Director, Gather UK
Roger Sutton was the senior pastor of a flourishing Baptist church in Manchester Read more
Roger Sutton was the senior pastor of a flourishing Baptist church in Manchester England. He also served as chaplain to the Manchester United football team. He now leads Gather UK, an organization enabled by Evangelical Alliance to foster unity and city transformation in that nation. Currently they are seeing over a hundred cities develop their own transformation stories.
Lt-Col, Salvation Army
Miriam is the Lt Col of THQ NSW/ACT Division of the Salvation Army Read more
Miriam is a “Mexican” who grew up in Ballarat in Victoria, until the age of 19. She loves being a Corps officer and have been so for most of her ministry. She now looks forward to what is ahead in the NSW/ACT Division, believing that God has amazing things planned already, including “Hope Rising” all over our Division, Territory and Australia.
Founding Senior Minister, Stairway Church
Peter is regarded highly both nationally and internationally for his leadership Read more
Peter is regarded highly both nationally and internationally for his leadership, wisdom and love for the Body of Christ. He has become a spiritual father to many, walking with leaders and speaking into the life of their communities. His great love for unity and Melbourne has been expressed in the forging multi-denominational relational and partnerships connections for reaching the people of the city of Melbourne with a message of hope and reconciliation.
Dr. Craig Sider
President, New York Leadership Center
Craig Sider serves as President of Movement Day. Read more
Craig Sider serves as President of Movement Day. His responsibilities include team leadership, development of strategic planning, strengthening and expanding leadership development and collaborative opportunities, and providing oversight of Movement Day Expressions globally.
In 1985, he served as founding pastor of The Meeting House in Ontario, Canada, where he and his wife, Laura, worked to build a vibrant community committed to sharing Christ’s message. Beginning in 1996, Craig served as bishop in the Brethren in Christ U.S., a post he held until early 2009. Sider is a frequent seminar presenter and writes regularly on the topics of leadership, vision, and leadership development.
Craig and Laura have three adult children and one delightful granddaughter. The Siders reside in the New York City area.
CEO, City Women
Letitia Shelton is an ordained pastor Read more
Letitia Shelton is an ordained pastor and works with leaders from across her city to make an impact of the lives of women and girls across the city. She travels and speaks about city church unity and how it has tackled many social justice issues that women face on a daily basis.
Principal, McCrindle Research
Mark McCrindle is a social researcher with an international following. Read more
Mark McCrindle is a social researcher with an international following. He is recognised as a leader in tracking emerging issues and researching social trends. As an award winning social researcher and an engaging public speaker, Mark has appeared across many television networks and other media. He is a best-selling author, an influential thought leader, TEDx speaker and Principal of McCrindle Research. Beyond his commercial work Mark is passionate about equipping Christians to understand the times and so share their faith in culturally relevant ways. Mark is married to Ruth, they have five children and are actively involved in their local church: West Pennant Hills Community Church in Sydney.
Cr Paul Antonio
Mayor, Toowoomba Regional Council
As Mayor of one of Australia's most family friendly cities Read more
As Mayor of one of Australia's most family friendly cities, Paul leads the region at a time of intense growth and development. The current and projected spend in the broader region is estimated at more than $11 billion dollars which includes the construction of the much anticipated Toowoomba Second Range Crossing, one of Australia's largest ever inland road projects.
Paul attrackted international media headlines when he gave leadership to Toowoomba's desire to be a city free from porn.
Co-ordinator, Rahab Toowoomba
Jess has been ministering to women in the sex industry for the past 6 years Read more
Jess has been ministering to women in the sex industry for the past 6 years and has made remarkable change and impact within the city of Toowoomba. Jess leads Rahab Ministries in Toowoomba, and is passionate about Christians rising up to enter into other people's worlds for the sake of the Gospel.
