SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dave Shepherd

Senior Pastor and Campus Pastor
HILLS BAPTIST. ADELAIDE

After completing his Bachelor of Medical Science, David continued to study, gaining a degree in Education. He spent the next 10 years of his life working as a high school teacher and itinerant youth communicator, before recently taking up a position at Hills Baptist Church. David is married to his wife Jo and together they have three gorgeous kids. David is passionate about communicating the life changing truth of the gospel in culturally relevant ways. David is an avid sportsman, who enjoys developing his personal fitness and mentoring others in this area.

Shelley Ligtermoet

CITYLIFE CHURCH. MELBOURNE

Shelley Ligtermoet has been in ministry (as a vocation) for over 16 years in various roles from high school chaplaincy through to her current roles as a Service Pastor and Youth Pastor at CityLife Church in Melbourne. She holds a Master of Divinity from the ACT and has a passion for systematic theology and biblical studies.

For fun: Shelley loves fashion, TikTok and in another life she would love to be a full time Pokemon trainer in Pokemon Go”

Mark Buscombe

VINEYARD CHURCH. MANSEFIELD

Mark lives with his wife and three kids in Mansfield Vic, where 9 years ago they planted a vineyard church. He has spent time as a youth Pastor in the UK dealing with some of the tougher kids.

He loves spending time in the bush, camping, hunting and fishing. This fills his tank and where he speaks to Jesus a lot. He has seen God do such cool things in people’s lives – people who you would think are not God type people.

He loves communicating with people in an open, honest and down to earth way using humour to convey truth.

Georgia Nicholas

YOUTH MINISTRY PROFESSIONAL. MELBOURNE

Georgia is a coffee loving extrovert with a passion for indoor plants, people and her puppy, Lenny. She recently moved to Portland with her husband Matthew and now lives 3 mins from the beach!

Georgia has nearly a decade of experience in youth ministry – both within the church and non-profit land. She is a trained graphic designer and has almost completed a degree in theology too. Currently, Georgia is the Co-Director of The Big Kid’s Table, a non-profit that exists to revolutionise the church’s understanding of sex and sexual desire through an online community and tailored programs and consultation.

Georgia is extremely passionate about journeying with people through the highs and lows of life and wants to see a generation liberated, equipped and confident within their love for God, their relationships and themselves.

Jesus really is her best friend, and she exists to make this a reality for everyone else.