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.