Senior Minister / Rector
Archdeacon of Bendigo
Vicar General of Diocese
Chaplain of Girton Grammar School
Height: 183 cm (6 foot in the old language)
Car: Holden (my ‘first love’) – however the Kia is the practical car at the moment!
Wanted to grow up to be a: National Parks Ranger
Footy teams: Sydney Swans & Australian Wallabies
Favourite food: Seafood
What do you enjoy about your work?
Seeing people growing closer to Jesus, wanting to serve God & taking Jesus seriously in their life and other’s lives.
Interesting fact: Greg and Karen met for the first time in February 1991, were going out at Easter 1991, engaged in September 1991 and married in December 1991. For a brief moment there was a hiccup when 4 days after getting engaged Greg was knocked unconscious during a rugby union match and lost his short term memory – which included the game score and the fact that he was engaged!
Bio: From suburban Sydney, to driving tractors and harvesting cotton, and then sowing the Word of the Lord. It may seem like an unlikely transition, but it is just a snapshot of the journey Greg has taken to becoming a minister.
Greg has completed a Bachelor of Natural Resources (UNE), Bachelor of Ministry (Moore College) and a Diploma of ministry. He is currently completing a Masters of Arts in Theology/Ministry through Ridley College, Melbourne.
Greg and his family came to South East Bendigo from the Guyra Anglican Church (Armidale Diocese N.S.W) in February 2007. Greg is passionate about preaching the good news of Jesus, delivering his sermons with enthusiasm and vigour. He lists 2 of his favourite passages of scripture as Romans 8:1 and Psalm 97:1-6
Greg is married to Karen, and has 2 sons, Jon and Mat. Both Karen and Greg are musically talented, regularly assisting to lead the musical worship in services. Greg has not only brought musical skills, but also a knack for all things technical.
Greg enjoys spending time with Karen over coffee or seeing a show, playing Xbox with his boys, getting to the gym with the blokes, snowboarding in the winter, and generally staying out of trouble. He will give just about any sport a go – longing for the days when he will have more time for golf and reminiscing over the days he used to play Rugby Union (NEVER to be mistaken for Rugby League).