Dr. David Benson
Director, Malyon Traverse
Dave is a practical theologian lecturing at Malyon College, seeking to bridge the church–culture divide. Read more
Dave is a practical theologian lecturing at Malyon College, seeking to bridge the church–culture divide. As a former public school teacher, youth worker, and pastor of community outreach, he is committed to models of dialogue which find common ground on contested territory. As leader of Christ's Pieces, an experimental house church, and Director of Traverse, an academic centre, Dave taps deep commitments to serve the flourishing of all in a post-Christendom pluralistic context.
CEO, Country Heritage Organics
Katrina is the managing director of certified organic Read more
Katrina is the managing director of certified organic stockfeed milling business, Country Heritage Feeds that she started when she was 20 years old. Along with her husband and parents, she also owns Inglewood Farms, the country’s largest certified organic chicken producer. Their product is sold to retailers all over Australia including Woolworths and Coles and a growing Asian Export Market.
Senior Pastor, Wesley International
Andy is passionate about restoring and reconciling people into Christ so they might experience an abundant life with Jesus Read more
Andy is passionate about restoring and reconciling people into Christ so they might experience an abundant life with Jesus that overflows to others. Having come to know Jesus personally as a young person at Wesley International Congregation (WIC), Wesley Mission, Sydney, Andy later joined the staff in 2001, and full time as a pastor in 2004. His previous pastoral ministry responsibilities involved youth pastoring; evangelism & missions; and leading an extension service plant. He is now currently serving as the Senior Pastor of WIC. Andy is married to Melissa and has two children: Nathaniel and Annaliese. He loves board games, movies, and the occasional good novel. Psalms 32:8-9 reminds Andy that God intimately guides and leads him, gently calling him to a place of continual surrender
Rick served as a C3 pastor for 15 years before recently becoming a missionary to the city of Newcastle Read more
Rick served as a C3 pastor for 15 years before recently becoming a missionary to the city of Newcastle. Rick was named Newcastle Citizen of the Year in 2014 for his 20 plus years of service which includes pioneering CityServe and RUSH youth mentoring. He and his wife Sue currently serve as the senior leaders of Life Church Newcastle. Rick is a passionate and entertaining speaker able to lift listener’s sights and stir them to action! His unique calling and gifting sees him minister right across the body of Christ.
Urban Missionary , Street Chaplains
Garth, a Baptist minister for over fifty years Read more
Garth, a Baptist minister for over fifty years, is married to Joy (retired Clinical Psychologist) and they have two children and five grandchildren. Garth stepped away from pastoral ministry in the mid-nineties to pursue urban missionary work in Perth which continued for a decade. With Australians moving away from the gospel, he wanted to explore a missional ministry beyond typical church programs. At the close of that ministry senior police in the city began a conversation with him about chaplains on the streets. He took this up as a retirement project and developed urban training for Christians into city entertainment centres. Today, after ten years of development there are over 250 street chaplains across eleven centres in WA from Kununurra to Albany and it continues to expand.
Keith has been involved in ministry and ministry training Read more
Keith has been involved in ministry and ministry training since graduating from Churches of Christ Bible College (NSW) in 1967. His background was in commerce and psychology. Keith has been involved in local church ministries in NSW & Victoria and then for 24 years was the Principal of what is now known as the Australian College of Ministries – ACoM - (a partnership of Churches of Christ in NSW & Queensland).
Keith is now involved in an itinerant ministry providing mentoring to Christian ministers and leaders across Australia, as well as some preaching and teaching. Along with his wife, Margaret, he has three married children and nine grandchildren.
Dr. Phil Greer
Businessman, author, entrepreneur, WC20
Phil has spent the past three decades working in and consulting Read more
Phil has spent the past three decades working in and consulting to large organisations. Phil is passionate about developing kingdom-minded leaders into their specific calling, making an impact for God’s kingdom in the world. Phil is a key facilitator within the Liverpool City Transformation Team in SW Sydney.
Pastor, Life Centre
Pastor Ben Irawan is a versed public speaker, entrepreneur, business consultant and educator Read more
Pastor Ben Irawan is a versed public speaker, entrepreneur, business consultant and educator. He is the founder and director of Kingdom Culture Christian School, one of the executive leaders of Australian Conservatives NSW, event director of Sydney Easter Parade & Family Day and senior pastor of Life Centre International.
