Board and Team

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, led the City Forum in Sydney and planted a church in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. In 2009 he became a founding director of Geneva Push. He is married to Kathy and they have 4 grown children.

Mikey Lynch

Mikey is the Campus Director of the University Fellowship of Christians, University of Tasmania, Hobart. Mikey was a founder of The Vision 100 Tasmanian church planting network and is currently a board member of The Geneva Push national church planting network. He is also the chairman of New Front Door: the Church IT Guild. Mikey is the author of The Good Life in the Last Days: Making Choices When the Time Is Short (Matthias Media: 2018), The Vine Movement: Building Trellises for the Global Vine (Matthias Media: forthcoming) he has hosted several podcasts and blogs regularly at Christian Reflections.

Mikey’s ministry has focused on preaching to unchurched uni students and graduates. He is also passionate about identifying and developing future Christian leaders. Mikey is married to Nikki and has three children. He loves cooking, fishing, reading and rollerblading.

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 Executive Team

Scott Sanders

Scott Sanders serves as the Executive Director and is responsible for ensuring Reach Australia’s vision is implemented. Since 2009 years Scott has been involved in leading Geneva Push and Reach Australia. He lives in Sydney, is married to Natalie, has 4 beautiful daughters, and is a member of Vine Church Sydney.

Derek Hanna

Derek is the Director of Church Planting (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.

Peter Blanch

For the past 15 years Peter served as the Senior Pastor of Wagga Wagga Evangelical Church, however in 2022 he has started working for Reach Australia as the Director of Church Development. In this role he aims to help churches and their leaders grow in their effectiveness to reach the country for Christ.