I’m married to Emma and we have two kids, Nat and Evie. Emma and I met while studying in Canberra at the Australian National University. Emma became a Christian while a member of a residential College there, after a big argument about environmental conservation we fell in love. We’re still in love… and still arguing about stuff.
A major part of my life has been spent hanging around Universities. I love the idea of being part of a community of people dedicated to seeking out the truth together. For me, Uni was the place in which I began to move beyond my childish understanding of God, and to listen instead for God’s revelation of himself. This wasn’t a matter of eating dodgy pizza and meditating in a cave. I began to encounter God’s word in the text of the Bible, and through the text of the Bible, to encounter God’s word in the flesh of a man, Jesus.
I’m the Senior Pastor for Trinity Chapel and a chaplain to Robert Menzies College (a residential college at Macquarie Uni established by the Anglican church of Sydney) and the Anglican Chaplain to Macquarie University. I’m also studying a PhD at Macquarie Uni exploring the ethics of forgiveness in political contexts.
I love seeking to understand the ideas that shape our encounter with each other, with the created world, and fundamentally, with God. I love exploring, whether that’s driving through the countryside, snorkelling, or reading books. I would love to go into Space. Ultimately, though, I desire to see ‘every thought taken captive for Christ’ – both in myself and in others. What better place to begin than among students at University!
I am married to my wife Liza and we are so blessed with two boys, Josiah and Joel. I was born in Indonesia and moved to Australia about 13 years ago and we now call Australia home. I was an international student in the USA and trained there as a pastor and Bible teacher.
Since I moved to Australia, I have been working on campus, reaching out to international students. My heart is to reach out to Indonesian and postgraduate international students. I am so excited to evangelise, train and send these students to different corners of the world with the message of the Gospel. My prayer is that they would be God's instruments to proclaim Jesus wherever God places them.
My responsibility at TCM is to work with MITC (Macquarie Indonesian Trinity Church), a campus church in bahasa Indonesia to evangelise, train and prepare Indonesian students to be God's ambassadors wherever they may be.
I love food, both making and consuming. I am a durian lover. I believe food is the best way to open up conversation about Jesus and his good news.
My beautiful wife Annette and I love living in the eclectic hub of activity that is Macquarie Park. Annette and I are passionate about serving Jesus together and have been so ever since meeting on campus at Macquarie University Christian Union.
I'm excited about helping the people of TCM worship God with all their heart, mind, soul and strength through our gatherings and am responsible for recruiting, training, resourcing, directing & caring for our musicians & service volunteers. It's a real privilege to work with the Magnification team to focus people's attention on what God has done for us through Jesus.
I love music, rainy days, time with friends, skateboarding and quality chats over brekky rolls in good cafes.
I'm a final year student at Macquarie University, studying to be a high school history teacher. I'm also 'the admin monkey' as other TCM staff often call me. I support the rest of the staff team in their ministries. If you've been at church for any length of time, you've probably received an email from me at some stage!