I was born in Brisbane and raised in the Anglican faith in a tradition that would be best described as broad-church Anglican. The preaching was evangelical in style whilst churchmanship was Anglo-Catholic.
Having sensed a call to serve God from around 11 years of age I eventually candidated for Ordained ministry in 1990 and entered St Francis Theological College for training in 1991. Ordained to the Diaconate on the Feast of St Andrew on 30 November 1993, my ministry was originally focused on Hospital Chaplaincy, Family Counselling, and Aged Care whilst I served liturgically in the Cathedral. As a result of answering what I recognized as my original calling, I went on to be Ordained Priest on the Feast of St Thomas on 21 December 1998. Upon being Ordained to the Priesthood I returned to parish ministry, serving in parish settings until retirement as a Parish Rector and Area Dean. In 2023, I will celebrate being Ordained to the Diaconate for 30 years and 25 years as Priest.
I retired from full-time ministry in 2020, however I continue to serve in locum positions as required and enjoy assisting in my local parish of Kenmore-Brookfield when available. I have also been serving as National Chaplain for GFS Australia since January 2021.
My original membership of MOW was in 1991 whilst in Theological College, and it is my privilege and delight to be invited to serve the organization as National Secretary.