Reach Australia Board

Andrew Heard

Andrew has been involved in Christian ministry for over 25 years. In 1996, together with his wife Cathie established a new church on the Central Coast of NSW called Central Coast Evangelical Church (now EV Church). In 2005 he was elected the founding President of a new association of churches called the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches. This association contains churches in most states of Australia with more being added each year. In 2009 he became a founding director of Geneva Push. He is married to Cathie and they have 4 grown children.

Al Stewart

Al has been in Christian ministry for 30 years, including setting up congregations in Mt Druitt, the eastern suburbs of Sydney and the Wollongong region. Al was also involved in commencing the City Bible Forum with ECOM in 2001 and was the chairman of the Katoomba Christian Convention from 2005-2014. He also served as a bishop and the director of Evangelism Ministries with the Sydney Diocese of the Anglican Church. He is currently leading the City Bible Forum in Sydney and planting a church in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. He is married to Kathy and they have 4 grown children.

Mikey Lynch

In 2000, Mikey became one of the founding leaders of Crossroads Presbyterian Church where he was the lead pastor for 7 years from 2003. He now works as the Campus Director of the University Fellowship of Christians, University of Tasmania, Hobart. Mikey is the chairman of The Vision 100 Network (Tasmania) and a founding director of Geneva Push (national) – both church planting networks. He is also the network coordinator of the Ministry Training Strategy (MTS) in Tasmania and a chaplain at Jane Franklin Hall. Mikey is married to Nikki and is the father of Xavier, Esther and Toby.

Michael Lin

Michael is a partner in Oilstone (equipping ministry leaders) and works as a director, business advisor and leadership coach. He has served in lay church leadership roles for over 30 years. He currently serves as a director of Geneva Push and is a former long standing board member of AFES and KCC. Michael’s professional career includes senior executive positions with Macquarie Bank and Lend Lease Group and running family companies. He has also been a Program Director for Mt Eliza Business School (now Melbourne Business School) and senior leadership development consultant for the Australian Institute of Management.

Sue Harrington

Sue has served within the Trinity Network of Churches in SA for over 33 years. She is married to Paul, the network pastor and has a ministry supporting the pastor’s wives and families and teaching women. Sue is a founding partner of LeMessurier Harrington Consulting which provides risk, practice management and business development services to the legal and medical professions. Sue has undertaken various roles within the Safe Ministry and Professional Standards area and is a former council member of Bible College of SA. She delights in her growing band of grandchildren.

Phil Colgan

Phil is the Senior Minister at St George North Anglican Church where he has served for 15 years.  He’s married to Victoria and has three children.  He loves coaching his son’s cricket team, watching sport and preaching the Gospel.

Reach Australia Team

Scott Sanders

Scott Sanders serves as the Executive Director and is responsible for ensuring Reach Australia’s vision is implemented. During the last 7 years Scott has been involved in leading Australia-wide church planting research, developing Geneva Push’s assessment tools and working alongside church leaders and planting couples to see over 65 churches established. He lives in Sydney, is married to Natalie, has 4 beautiful daughters, and is a member of Vine Church + St Michaels in Sydney.

Derek Hanna

Derek serves as the General Manager of the church planting arm of Reach Australia (Geneva Push). In 2009 he planted Village Church in Brisbane City. He lives in Brisbane, is married to Jacqueline, and they’ve got three boys who bring them joy and worry in equal measure, and they’re all part of Ithaca Presbyterian Church.