Pastor, Coulby Newham Baptist Church
Stephen is the pastor of Coulby Newham Baptist Church Read more
Stephen is the pastor of Coulby Newham Baptist Church. He is passionate about encouraging people to be more who they were made to be and living life to the full! Stephen has a wife Leah have 4 kids - Pearl, Jotham, Boaz and Wren who all love living in the North East. Stephen is also involved with the pastor’s network in Middlesbrough and has formed some great relationships with other pastors in his city.
Hengki Widjaja is a marketplace leader who works with Christian leaders and ministries across Illawarra (NSW). Read more
Hengki Widjaja is a marketplace leader who works with Christian leaders and ministries across Illawarra (NSW).
His passion to work alongside churches is currently expressed in several city wide initiatives in the Illawarra area, such as Illawarra Prayer Breakfast (chairman), City Women Illawarra (board advisor) and City Serve Wollongong (organising committee). Hengki is married to a wonderful partner in grace, Lidia and they are blessed with two teenage children. As a family, they attend and minister at Life Centre Wollongong.
DHQ innovation, collaboration, and mission resourcing, Salvation Army
Greig has a passion to see the church intimately connecting Read more
Greig has a passion to see the church intimately connecting through vibrant relationships of local pastors and to see the unified church pastor the city together to see the city flourish in the Kingdom of God. He believes the church has the message of life and healing that our communities so desperately need and therefore has a critical role to play in the life of every city and town. Greig also has a passion to see new modes of church birthed that give greater access to faith pathways and Jesus community for people who have rejected, or are not open to explore, the Sunday Gathered church model.
Pastor, 24-7 Church
An ordained Pastor, Sue has served in Christian ministry on the Gold Coast for 18 years Read more
An ordained Pastor, Sue has served in Christian ministry on the Gold Coast for 18 years, the last 11 of which as the Senior Pastor of a local Church. In April 2014 Sue sensed a shift of direction to pursue Government, and has been a candidate in State and Federal elections campaigning for Christian, conservative values. She has emerged as a leader in her home city working with the Mayor and other Church leaders in city wide initiatives to bring transformation and cultural shift towards righteousness. Sue is passionate to see the leaders of the 7 Mountains of culture partner together in Kingdom mindedness, a key to fulfilling the Great Commission to disciple nations. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she is determined to leave a godly legacy for the generations to come.
Director, Greater West for Christ
Mark’s vision is for suburban transformation through 100 healthy churches planted or strengthened Read more
Mark’s vision is for suburban transformation through 100 healthy churches planted or strengthened, from Parramatta to the Blue Mountains in Greater Western Sydney. Mark is part of a prayer team joined by many local churches that seek to use their gifts and resources God has given them in leadership, mentoring, governance, business, innovation, teaching, shepherding and evangelism to strengthen and plant local churches.
Director, GWFC Group
Peter is a highly regarded entrepreneur and successful business and community leader. In the early 1990s Read more
Peter is a highly regarded entrepreneur and successful business and community leader. In the early 1990s, Peter pioneered a new area of environmental science being the use of wetlands to bring about sustainable industries and positive environmental outcomes. Peter is now a leading wetland specialist in Australia and also founded three successful businesses: Australian Wetlands, Greater West Landscapes and Australian Wetlands Nursery. Peter is also the Cofounder of Greater West for Christ - a movement with a vision of Suburban Transformation in Western Sydney Through 100 Healthy Churches of all denominations. Being a leading philanthropist and devoted to making the world a better place, Peter in 2012 transferred all of his business shareholdings to the Greater West for Christ Trust, a ministry of the Baptist Association of NSW & ACT. Peter still manages those companies as the Trustee. Peter holds a Bachelor of Science with 1st class honours and is also a Director of Morling Bible College, Greater West Landscapes, Mission Connect Limited, and Australian Wetlands Nursery.
