Experience and Qualifications: 

  • 30 years senior Christian leadership
  • 12 years as Senior Associate Pastor of Hillsong Church
  • 18 years as Senior Pastor of Shirelive Church
  • 20 years denominational leadership experience with Australian Christian Churches
  • 15 years overseeing Church Planting and Health at state and national level (500 church plants during that time)
  • 10 years experience launching & running Christian Men’s Network in Australia
  • 8 years board member of ACC Global Missions Council
  • 20 years (plus) experience mentoring and coaching key political and business leaders
  • 6 years as Vice President of Alphacrucis College
  • Current President of Alphacrucis College
  • Speaking and Leadership training in over 20 nations of the world
  • Married to Valery (herself a speaker & author) for 31 years, with 3 adult children, all engaged in active ministry and leadership:
    • Leah (married to Andrew) – Film producer
    • Ryan (married to Belinda) – Lawyer (associate)
    • Elyse – Minister and author/speaker

Academic Qualifications:

  • M.A. (Leadership) Alphacrucis College (Michael)
  • Ordained ministers of the Australian Christian Churches (Michael & Valery)


Though on paper it would appear that the experience gained over the last 3 decades more than qualifies Leaderscape to support senior leaders, the intangible but genuine love for senior pastors and teams is equally evident.

Repealing Murphy’s Law

Anything that can go wrong, leaders can make right.