craig ogden - team leader
Craig leads Plentylife Anglican Church, based in Melbourne, Victoria. With a Bachelor of Education, a Masters in Divinity, and a Graduate Diploma in Bible and Ministry, Craig is passionate about helping others become all they've been called to be in Christ. Don't doubt Craig's enthusiasm and positivity; he genuinely is like that all the time (just ask his staff team!). In his spare time, Craig can be found spending time with family and friends, listening to live music, going to the gym, and going to the movies.
chris wanstall - Accessible prophecy coach & presenter
Chris Wanstall lives in Melbourne and worships at Encounter Baptist Church in Chadstone, Melbourne. She leads the prophetic ministry within the church and has seen some amazing transformation in people’s lives through hearing and responding to God’s voice. Chris loves watching people connect with God and grow in their ability to hear and respond to His voice. Prophecy has been important in transforming her own walk with Jesus, both in her personal faith journey but also in a growing understanding about how prophecy can radically change mission to her local area. Her cat, Charlie, has also played a key role in the work that Cascade has done in the past, by welcoming people into our social spaces. We consider him just as much part of the team as everyone else.
Steve Roggero - Coach & Presenter
Steve lives in Melbourne and is currently Senior Pastor at Heathmont Baptist Church where he has served since 2009.
One of Steve’s life orientating scriptures is from the Gospel of when Jesus said “I have come to bring life and life to the full” (John 10:10 ). Steve loves sport, is particularly passionate about the Carlton Blues in AFL, (where he is on the journey of humility!!) as well as being keen on the other football (soccer) and other sports. He loves theatre and film, and enjoys good food, good wine and good coffee!
Steve holds a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary focus on Leadership & Church Engagement in Discipleship and Mission. In addition to ministry at Heathmont he is active in Training, and Consulting Church and Mission Ministry staff & leaders around discipleship, mission and leadership, and speaks at Churches and events
Hannah Whiting - Coach
Hannah Whiting is busy learning what it means to be a part of a young family on mission. With two toddlers life looks dramatically different to how it did several years ago when she worked as an English and Literature teacher. Now an MC leader at Plenty Life she and her husband, Leigh, lead a Missional Community called Balance that hopes to love and care for young families in their local neighbourhood while encouraging their community to prioritise rest, discipleship and play. In this highly changeable season of life her family wakes up early, rides bikes, flies kites, changes nappies and hopes to encourage each other to love and serve the Lord as they seek to understand what it looks like to be a family on mission.
Mark Pearce - Coach & Presenter
Mark lives in Hawthorn – home of great coffee the (once) mighty fighting hawks. He works bi-vocationally in engineering and spends rest of his time investing in mission and discipleship. Mark is married to Fiona and has three great kids and loves getting out in the great outdoors whether it is the surf or the mountains.
maria martin - accounts & event management
Maria lives and works in Melbourne, Victoria with her family. She is the glue that holds the team together; you name it, and Maria can do it. Generally speaking, we would all be a complete mess without her. Maria is passionate about music and singing, both in church and in choir, as well as her role at Plentylife Anglican Church. In her spare time, Maria likes kicking back with a glass of wine and good friends!
Gabi dunn - Media & marketing
Gabi lives and works in Launceston, Tasmania. Gabi is finishing her undergraduate degree in psychology and hopes to continue on to write a thesis in 2019. She's a part-time chaplain, part-time psychology student, part-time leader at her local church, and part-time operations manager working on leadership consultancy. She is passionate about working with young people in the mental health sector, and helping people live in alignment with their calling and values. She drinks too much coffee, she's a passionate advocate for the environment, and she'll talk your ear off about waste reduction if you give her the chance.
Ben johnson - coach & presenter
Ben lives in Melbourne, Victoria, with his wife, four kids, one lovely housemate and their German Shepherd. He leads Harvest Church in Officer, which operates as a collection of Missional Communities. Ben’s passionate about all things outdoors, whether that’s hiking, camping or 4wd’ing. Ben is also a chaplain in the Army Reserves, serving in a local Engineering Regiment (he tells us that Engineers spend their time building things and then blowing them up). He's also a blue belt in jujitsu, and could take out our entire team in a fight if he wanted to! OK... Maybe he didn’t actually say that. In his spare time Ben can be found enjoying a good book, or studying a Masters in Missional Leadership. That's right - Ben is a Master Missional Leader!
Dave Paroz - Coach & Presenter
Dave lives and leads Connect Baptist Church-Deagon on the northern bayside area of Brisbane. Dave has been leading Connect (and previously Sandgate Baptist) for the last eighteen years. Dave is married to Leanne and has three adult children and one small dog. Connect Baptist has been on a journey of relational discipleship and local mission since 2013 and is transitioning an existing church to embrace local mission as an effective vehicle for outreach.
Dave also has a second role mentoring Christian leaders from churches and the not for profit sector. This role takes him all over a large area of western and metropolitan Queensland throughout the year. In his spare time he likes to ride motorcycles, road and dirt, and remote area camping and 4wding. The best holidays are the ones to outback Australia. His biblical studies were at Queensland Baptist College of Ministry (now Malyon College) and has a Bachelor of Ministry and Graduate diploma of ministry.
Colin & Sue Hopper - Coaches and Presentors
Colin & Sue live in Brisbane and work for The Salvation Army. As members of the National Local Mission Delivery team they give support to Salvation Army leaders across Queensland, South Australia and Northern Territory. Prior to this they have been local church leaders for over 30 years and have a heart to see the church in Australia being effective in the commission to make disciples and to grow healthy faith communities.
They have four adult children, 2 beautiful granddaughters and Levi, their small but effective guard dog. They love holidaying at the beach and catching up with family and friends.