Michael and Kirstin were married in 1997 and they have 3 children. In 2001 Michael accepted the call to ministry and left a career of guiding backcountry skiing and rockclimbing. Together Michael and Kirstin gathered and ministered to young adults and high schoolers from the Albury/Wodonga region. In 2006 Michael spent 3 years in the suburbs of Brisbane working with a large multicultural congregation as Youth Pastor, Children’s Pastor then Family Pastor. 2008 saw Michael and Kirstin move to Tatura in country Victoria to establish Family Coaching Australia, an organisation dedicated to inspire and equip parents. Michael worked as the Assistant Pastor at Generations Church Tatura for 12 months previous to undertaking the role of senior pastor at New Life Chapel. God spoke to Michael and Kirstin during 2009 about the next step to take the leadership of New Life Chapel. After two years of preparation God enabled an incredible transition of leadership. Michael and Kirstin are leading the church into the next season of ministry.