Pastor Kevin was born in Brisbane in March 1955. He is the pastor of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Tallebudgera on Queensland's Gold Coast
He is married to Maureen who is a Hospital Chaplain. They have three married children; Rebecca, Luke and Timothy and nine grandchildren. His two sons and his son-in-law are pastor's in the Lutheran Church.
Prior to taking up the call to serve God full-time, Pastor Kevin worked in the manufacturing industry for eighteen years in a company called "Spilsbury and Wenzel". While there he gained a trade and a further ten years of management level experience. http://www.sandw.com.au
Pastor Kevin began his study to become a pastor in the Lutheran Church of Australia at Luther Seminary Adelaide in 1988. The Seminary is now called "Australian Lutheran College" http://www.alc.edu.au
Prior to his call in 2009 to pastor St Andrews Lutheran Church on Queensland's beautiful Gold Coast he served as Senior Pastor at St Mark's Lutheran Church in Brisbane for 13 years. Before that he served at St Paul's Lutheran Church in Mt Isa for 4 years.
Pastor Kevin is passionate about being a disciple making pastor. (Ephesians 4:11-12)
"The leading assumption in the American (and Australian - emphasis mine) church is that you can be a Christian but not a disciple. That has placed a tremendous burden on a mass of Christians who are not disciples. We tell them to come to church, participate in our programs and give money. But we see a church that knows nothing of commitment. We have settled for the marginal, and so we carry this awful burden of trying to motivate people to do what they don't want to do. We can't think about church the way we have been.We need to be clear in our heads about what discipleship is. My definition: A disciple is a person who has decided that the most important thing in their life is to learn how to do what Jesus said to do. A disciple is not a person who has things under control, or knows a lot of things. Disciples simply are people who are constantly revising their affairs to carry through on their decision to follow Jesus" (Quote from Dallas Willard on Discipleship).