyle and bring the Kingdom into their own spheres of influence inside and outside of the church environment.
We are focused on Jesus
We are founded on intimacy with God and the secret place. As a community of people who are seeking God, we are led by Him and built by Him both as a local church, and in the way that we impact the community around us.
We are worshippers with influence
Worship is a core part of everything we do. We see worship as far more than music, but as a lifestyle dedicated to honouring God, and keeping Him at the centre of everything we do. We are drawing people from all over the world who partner with us to record and release music that has an international influence through our own record label, albums, and web broadcasting.
We build strong, healthy people
Our transformation centre is a place of life, healing and restoration, bringing believers and pre-believers to a place of wholeness, health and strength through providers who speak into spirit, soul and body.
We equip, disciple and resource
Urban’s school is gathering people who are hungry for Him and teaching and equipping them to be sent out to bring God’s kingdom to the world around them.
We impact our community for good
We are a collaborative of different ministries, campuses and outreaches that impact a diverse range of areas inside and outside of the Church but are joined in unity together to see the wealth of the kingdom touch those in many spheres of life.
Steve and Ally Cawthorn
Our Senior Pastors Steve & Ally Cawthorn, lead what is happening at Urban as husband and wife. Steve & Ally feel a mandate to empower and equip believers to live a prophetic life and are passionate about seeing people come into deeper relationship and transformation encounters with the Spirit of God.
Steve was saved as a young adult after a radical encounter with Jesus Christ that transformed his life from one of serious drug addiction to wholehearted worshipper. Steve has a passion for the presence of God and seeing people encounter God and being transformed.
Ally is a dynamic prophetic teacher who is passionate about seeing people equipped supernaturally with the Word and Spirit. Ally has a Masters in Theology and is currently working towards a Doctor of Ministry at Fuller Seminary, California exploring Christian spirituality and spiritual formation. In 2018 Ally was also appointed to the ACC Executive Team.
They’re proud to be raising their three children, Declan, Abby & Madeleine.
Urban Church is affiliated with the Australian Christian Churches (ACC) and is governed by a Board and Eldership team, selected from the congregation. They provide legal oversight, financial accountability and spiritual guidance to the leadership and ministries of the church.
Board Members receive no income from the association unless employed in a salaried position. The organisation is audited each year by Shreeve & Carslake Pty Ltd, and audited financial statements are available to our Urban community on request or via The Australian Charities Not for Profits Commission website.
Stephen Cawthorn | Chairman
Nathan Clifford | Treasurer
Natalie Oddy | Secretary
Benny Young | Member
Chee Onn Kon | Member
Donna Geyer | Member
Dave Brinkworth | Member
Marty and Kelly-Anne Caspersz
Stephen and Allyson Cawthorn
Greg and Jenn Harbour
Kelly loves to teach and lead people into encounters with Holy Spirit, bringing them into greater intimacy and transformation. Having served in various ministry positions for close to 20 years, including youth and young adult leadership, and is currently a spiritual mentor, part of Urban’s pastoral care, prophetic ministry and inner healing teams, as well as leading the Women’s Ministry.
She is currently studying an Advanced diploma in Spiritual Direction and brings her wisdom to Urban’s Eldership team alongside her husband, Marty. Kel is a loving mother of four adult children, Corey, Zach, Ruby and Grace.
Ps Steve and Ps Ally Cawthorn
As the Senior Pastors of Urban Church since it was established in 2013, Ps Steve and Ps Ally Cawthorn provide apostolic oversight for all areas and ministries of Urban.
Nathan and Chanelle Clifford
Nathan and Chanelle desire to see the church equipped and empowered to live like Jesus and see our City impacted by His love. Nathan holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and is the General Manager of a Perth communications company. Nathan is also on staff at Urban fulfilling the role of Business Manager. Chanelle has a Degree in Social Science and is the School Chaplain of the Perth Children’s Hospital.
Together they have been Pastoring in local church ministry for over a decade. As Urban’s Suburban Network Pastors, they love connecting people together and seeing lives transformed by Jesus, through His wonderful power and love. Their biggest love is their two sons Will and Jensen.
Dr Kate Jutsum
Kate has spent the last decade giving her time between full time church-based ministry and her ministry as a doctor in the Emergency Department of hospitals. During this time, she spent years establishing the Australasian branch of an inner healing ministry. Kate continues to teach and speak locally and internationally. You'll see her speaking at Urban when her demanding hospital shifts allow.
Her mandate is to bring God's bright life one way or another to people, churches, organisations and regions. In Urban, she is helping to establish and oversee our inner healing ministry. Kate enjoys a good coffee, good food, photography and long wanders through beautiful spaces.
David and Natalie Oddy
David and Natalie have a passion to see the prophetic released, to tune into God’s heart through intimacy with the Father. Together they pastor School of Prophets Perth Hub, facilitated at Urban. They love that they get to connect with those who are seeking to hear God’s voice in their daily lives and to go deeper in their journey to finding the Father’s heart.
They find their greatest joy in their children, Alissa and Isaac.
David also currently works in the Water Industry and has a Bachelor of Business. He loves worship and has been a part of praise and worship teams since the early 90’s. Natalie holds Bachelor of Education, First Class Honours and Master of Leadership. She was recently named, ‘New Voice in School Leadership’ from the Australian Council for Educational Leaders and works as a local Associate Principal. Natalie currently serves as Secretary on the Urban Church Board.
Andrew and Ashley Williams
Both Andrew and Ashley have been Pastors in full time ministry over the last decade with two influential mega churches in the U.S.A. They have experience as Youth, Associate, Campus, Generational & Executive Pastors. The Williams family felt called by God in 2019 to relocated from Michigan to Perth WA as Missionaries, with their four young children Rhys, Paisley, Rose and Lawson.
Their mandate is to assist Urban in expanding the kingdom of God in the nation of Australia, while also helping other local ministries in whatever capacity is needed - with a focus on equipping Youth Pastors in the region. The dream of their heart is to witness a generation of burning hearts arise across the nations of the world with renewed faith, vision and sacrificial pursuit of the Presence of God.