Senior Pastor, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
Nick is the Senior Pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, a large, thriving church in the inner southern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. Read more
Nick is the Senior Pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, a large, thriving church in the inner southern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. He and his wife Margie have been happily married for 29 years and they are blessed with two wonderful adult children, Ashleigh and Jason. Nick has a great love for the Word of God and enjoys preaching. He also has a pastoral heart and loves to see people growing in faith, and in their relationship with the Lord. One of Nick’s great passions is for unity across the full spectrum of the Body of Christ. He is actively involved in various networks across the city of Perth, which encourage prayer and unity between pastors and leaders, breaking down barriers between denominations. Nationally he is also part of the One Heart Network, a group which pursues the same goals on a national basis. Nick loves to travel, and also enjoys spending time with family and friends over a meal, good coffee or a glass of wine. An avid AFL fan, he enjoys seeing the Adelaide Crows have a win!
Missionary, Indigenous Ministry Links Australia
Carl began evangelising and discipling in outback Aboriginal communities in 1987. Read more
Carl began evangelising and discipling in outback Aboriginal communities in 1987. His wife Gail joined him from the mission field in Japan in 1994. They, with the aid of their daughters, Hope and Joy, and a small apostolic team they founded (Indigenous Ministry Links Australia), mentor and partner with about 100 indigenous Christian leaders in roughly 30 Aboriginal communities across the North of Australia. A Kingdom of God Transformational message has resulted in all the vast majority of residents of remote small communities receiving Christ as Lord and many simple churches form as believers are empowered to discover the secret of being “The Church”. In response to the great unmet need of skilled labourers for the ready harvest Carl has felt compelled to equally invest his life in equipping people for effective cross-cultural ministry and reviving The Church’s commitment to “make disciples of all nations” finding the greatest enthusiasm from indigenous peoples of the Pacific and Native Americans.
Senior Pastor, Hope Society Church
Sean is the Senior Pastor of the Hope Society Church and the Youth Director of the Christian Community Churches of NSW Read more
Sean is the Senior Pastor of the Hope Society Church and the Youth Director of the Christian Community Churches of NSW. Sean has been active in Church leadership and social welfare for two decades. He is an passionate evangelist and has developed strong relationships with many of the leading voices in the Christian community of Sydney. Sean believes that an abiding life of prayer is the central tenant of Christian life and leadership.
Sean has previously held senior management roles in the Fashion industry, working across Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.
Sean is married to Jenna, they are passionate about creating Christian community that is enjoyed and not endured. They believe in building Christian community that is dedicated to helping people become happy and whole through Jesus Christ.
Sean has been a carer for over two decades, caring for both his parents who have suffered from chronic illness. He feels that outside of his educational and work experiences, that this time as a carer has been the most formative aspect of his life.
Co-ordinator, Movement Day Australia
Ian co-ordinates Movement Day Australia and a national group called One Heart for the Nation Read more
He Ian co-ordinates Movement Day Australia and a national group called One Heart for the Nation, which works for the unity and transformation of towns and cities. He is married with 5 children and lives in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia.
Ian is also the Senior Pastor of Toowoomba City Church, a local congregation committed to unity of the Church of the City. Over the last couple of decades’ unity has gathered pace in Toowoomba with many pastors and para-church leaders meeting weekly for prayer and fellowship.
Tuesday, 1 May
8:30 am - Registration opens
9:30 am - Worship & plenaries
12:00 pm - Light lunch served
1:00 pm - Plenaries
3:30 pm - Electives
6:00 pm - Dinner Conversations (offsite venues with optional meal)
8:00 pm - Day 1 concludes
Wednesday, 2 May
9:30 am - Worship & plenaries
12:00 pm - Light lunch served
1:00pm - Plenaries
4:30 pm - Conference close
5:30 pm - Informal Conversations
A light lunch will be served "lunchbox style" onsite which is included in the registration fee. Additional lunch options can be found close by in the CBD's cafes and restaurants.
On Monday night (and possibly Tuesday) we will arrange optional dinner venues around the CBD where you can go eat, socialise and meet a plenary speaker.