I grew up on a farm in southeast South Australia, secured a civil engineering degree at uni, and in 2015 retired after a forty-year career on road and bridge construction around the state.
I was 20 when I became a Christian, believing Jesus died on the cross in my place and deciding to serve him with my life. Like most Christians, my life has had its ups and downs, the downs mostly because of my own pride, selfishness and thoughts that it was my own good deeds that earned me favour with God. As I’ve got older I’ve realised more and more that even my very best can never be good enough for a perfect and loving God. That is why Jesus died. I am secure not by my own efforts but because of the work of Jesus on the cross. I do not deserve it; it is only the grace of God. That grace motivates me to serve God to bring Him glory.
Since retiring, I have taken on voluntary roles in our CityReach community. As Property Manager, I lead a team of faithful volunteers to look after the facilities that God has blessed us with as a church. My passion is that they be used to bring people to Jesus. I also chair the Cedar College Governance Board. I love seeing young lives change and am passionate about passing on my faith, particularly to young people. I like coaching them to experience God’s grace personally and to enjoy studying His word to know Him better.
My wife Kathy and I have three grown up children who all love Jesus and four precious grandchildren. We love serving God together, and enjoy travelling to see family and God’s creation.