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LEADERSHIP BIO

Leadership BIO's for some of our Leaders at LIFECITY CHURCH Canberra & Queanbeyan

In the next while we will be updating this page with BIO's from many of the Leaders around LIFECITY CHURCH Canberra & Queanbeyan. They are in no particular order.

KWAN LING HO
//Planet Life Director

Name: Kwan Ling Ho (but K.L. would do! :))

Role: PlanetLife/ Kids Ministry Director

 

Where were you born? A tiny little island called Singapore!

Main meal or Dessert? I love food, so I am going to say both!

 

Favourite Sports team? My High School Table Tennis team I prefer playing sports than watching sports

 

Favourite holiday? Zambia/ Zimbabwe 2007, Hong Kong, Road trips!

 

Favourite Book/s outside the Bible? I don't really know, they keep changing! Outside Jesus who inspires you in scripture? Why? Daniel and his steadfastness.

 

Something people would not know about you: I peeled a banana with my feet during a talent show once 

KADE KLEMKE
//Queanbeyan Gathering Pastor

Name: Kade Klemke

Role: Queanbeyan Gathering Leader - Kade leads LIFECITY CHURCH               //Queanbeyan with his wife Rachel

 

Where were you born? Henty, NSW, Australia

 

Main meal or Dessert? Dessert, nothing better than banana split

 

Favourite Sports team? Sydney Swans in the AFL

 

Favourite holiday? Europe

 

Favourite Book/s outside the Bible? Amazing Grace

 

Outside Jesus who inspires you in scripture? Why? Paul, His leadership and courage

 

Something people would not know about you - I sang the national anthem at a Grand Final in front of 10000 and sucked. Never again

JOSH READING
Senior Leader - LIFECITY CHURCH
//North Gathering Pastor

Name: Josh Reading

Role: Senior Leader // LIFECITY CHURCH - also //North Gathering Pastor with his wife Angela

 

Where were you born? Shepparton, Victoria, Australia

 

Main meal or Dessert? Good main anyday, at present I particularly love Thai. Massaman beef, Green Curry, anything spicey. 

 

Favourite Sports team? Melbourne Storm in the NRL #purplepride

 

Favourite holiday? A bit of a tussle between Turkey and New Zealand

 

Favourite Book/s outside the Bible? Any good Theology book, I love books and blogs on Missiology and understanding the Gospel applied in different contexts

 

Outside Jesus who inspires you in scripture? Why? Joshua in the OT, I find his Leadership in moving Israel into the promise an amazinig example of courage and determination despite making mistakes. 

 

Something people would not know about you - I went to five high schools in four different states. 

JESS MCLACHLAN
//Planet Life Kids Leader

Name: Jessica Jade McLachlan

Role: Planet Life/ Kids Ministry Leader

 

Where were you born? Canberra, ACT, Australia

 

Main meal or Dessert? A meal is never complete without both.

 

Favourite Sports team? I don't have one..

 

Favourite holiday? I have loved them all and can't wait to experience more.

 

Favourite Book/s outside the Bible? 'Redeeming Love' by Francine Rivers

 

Outside Jesus who inspires you in scripture? Why? Paul, his ability to be kingdom focused regardless of what was going on.

 

Something people would not know about you: I love sky diving... But hate roller coasters

WILL STRAW
//South & //Qbn Worship teams Leader

Name: William Straw

Role: //South & //Qbn Worship Teams Leader

 

Where were you born? Queanbeyan

Main meal or Dessert? Food is food... But probably an epic main meal over a desert.

 

Favourite Sports team? ARSENAL! Favourite holiday? as in Destination? Italy

 

Favourite Book/s outside the Bible? Movies. 'Nuff Said.

 

Outside Jesus who inspires you in scripture? Why? God the father. He's kind of a big deal.

 

Something people would not know about you. I'm just plain awesome. Wait, everyone knows that... Let me think...

RACHEL KLEMKE
//Queanbeyan Gathering Pastor

Name: Rachel Klemke

Role: Queanbeyan gathering leader with husband Kade

 

Where were you born? Dubbo

 

Main meal or dessert? Dessert.

 

Favourite sports team? North Melbourne - but I am a bit of a closet supporter...

 

Favourite holiday? Deutschland

 

Favourite book outside the bible? Rachel's tears

 

Outside Jesus who inspires you in scripture and why? Hannah. She was faithful through to God through tough times and she gave the thing most precious to her over to God.

