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Past and present Arrow students
We recommend that anyone considering an Arrow Leadership program talks to past or present students.
With over 250 graduates in significant leadership positions around Australia there will certainly be someone you can ask about the 'real' Arrow experience and what it has meant to them.
Go to our Alumni section to find all graduates.
Jonathan Bailey: QLD Arrow 10
Jono Bailey is the QLD Regional Coordinator for Christian Surfers Australia. Jono lives at Coolum Beach, QLD, with his wonderful wife, Naomi and daughter, Lydia. He is passionate about seeing surfers saved, and ordinary men and women envisioned and equipped to go and make disciples in their local surfing communities across the Aussie coastline and beyond.
Rob Imberger: VIC Arrow 10
Rob Imberger tries to make much of Jesus as a husband, father, and assistant pastor. So, accordingly, he passionately loves God, his wife Camille, his daughter Evie, and South East Bendigo Anglican Church, where he''s serving and equipping young adults to get fired up for the Gospel''s sake. Rob also has a fondness for coffee and puns (as opposed to coffee puns, which have bean milked for all their worth).
Kate Boughton: TAS Arrow 10
Kate Boughton is passionate about people of all ages coming to know and love the Lord Jesus Christ and so Kate is involved in youth and children's ministry, not only in the local church as Assistant Curate at St David's Cathedral but also across the state of Tasmania in the areas of leadership development, the implementation of the Youth and Children's Strategy, camping and the resourcing of local children's and youth ministries. Kate also loves a good book but time with family and friends means so much more.
Heather Cetrangolo: VIC Arrow 10
Heather Cetrangolo is an Anglican Minister, currently serving at St Thomas Anglican Church, Burwood, in the area of children and families ministry. She is passionate about making disciples and seeing God''s church grow in number and influence. Heather is blessed to work alongside her husband, Adam. She loves the beach and flamenco dancing.
Michelle Goemans: WA Arrow 10
Michelle Goemans is married to Jeff and together they have three children, Jacob, Chantelle, Benjamin. Michelle has been working at Whitford Church as Community Care/Children's Pastor. Michelle enjoys ministering and being part of the local community, as well as teaching and bringing to life faith in children.
Erica Hamence: VIC Arrow 10
Erica Hamence is the Young Adults Ministry Director at St. Hilary's Anglican Church in Kew/North Balwyn. She loves talking to people about Jesus, and training up young adults to do the same. One day, Erica hopes to do this in student ministry in Central or South America, where the food is amazing and the people love hugs.
Nerida Peart: NSW Arrow 10
Nerida Peart serves as an Assistant Minister at St Matthew?s Anglican Church, West Pennant Hills, with responsibility for Young Adults and the evening service. She is driven by a desire to see all people come into relationship with the life-giving triune God, Who is full of grace and mercy and love. She loves to see people thoughtfully integrate their life and faith as they live out the Gospel of the Kingdom. Nerida loves words, reading fiction, listening to live music, travelling the world and being at the beach.
Fiona Preston: VIC Arrow 10
Fiona Preston is the Church Engagement Co-ordinator for Alpha Australia; Alpha is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed setting. She is passionate about people and seeing churches engage their community with the life-changing news of Jesus. Fiona is married to Nigel; they live in Melbourne, love good food and coffee and enjoy cycling along the Yarra.
Ilse-Dore Seidel: VIC Arrow 10
Ilse-Dore Seidel came all the way from Germany to serve as an Assistant Pastor in a German Lutheran Church in Melbourne (Springvale). Her main ministry is outreach to the younger German-speaking community in Melbourne. She does that through personal relationships and evangelism, Alpha and church activities for a post-modern generation. Her passion is to lead people in worship. She loves travelling, going for walks along the beach, drinking latte and photography (especially Australia).
Catherine Tallack: QLD Arrow 10
Cath Tallack is married to Michael and currently works at Gateway Baptist Church as Children's Pastor. She has been involved in children's ministry for 13 years and is passionate about seeing children nurtured into a relationship with Jesus, as well as seeing young leaders equipped to utilise their gifts to impact and influence those around them. She loves a good romantic comedy, bushwalking, reading and visiting new and wonderful cultures overseas.
Keith Baker: NSW Arrow 10
Keith Baker is married to Rebecca, and together they have three delightful boys: Nathaniel, Joshua, and Isaac. He is currently the Discipleship Director at St Paul''s Castle Hill in northwest Sydney, where he oversees small groups, Digging Deeper ministries, apprentices, and the LifeTracks discipleship pathway. He loves having fun with family, playing sport when he can, and catching a movie with his wife.
