8.30am – Registration
9.00am – Conference Session
10.30am – Morning Tea
11.00am – Conference Session
12.30pm – Lunch
1.30pm – Conference Session
3.00pm – Afternoon Tea
3.30pm – Conference Session
5.00pm – Conference concludes
6.30pm – Dinner
Full day at leisure, we have a range of day tours and activities that you can choose from (extra cost)
6.30pm – Dinner
10.00am – Upper Blue Mountains combined church service
Rev Tim Costello is one of Australia’s most respected community leaders and a sought after voice on social justice issues, leadership and ethics.
For 13 years until October 2016, Tim was Chief Executive of World Vision Australia (WVA). Tim is the Executive Director of Micah Australia. He is also Director of Ethical Voice.
Other positions Tim holds are Senior Advisor for the Centre for Public Christianity, Chair of the Community Council of Australia; Chief Advocate of the Thriving Communities Partnership.
Tim is a spokesperson for the Alliance for Gambling Reform, which campaigns for law reform to prevent harm from poker machine gambling.
In earlier roles Tim was National President of the Baptist Union of Australia and Mayor of St Kilda. He has been Baptist Minister at St Kilda Baptist and Collins Street Baptist in Melbourne, as well as Executive Director of Urban Seed.
Initially Tim studied law and education at Monash University, followed by theology at the International Baptist Seminary in Rueschlikon, Switzerland. He also received a Masters Degree in Theology from the Melbourne College of Divinity.
In 2006 Tim was named Victoria’s Australian of the Year, in June 2005 was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO); in 2004, was named Victorian of the Year; and in 1997 was named as one of Australia’s 100 National Living Treasures
His books include:
A Lot with a Little (2019), Faith (2016), Hope (2012), Another Way to Love (co-edited with Rod Yule); Streets of Hope: Finding God in St Kilda; Tips from a Travelling Soul Searcher; and Wanna Bet? Winners and Losers in Gambling’s Luck Myth (co-written with Royce Millar).
Tim and his wife Merridie have three adult children, Claire, Elliot and Martin.
Leading ‘faith-in-business’ thinker Wez Hone has been in the trenches of business, having built and sold 8 companies since the age of 18.
Now a business coach, trainer and speaker, Wez is passionate about teaching Christian entrepreneurs how Biblical principles apply to the marketplace so they can build highly profitable businesses as well as influence the world around them.
Peter aims to empower leaders, church and other organizations in connecting faith to life. To see people have a renewed vision of God’s plan for them.
Peter has more than 50 years of experience in business at a high profile management level, starting his professional career as a junior at DDB Needham Advertising, Sydney acquiring an extensive portfolio of business expertise. He ended his career as Managing Director of DDB, by then the second largest advertising agency in Sydney. During this time Peter was part of the team who launched McDonalds in Australia.
In 1996 Peter, with his business partner, established the Gloria Jean’s Coffees franchise in Australia. In January 2005, they purchased the International Master Franchise brand for Australia. By the time the company was sold in 2014, there were over 400 Gloria Jean’s stores across Australia and over 800 coffee houses in 39 countries worldwide.
Peter now speaks worldwide, providing tools, encouragement, advice and expertise to businesspeople at a variety of Church and non-Church events.
In 2017 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by NYACK College New York for his contribution to their MBA course and to business in general.
Peter Irvine is the author of ‘Win In Business’ -20 keys to catapult you towards your vision and more recently, ‘Building your Business, your People, your Life.’ He speaks at Church services and events, runs business workshops and seminars which reach both Christian and non-Christian groups. Peter shares from real life experience and is passionate about seeing business people come alive to the full purpose and potential God has for them in life.
He and his wife, Sue, relocated to Sawtell, just near Coffs Harbour in 2019. They were part of Sydney Hillsong’s ‘Hills’ campus for over 20 years before moving, and have remained active, attending Hillsong conferences, participating in online church and even enrolling in Hillsong night college! They are now based at Lifehouse Church, Coffs Harbour and are part of the Board and leadership Culture Carriers team.
They love to see churches grow and flourish to bless their communities – including business people.
Dr Stephen Morse is the Founder and CEO of Unchained Solutions, a for-purpose consultancy based in Sydney. Unchained inspires Australian organisations to be leaders in making a positive impact on modern slavery.
Stephen brings an engaging and refreshing perspective to the fight against modern slavery, drawing upon his cross-cultural experiences and academic research. He has over twenty five years’ leadership experience in the not-for-profit sector including local church leadership, education and training, and humanitarian work, both in Australia and overseas. Over the past three years, Stephen has become a leading social entrepreneur, using his business, Unchained, as a vehicle for working towards the coming kingdom of God on earth.
Known for his depth of insight, unique perspective and engaging presence, Stephen draws upon lessons learnt from his practical experience as a business leader, and shares his vision for using business as mission.
Stephen fellowships at Northside Community Church, Sydney and currently serves on the advisory board of the Freedom Business Alliance.
Ralph Estherby has been involved in Chaplaincy since 1993. He serves as the National Director of Chaplaincy Australia, overseeing and supporting the outstanding and selfless work of 500 Chaplains around Australia.
He also serves as a Co-ordinating Chaplain in the Australian Army, caring for and serving the members of the Australian Defence Force and is heavily involved in recruiting new Chaplains to the ADF.
Ralph is a gifted communicator and has developed a deep appreciation and understanding of those struggling with Mental Health Issues. He has been presenting MHFA courses since 2014.
His broad experience and his exposure to both Pastoral and Chaplaincy ministry roles equip him to be a resource to those seeking to explore and expand their influence in meeting the needs of their community.
Sarah Morse is no stranger to the intricacies of the Australian healthcare system. As a Registered Nurse with more than twenty years’ experience across multiple sectors, Sarah has experienced both the brilliance and the burnout of healthcare. Specialising in palliative care, Sarah is known for her compassion, and deep commitment to positive health outcomes.
Sarah also brings a global perspective. From assisting with a caesarean section in an Indian clinic in the middle of a blackout, to weighing babies at a rural health clinic in Zambia, to doing therapy with disabled children in a Romanian orphanage, and teaching life skills to survivors of human trafficking, Sarah’s breadth of experience is extraordinary. Like most healthcare workers, she has seen the very best and the very worst of humanity, often on the same day.
As a corporate leadership trainer and professional speaker, Sarah brings the added perspective of being able to identify the gaps between health leadership and the human faces of healthcare. Sarah’s empathetic style seasoned with stories and humour helps you to bridge those gaps, and bring new vitality to the health workforce.
For accommodation options contact StayKCC using the link below: