Why Serve and Encourage?

We’ve called this website serve and encourage and the reason is simple. These are my dominant love languages: acts of service and words of affirmation. Over the past year or so I’ve been trying my best as a father to instill in my children a family identity. Yes,...

Who We Are

Keira grew up in the country and moved with her dairy, and then sheep and cattle, farming family to various regional districts in Victoria. A city girl at heart, her love of meeting new people went to another level when she enrolled to study Psychology at Monash...

Why the Campus?

There’s a whole bunch of pragmatic reasons why campus ministry is strategic and efficient in terms of long term cultural transformation. And I believe them all. The ministry my wife and I are a part of, Every Nation Campus, have an 8 point campus manifesto. You can...

September 2017 Newsletter

We’re in a new university semester and it’s our 26th following our calling to impact the next generation on campuses in Melbourne! Even after all this time Keira and I are still as excited as ever for the privilege of serving and encouraging students even as we have...

I Have a Crush

This week it was announced at church that my hubby would be the new senior pastor. The morning leading up to that announcement was an emotional one for me. There was the usual morning shenanigans with the kids as they stalled to get ready. By the time I got them in...

The Beatitudes

We’ve started a new series at church called Redefined and it’s all about Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount found in Matthew 5-7. It is perfectly titled since Jesus takes the popular understanding of his day, of who God is and what he expects from us, and redefines it. But in...

December 2017 Newsletter

It’s almost Christmas and the universities have finished up their exams for the year. Keira and I have said our goodbyes to those international students heading home for 3 months but we’ve also planned some summer events for the students who are hanging around...

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