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7 Questions with Amy Anderson

Name: Amy Anderson

Current title: Director of Consulting

Current organisation: The Unstuck Group

Amy has been the Director of Consulting at the Unstuck Group for the past 5 years, helping hundreds of churches get unstuck and back to a healthy, growing ministry. Prior to joining this team, Amy served as the Executive Director of Weekend Services at Eagle Brook Church in Minnesota, leading the church through growth from 1,800 to over 20,000 in attendance each week. Amy has been married to Jason for 30 years and lives in Lake Elmo, Minnesota USA.

7 Questions with Julian Ham

Name: Julian Ham

Current title: Creative Ministries Pastor

Current organisation: CityLife Church in Australia

I'm married to my best friend Bek and we have three amazing boys. I've been involved in church ministry for fourteen years, currently at CityLife Church in Melbourne.

7 Questions with Tania Nelson

Name: Tania Nelson

Current title: Executive Officer - Local Mission

Current organisation: Lutheran Church of Australia

Dr Tania Nelson is the Executive Officer – Local Mission. Her role includes oversight of five mission-focused departments of the Lutheran Church of Australia. Tania is a primary teacher by background and former Head of the School of Theological Studies at Australian Lutheran College (a College of the University of Divinity). She is married with three adult children, two dogs and four chickens.

7 Questions with Adam Purcell

Name: Adam Purcell

Current title: National Youth and Young Adults Leader

Current organisation: The Salvation Army

Adam and Mel lead the national youth and young adults ministry team for The Salvation Army in Australia. They are based in Melbourne with their 3 kids - Bella, Sonny and Carter.

7 Questions with Nick Scott

Name: Nick Scott

Current title: Senior Pastor

Current organisation: Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Australia

Nick Scott 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 over 30 years and they are blessed with two wonderful adult children, Ashleigh and Jason, and a new little granddaughter. 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 Movement 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!

7 Questions with Andrew Crighton

Name: Andrew Crighton

Current title: Pastor

Current organisation: Hervey Bay Church of Christ

I have been in ministry in various contexts for 25 years but have only been serving in this role as solo pastor at Hervey Bay since January 2020. I am married to Jackie and have 3 young adult children, one dog Boaz and really enjoy the outdoors.

7 Questions with Jeremy Norton

Name: Jeremy Norton

Current title: Lead Pastor

Current organisation: Mountainview Church &

Husband, Father, Pastor, Author, Outdoorsman from Whitehorse, YT, Canada.

7 Questions with Craig Anderson

Name: Craig Anderson

Current title: Pastor

Current organisation: Infinity Church in Melbourne, Australia

Born in Sydney I transferred to Brisbane when I was five and my dad passed when I was seven. My disabled sister had to go into care so my mother could go out to work. I did primary school and high school in Brisbane and right throughout my childhood our family had no religious experience or Christian input.

At university when I was studying electrical engineering some people witnessed to me and invited me to come to church, which I attended at Christian Outreach Centre in West End in 1977. The second week I went along with my then girlfriend, Chris, who later became my wife I gave my life to Jesus and had a very real and meaningful experience at that time. Chris gave her heart to Christ at about the same time and with her we got involved in kids ministry then youth ministry and Chris ended up on the staff of the school as a teacher and I ended up on the staff of the church as a youth leader after only three years from the time of salvation.

I served in that church for 14 years in many roles and then came to Melbourne to plant a church in 1994. This local church has been effective in our area and meeting Community needs and planting several other churches. Chris and I have four sons who are all Christians and three of them are serving in some kind of ministry roles. I am nearing the end of my ministry career and focusing more on mentoring the next generation.

7 Questions with Magnus Linder

Name: Magnus Linder

Current title: CEO

Current organisation: Churches Housing

Magnus is the CEO of Churches Housing, a peak body working in the space between government and church social service organisations with the aim to increase the supply of social and affordable housing. As a professional firefighter Magnus decide to commence some studies at Bible college and surprised everyone when he graduated a decade later, taking the prize for the slowest learner in the college's history.

After 17 years as a "firey" Magnus worked for two different international missions organisations as their State Director, first with OMF International and then Operation Mobilisation. After a decade of living by faith it was time to find a job that paid a little money and Magnus worked with Anglicare Sydney as the State Disaster Recovery Coordinator and also as Assistant Director for Advocacy and Partnerships, prior to moving into the role of CEO of Churches Housing where he has been for the past seven years. Magnus is married to Karon and they have three adult daughters, two of whom are married.

7 Questions with Luke Main

Name: Luke Main

Current title: Co-Senior Pastor

Current organisation: Beyond Church in Australia

I have literally just turned 40 and have been in church ministry all of my memorable years. I have been a part of our church from when I was 8 years old and have been Co-Senior Pastor since 2013. Beyond Church is a growing church across 3 locations, and I lead it with my wife, Pastor Rachel Main. I have 4 children, Zara 15, Max 12, Eva 10, Violet 8. We live in the beautiful Hunter Valley, the heart of wine country in NSW Australia, the most visited wine region in our nation.