Jacob and Kate met at the University of Adelaide, before moving to Canberra for work in 2013, the same year they were married. They have been heavily involved in Immanuel’s journey as a sending church and Jacob co-led Immanuel’s first missional community.
In May 2018 Jacob took up a call to serve as Missional Facilitator and Church Planting Leader before spending 18 months in 2019 and 2020 serving in a pastoral role in the congregation during a vacancy. He is completing a Master of Arts (Theological Studies) at St Mark’s National Theological College.
Kate is a member of the LCA New and Renewing Churches Committee. She works full-time as a statistician.
Jacob and Kate enjoy playing board games and hiking in Canberra’s bushland.
‘Canberra needs more churches and more Christians in our community. This city has the second-highest percentage of non-religious people in Australia – imagine what would change if more people in Canberra experienced the love and hope we receive from Christ.’