Tim Clare: VIC Arrow 10
Tim Clare is the Director of Mustard, an interdenominational, secondary schools ministry based in Melbourne committed to connecting secondary students with Jesus. Tim's hope is for young people to be empowered to take ownership of theirs and their friend's discipleship. He is married to Eliza.
Stephen Drinkall: QLD Arrow 10
Steve Drinkall has spent the last 10 years trying to experiment with alternative forms of church that would be viable in Australian culture. He is currently working with the Churches of Christ in QLD, on a project that is attempting to seed and grow many new churches in unpredictable places. Steve is married with two kids and spends his weekends playing gigs at local pubs in order to feed his snowboarding addiction.
Wayne Forward: NSW Arrow 10
Wayne Forward is married to his amazingly supportive wife Amy and they have two great kids, Brianna & Wesley. Wayne is passionate about seeing Christ proclaimed through local church ministry and serves as the Senior Pastor of Nelson Bay Baptist Church. As well as enjoying sea kayaking and surfing, Wayne is enjoying the diverse opportunities that Jesus is laying before him to present Jesus through the community of Port Stephens.
Matt Garvin: TAS Arrow 10
Matt Garvin is a director of the non-denominational Christian Youth and Community organisation, Fusion. The organisation is currently in a process of coming to terms with a period of rapid growth globally; now being based in 17 countries. The growth seems largely as a result of the organisation's very pragmatic approach to living and sharing the Gospel, an approach that keeps Matt energised and committed to the future. Matt is married to Leeanne and has four children, loves to read and is sick of long haul flights.
Andrew Jarvey: WA Arrow 10
Andrew Jarvey is married to Dianne and they have two awesome boys, Izacc and Josiah. Andrew is the Officer (Pastor) for the Salvos in Ellenbrook, a very fast-growing suburb of Perth. Andrew has a real heart for God, coupled with a real heart for people. He is passionate about finding new ways of introducing people to God that are relevant and radical. Andrew loves the Sydney Swans and new technology. Other interests include music, golf, playing footy and going to the flicks.
Timothy Kay: NSW Arrow 10
Tim Kay gave his heart to Jesus at 17 years of age, after a rebellious adolescence. Immediately he began to sense the joy and purpose that comes from a personal relationship with the living God. Within weeks he met a beautiful girl named Jo and decided to marry her. Together they have three wonderful children Elijah, Leila and Micah. Tim is currently serving as the pastor of Yass Community Baptist Church, a vibrant, growing congregation in rural NSW. Tim and Jo sense God's long-term calling to Novosibirsk, Russia. They will move there in January 2014 and spend ten years serving with Operation Mobilisation in their Discipleship Centre, which aims to raise up leaders for the Russian Baptist Church.
Stephen Meharg: QLD Arrow 10
Stephen Meharg is the Senior Pastor of South Pine Community Church. He is married to Kristy and has three children. Stephen is passionate about the Gospel and its ongoing ability to transform lives. He loves seeing people take steps of faith and discover that God is indeed faithful. He also loves cycling and playing with his kids, and the annual pleasure of seeing NSW get flogged by QLD in the State of Origin.
Philip Messenger: WA Arrow 10
Philip Messenger and his amazing wife Jenny, have the three most beautiful children together; Mikayla, Oscar and Jamie. Philip serves as the Youth Ministry Team Leader at The Salvation Army, Morley Corps, where his role is to oversee the youth and young adult ministries. He is most passionate about seeing people won for the Kingdom of God and committing their lives to the mission and ministry that God is calling them to. Family life is quite busy at times, but Philip enjoys immersing himself into his wife and children?s lives as much as possible. He is excited how Arrow will transform his life through the power of the Holy Spirit. He indulges in excellent coffee and loves a well-cooked steak.
Sven Ostring: WA Arrow 10
Sven Östring is married to Marilyn and they have a very cute baby girl called Samuela. Sven is leading a Seventh-day Adventist university church planting movement in Western Australia, and he and his wife have planted the ACTS Church at Curtin University. Sven is also the Chairman of the Church Planting Advisory for the WA Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Multi-Faith Officer at Curtin University and the southern Perth co-ordinator for OIKOS. He loves playing the violin in the Fremantle Symphony Orchestra, and spending time with Marilyn and his Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Michael Paget: NSW Arrow 10
Mike Paget is the Senior Minister of St Barnabas Broadway, a young, multi-cultural Anglican church in the very heart of Sydney. He is also Chaplain of both the University of Sydney and the University of Technology. Mike loves to reach young people from Australia and East Asia with the Gospel, and to send them home or out into the world, trained and equipped to make a difference wherever they go. He is married to Fiona, and they have four young children: Susannah, Rose, Huw and Toby.