ANGELA READING
//North Gathering Pastor

Name: Angela Reading

Role: North Gathering Leader Establish Team Leader

 

Where were you born? Born in Manly, NSW, Australia

 

Main mean or Dessert? Dessert at every meal (cheesecake or pavlova).

 

Favourite sports team? Manly Sea Eagles

 

Favourite holiday? Campervanning with the family around NZ's south island.

 

Favourite book/s outside of the Bible? Chronicles of Narnia

 

Outside of Jesus, who inspires you the most in scripture? Why?Jael (book of Judges). This woman was cunning yet full of courage in the face of the enemy. She knew what she had to do and she did it quietly and without drama (though I'm sure there was a lot of drama when people found out what she'd done).

 

Something people would not know about you - My childhood dream was to be a singer/actress on Broadway.

NAOMI TAFEA
//North & //City Worship Leader

Name: Naomi Tafea

Role: Worship Leader

 

Where were you born? New Zealand

 

Main meal or Dessert? DESERT! Chocolate over everything (Jesus not included).

 

Favourite Sports team? ALL BLACKS forever (conditions apply).

 

Favourite holiday? Hhmm.. anywhere that has great coffee and clean toilets

 

Favourite Book/s outside the Bible? Don't really have one.

 

Outside Jesus who inspires you in scripture? Why? Jonathan, Saul's son. He placed a higher value on God's leading through David, over his own fathers leading. Real heart for God!

 

Something people would not know about you: I celebrate my birthday twice (secretly) because growing up my dad told me that my birthday was on the 28th of Jan but it wasn't till I went to apply for my passport that the office corrected dad and told him that according to records my birthday is actually on the 26th of January. Dad is still confused till this day so I decided in the end that i'll just go ahead with 2 birthdays ;)

KEVIN TRAN
//Worship Leader //UC GenLife Leader
RONISH CHAUDHARY
//SOUTH GATHERING PASTOR

Name: Kevin Tran

Role: Worship leader

 

Where were you born? Nakhon Phanom, Thailand.

 

Main meal or Dessert? A fat med rare steak and mash potatoes.

 

Favourite Sports team? The Brazilian international soccer team -Joga Bonito.

 

Favourite holiday? Any holiday that can involve somewhere new, includes people and on a good day, the beach!

 

Favourite Book/s outside the Bible? So far, "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan.

 

Outside Jesus who inspires you in scripture? Why? Young man King David inspires me. Primarily because of his courage to step out in "active faith" outside social norms. - David, his sling and Goliath's forehead.

 

Something people would not know about you? Original name on my birth certificate was "Andy" until my dad decided to call me after his favourite actor at the time, Kevin Costner. Gotta love dads.

Name: Ronish Chaudhary

Role: South Gathering Pastor.

 

Born: Fiji.

 

Main meal or dessert: Both but not necessarily in that order .

 

Favourite Sports team: Fiji 7's rugby.

 

Favourite holiday: Road trip to Sunshine Coast.

 

Favourite book: Mere Christianity.

 

Outside of Jesus, who inspires you in scripture? Why? Old Abe; brother rolled like he was still a young'un.

 

Something people don't know about you: I'm afraid of heights especially high ones

HAZEL BROWN
//ENCOUNTER LEADER

Name: Hazel Serrao-Brown
Role: Encounter Team Leader, sometimes North Gathering Leader 


Where were you born? Mumbai, India


Main meal or Dessert? Dessert for sure, especially if there’s almond meal involved


Favourite Sports team? The mighty ALL BLACKS!!!


Favourite holiday? Skiing at the Himalayas, looking over Tibet. Who wants to go back with me?!


Favourite Book/s outside the Bible? The Hospital by the River, by Dr. Catherine Hamlin


Outside Jesus who inspires you in scripture? Why? Mary (Lazarus/Martha’s sister) – she chose the better thing - to sit at Jesus’ feet and to listen to what He said


Something people would not know about you: I spent the first 18 years of my life surrounded by beautiful people in the slums of Mumbai – lepers, beggars, alcoholics, prostitutes, slum lords etc (watch Slumdog Millionaire, its real) who want nothing more than peace and love, which they find in Jesus

NO GATHERINGS 

There are no gatherings this Sunday the 24th as we are away 

at our annual Beach Getaway.

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