Our staff and board

Geneva Push Staff

Scott Sanders - Executive Director

Scott Sanders serves as the Executive Director and is responsible for ensuring Geneva's vision is implemented. He leads our Recruit and Assess Teams. During the last 7 years Scott has been involved in leading Australia-wide church planting research, developing Geneva'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 - Director of Training

Derek serves as the Director of Training and leads our Strengthen Team by developing our growing peer network, network of coaches and quality resources. Nine years ago 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 Christ Community Church in Brisbane.

 

Cathie Heard - Director of Coaching

Cathie serves as a Director of Coaching and is responsible for developing support structures for our church planting wives. Cathie, together with her husband Andrew started EV Church 20 years ago and has been an active participant in this growing church reaching the Central Coast, setting up groups and structures for maturing women,as well as taking on a role helping individuals get involved in ministry using their gifts.

 

Craig Tucker - Director of Coaching

Craig serves as a Director of Coaching and is responsible for training, equipping and supporting our network of coaches. Craig brings a wealth of church planting experience, having served as students in a church plant in Mt Druitt, church planted for 11 years in the outer west of Sydney (Blacktown West Presbyterian Church) and then planted a new church in inner western Sydney (Drummoyne Presbyterian Church). In 2017, Craig and his wife Cathy, are planting again in Sydney's CBD. 

 

Geneva Push Board

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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