Mike was born and raised in Perth. In God’s kindness he became a Christian in his final year of university when he was studying Engineering. He heard the gospel for the first time when he attended someone’s baptism and was struck by God’s grace through Jesus.
He worked as an engineer for over 10 years before leaving to start in ministry. For the last 5 years he has pastored at St Matthew’s Anglican Church.
He is married to Vicki and has 3 gorgeous boys. His favourite things to do in spare time is smoke meat, go to the beach, and play laser tag with the kids.
Phil grew up in a Christian family on a farm before moving to Perth to be a physiotherapist. Christ captured his heart and he was soon at bible college and adding pastoring to his physio work.
Phil Is married to Holly and they have 3 boys and love living in Albany where the fishing and four wheel driving is good. As senior pastor Phil loves to preach, train people in ministry and be with people all day every day.
Kanishka was born in London to Sri Lankan parents and was raised as a Buddhist. At uni a friend gave him a copy of John’s Gospel and he subsequently became a Christian. After working as a lawyer in Sydney, Kanishka entered vocational ministry and served as senior pastor at St Matthews Anglican Church in Shenton Park for more than 15 years. In 2016 he moved back to Sydney to serve as Dean at St Andrew’s Cathedral. Kanishka is married to Cailey and they have two daughters. He likes cooking, 24 hr news TV, reading non-fiction and listening to all kinds of music – Baroque and Classical.
Duane is married to Naomi who is a very gifted clinical social worker and brilliant at choosing men and they have three children. Duane is a qualified lawyer with several years experience, but he exchanged law for grace. Other than Jesus Christ and everything to do with Him, his favourite past time is the ocean where I have spent much of my waking life either surfing, diving, boating, kite surfing, spearfishing, lifesaving, paddling or sailing. His favourite verse is, “This poor man cried out and the Lord heard him and delivered him from all his troubles.”
Born and raised just south of London, Ed came to know Jesus through the witness of his parents and his church – as they faithfully taught and lived out the Gospel. After uni in Exeter, he taught Maths at a posh school near Oxford, and then he and his wife Sally moved to Perth to work for St Matt’s for 6 years. All three of their kids were born at King Eddies, and they miss WA very much now that they’re back in the UK. Ed works with 0-18 year olds and their families at St. Leonard’s church, back in Exeter. Ed has written a couple of books on Jesus stuff.
Rory was born in Albany and has lived most of his life in Perth, with stints in Singapore and Sydney. He is married to Susan and they have four boys. At University he studied Arts and from there launched a career washing dishes at restaurants. He is currently the Senior Pastor of Providence City Church. He enjoys writing, and has written books on Union with Christ and on the Resurrection of Jesus.
Gary and Fiona live in the leafy Brisbane suburb of Ashgrove with their three funfilled girls Lucy (14) Sophie (13) and Rebekah (9). They spent 18 years planting and revitalising churches in Dublin, before Gary was appointed Principal of Queensland Theological College in 2012.
Gary is passionately committed to preaching Jesus from every part of the Bible, and helping others to do the same.
Thom is grateful to be able to serve Jesus as a husband to Mary Jane, a dad to Nicholas, Lucy and Timothy, and a pastor to Ellenbrook Anglican Church. He enjoys singing with his family, learning from the great Christian teachers of the past, and seeing the hills outside his kitchen window turn from yellow to green just before winter starts.
Mikey is the Campus Director of the University Fellowship of Christians, University of Tasmania, Hobart. Mikey is a leader of The Vision 100 Network (Tasmania) and Geneva Push (National) – both church planting networks, He is also the network coordinator of MTS Tasmania and a chaplain at Jane Franklin Hall.
Mikey’s ministry has focused on preaching to unchurched uni students and graduates. He is also passionate about identifying and developing future Christian leaders. Mikey is married to Nikki and has three children. He loves cooking, fishing, reading and has recently taken up rollerblading again.
Steve is approaching an age which would be a more than useful Test batting average. He is a pastor of Providence Church in WA, is married to Jill and together they have two children, Sophie and Declan. Steve grew up in Northern Ireland, but apart from rolling his “r’s”, and talking too fast, is a West Aussie through and through. He has degrees in journalism and theology and enjoys combining the two through writing and blogging, especially on matters of church planting and cultural negotiation for Christians in the increasingly complex West.
Sam is the Associate Minister at St Mary’s Church in Maidenhead, just outside London in the UK, and is the author of books on the resurrection and the Trinity and most recently “Is God Anti-Gay?” In his spare time he enjoys American history and Thai food.
Allan teaches at Trinity Theological College here in Perth. Prior to this he has served as a pastor in WA and the UK, taught at a theological college in Malaysia, and been an AFES staffworker. He has been married to Allison for forty years, and has three children and two grandchildren. Apart from his family, his great love is better equipping himself to teach the New Testament to his students. He also delights in the music of Handel, Mozart, and Berlioz.
Rory was born in Albany. He studied English and Anthropology at UWA and theology at Moore College. He is currently on the staff of St Matthew’s where he pastors City Church and Unichurch International. He is married to Susan and they have four sons. His first book, One Forever, was published in 2013.
Duane is married to Naomi and they have three children; Calvin, Kayleigh and Charis. Duane used to work as a lawyer for several years but decided to enter into gospel ministry and is currently on staff at Kingsley Community Church. Duane’s favourite pastimes are in the ocean where he will surf, dive, boat, kite surf, spearfish, lifesave, paddle or sail.