Team & 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

General Manager

Derek serves as the General Manager of 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.

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 planted again in Sydney’s CBD at Scots Church Sydney.

Geneva Push Board Members

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

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.