Anthony Palmieri: WA Arrow 10
Anthony Palmieri is married to Siobhan and they have three amazing children; Jenna, Makayla and Josiah. Anthony serves at Lakeside Baptist Church as pastor of Young Families and Sport. Lakeside operates and serves the community through a 4-court multi-purpose recreation centre. More than 5,000 people a week use and benefit from the range of sporting programs. Anthony is passionate about seeing people say "yes" to Jesus and together with his team strive to reach the community with the life-changing message of Jesus through sport and relational evangelism.
Mark Parsons: WA Arrow 10
Mark Parsons is an Associate Pastor at North Beach Baptist Church in Perth, WA. He was born in South Africa and trained for ministry in Australia. Mark is married to Tracey and they have two children, Connor and Clea. Mark has been pastoring for seven years; he has a passion to see people come to know and be transformed by Jesus. God has called him to serve the church in leadership, teaching and evangelism. Mark enjoys time with his family, sport and the outdoors.
Stewart Perry: NSW Arrow 10
Stewart Perry is married to his incredible wife Leanne and has two amazing children: Anika and Caleb. He is passionate about music, and enjoys most sports, playing cricket, soccer and golf when he has the opportunity. Stewart feels privileged to serve the Anglican Parish of St John''s Newcastle as their priest and is excited about leading them towards the vision of drawing closer to God and each other, while reaching further into the community in which they have been called.
Adam Ramsey: QLD Arrow 10
Adam Ramsey really loves Jesus. He also really enjoys being married to Kristina, going on daddy-dates with his little girl, Alaiya, and wrestling with his boy, Benaiah. Having pastored in both hemispheres, Adam currently serves as Campus Pastor at Elevation Church on the Gold Coast, and also leads their thriving Youth and Young Adults ministries. Apart from reading, drinking coffee, and training as a wannabe- UFC-fighter, his spare time includes helping lead Red Frogs Hotel Chaplaincy (Gold Coast) and raising up an army of young missionaries through The Uprising; a cross-denominational movement of young people whose greatest desire, pursuit, and message, is Jesus.
Paul Randle: VIC Arrow 10
Paul "Digger" Randle is currently involved in ministry to and with high school-aged students in a number of different contexts. The first is as Vic/Tas Co-ordinator of Vetamorphus, a national discipleship program that allows young people to grow, explore and develop their faith in a way that is an accredited part of their Senior Secondary schooling. The second is as a Chaplain at Somerville Secondary College, a great little school he is stoked to be a part of. He is also heavily involved with Red Frogs Schoolies Chaplaincy. Digger loves nothing more than spending all summer at music festivals, all winter playing footy (the real kind - AFL) and sincerely apologises for his terrible haircut in this photo. He hopes you will excuse him on account of it having been done for a good cause!
Peter Roberts: WA Arrow 10
Pete Roberts is the Youth and Children's Pastor at Subiaco Church of Christ WA, and has been pastoring the next generation of change agents in various communities for the past 12 years. He currently serves on the ministry team of Youth Alive WA and the Youth Vision Executive WA. Pete is 33 years old married to Elissa and has three awesome kids Tygh, Charlyse and Fynn. When not involved in a formal ministry setting, Pete can be found watching his beloved Dockers, reading a paper at a coffee shop or indulging his mind in a quiz.
Craig Todd: NSW Arrow 10
Craig Todd and his wife Donna have been Salvation Army officers since 1999. After nine years of leading a church since its birth, they are now influencing future leaders for the Salvation Army in the Officer Recruitment Team. Craig is passionate about his children and seeing lives transformed. He says, "to be able to do Arrow and be in the room with the calibre of Disciples that this Course brings, is such a privilege".
John Viles: NSW Arrow 10
John Viles is an Officer (Senior Pastor) of NRC, a Salvation Army church in the Nambucca Valley, NSW. He serves there alongside his wife, Nicole, working to create an expression of God's family that's both practically and spiritually relevant to their community. John has three main passions: To see an increasing number of people introduced into a saving and growing relationship with Jesus; his wife and two kids, Alexandra and Jacob; ... and surfing the best beaches in Australia.
Jamie Wendt: NSW Arrow 10
Jamie Wendt is the Associate Pastor at Padstow Baptist Church, where he has been on staff for the last 14 years. He is passionate about discipleship and developing leaders that will "go the distance". He loves to see people stepping up to serve God with all they have. Jamie has been married to Anne for 17 years and has three beautiful kids. He likes to relax by hanging out with the family, watching a good game of cricket and enjoying an icy can of Coke.