Crosslink Christian Network Leadership

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Spiritual Leadership and Crosslink Leadership

Crosslink seeks to honour and serve the visions and ministry mandates of its constituent ministries. Our basis for belonging is to provide value and accountability through loving relationship based on speaking the truth in love. Each church or ministry is totally autonomous.

The Network is governed by a Board, who are chosen because of their (apostolic) leadership gifts; anyone evidencing these gifts can be appointed; appointments are annual. The current Board comprises of 6 members.

For more details on the governance and administration please read the About Us.

The Board

Chairman

Brian Medway

Grace Canberra, ACT


Brian has been part of Crosslink since it began in the mid 1990′s and its founding Chairman. He is a pastor of Grace Canberra, a local congregation based in Belconnen in the ACT. He is married to Nola with four children and eight grandchildren. His leadership within the Network is based around a commitment to see ordinary Australian followers of Jesus preaching the gospel and making disciples who can also preach the gospel and make disciples.

Director

Wayne Benn

GraceCrowd, QLD


Wayne, his wife Kari and their 4 boys live in Townsville, North Queensland.

Wayne left school to work in a bank, gain a trade in bricklaying, travel, live overseas and finally study. He holds a Cert IV in Workplace Management, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Philosophy (JCU) and a Grad Dip Ed. (Curtin). He spent 10 years as Chaplain in the biggest state school in Queensland. He also spent 5 years teaching Modern History there.

In 2001 Wayne and Kari started GraceCrowd. He is committed to fishing for men and making disciples and is constantly looking to help and be helped in this area. He believes that obeying Jesus is incredibly rewarding.

Wayne really loves Kari. He enjoys the beach, the footy, the cricket and his orchid collection. He also loves to read….but that doesn’t happen too much with 4 boys.

Director

Graeme Hush

Heartland Ministries, ACT


Graeme has served in Anglican and Uniting Churches, Churches of Christ and Crosslink Churches for over 30 years. He has served the Crosslink Board since 2005 and with his wife Karen performed the role of Executive Pastor / Director for the Crosslink Network for 5 years prior to Rachel.

Graeme seeks to represent Jesus’ gospel of the kingdom in everyday involvements in the hope that he will be introduced to people he can serve and equip to advance the kingdom by serving and equipping others in the spheres of their involvement.

He is the founder and leader of a church planting and multiplying, mission supporting ministry known as Heartland and believes that on the eighth day, God created coffee so he could face the second week.

Director

Mark Setch

Peace Christian Community, QLD


Mark Setch has served as a pastor, initially within the Uniting Church and since 2003 within Crosslink, leading the Ministry Team at Peace Christian Community in Redcliffe, Queensland. He is also an accredited Life & Leadership Coach.

Mark’s all-consuming passion is to teach, mentor and equip people to unleash their life & leadership potential; to see followers of Jesus making disciples and be ‘church’ wherever life happens. Apart from Jesus, his greatest loves are his amazing wife Kerri and awesome sons Jared & Casey.

He enjoys reading, surfing and beach walking and hanging out with friends, especially if good coffee is on the agenda….and he is a self-confessed chocaholic!

Director

Simon Smith

Impact Christian Ministries, QLD


Simon is currently Senior Pastor of Impact Christian ministries, which began in March 2006 in Samford. ICC has also started a new charity called Impact Care & Compassion, which exists to support our local communities suffering financial and emotional hardship, as well as Rainbow House, an Orphanage in the Philippines which started after the devastating floods in December 2011 from Typhoon Sendong where many lost their lives.

Simon Started in the UK and was involved in planting congregations in London and a church in Slovakia (Eastern Europe). From there Simon and his family moved to the Philippines and helped establish a Bible Training School, two small primary schools and planting 7 church sites in the Philippines (2001-2004). Simon still has some spiritual oversight. This involves assisting with major decisions, mentoring and leadership to local pastors, and so on.

With Cebu (Philippines) in mind Simon & Jane started and now help to oversee MAD (Making a Difference) International, a Charity registered in the UK since 2000. Last year MAD appointed their first paid, full-time worker in the UK to manage the Charity, visit the Philippines regularly and seek ways of raising finances.

Executive Assistant

Rachel Horne

Grace Canberra, ACT


Rachel combines her role of Executive Assistant, with that of Pastor and Office Manager at Grace Canberra. She is married with four great kids and loves living and working in Canberra. Rachel is passionate about her family and friends and loves spending time with both.

She is part of the Ladies Ministry team at Grace Canberra and is an active member of both the Worship and Creative Arts teams. Rachel is also committed to learning to love as the rain falls and sun shines and becoming more like Jesus every day.

Accounts Manager

Nick Walshe

Crosslink Christian Network Australia


Nick is a small business owner and accountant, having owned The Runners Shop Canberra since 2009. He has also been a director and treasurer of Grace Canberra since 2008, and a treasurer of Crosslink for several years.

Nick loves running, coffee and travel. He’s married to Linda and they have 2 children – Noah and Stephanie.