Speakers and Guests
Kirk has a background in speech pathology and Presbyterian ministry and has been lecturing at SMBC since 2000 where he has a new role as Director of the Centre for Preaching and Pastoral Ministry. He’s interested in understanding the Bible well and applying it in a complex world.
Kirk and his wife, Lisa, share an interest in connections between art and faith and enjoy the creativity of the Springwood Presbyterian Churches. They are the parents of two adult sons and among the Founders of ‘Our Place Christian Communities’ – a ministry seeking to support accommodation and discipleship for adults with intellectual impairment.
Dr. Paul David Tripp is a pastor, speaker, and best-selling author. His driving passion is to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Luella, of 50 years, and they have four adult children.
Matt Fuller is the Senior Pastor at Christ Church Mayfair, where he has served since it was planted in 2001. He oversees the city centre ministry to families, students and workers. In God’s kindness they have been able to plant numerous other churches into diverse settings and Matt sits on the board of the Co-mission network of churches. He lives in central London with his family and is the author of several books. Prior to ministry he worked for several years as a school teacher of History and Politics which remain a great pleasure to him.
Nicole is married to David and together they have four children aged 9-18. She has recently completed a PhD in Australian religious history at Macquarie University, researching the relationship between religious belief and secular morality in the temperance movement during the middle decades of the nineteenth century. She and her family are part of Chatswood Baptist Church.
Nicole will be giving a special biographical talk on the Kindness of God in the life of Elizabeth Saunders.
Dan Warlow is an Australian Christian Kids’ Music artist and entertainer performing in schools, churches, festivals and community events. As a children’s ministry entertainer, Dan has multiple presentations for any occasion, as well as specific Christmas and Easter shows, community events entertainment, and multi-generational church services. His albums feature songs that are rich in biblical truth and catchy in style, making them a fantastic resource for churches, ministries and families wanting to point young hearts to know God more.
Dan will be performing for the onsite children’s programs and curating the children’s on-demand content.
Tom is the Youth and Children’s Minister in Turramurra on Sydney’s North Shore. He is passionate about bringing the good news of Jesus salvation to school-aged kids and loves teaching from God’s word. Other than ministry, Tom is passionate about 2 things. Making good food and anything basketball related. He only recently married to Abi and they are loving serving the Lord together!
Tom is super honoured and excited to be speaking to the Junior High kids at KEC.
Karl lives with his wife Lani, their son Ambrose, their cat, and their dog. He became a Christian in his teenage years, and has had a passion for sharing the gospel of grace in Jesus Christ ever since. When not working, he enjoys all things creative and is known for taking on an endless list of DIY projects. Whether cooking, painting, writing, filmmaking, or just having a nap; Karl tries to make the most of each day believing every living moment to be a graceful gift of God to be embraced. Karl is responsible for Young Adults ministry at St Stephen’s Normanhurst.
Karl will be our guest speaker for the Senior High program and delivering on-demand talks for our Youth Program.
Quiz Worx shares the Good News of Jesus with primary aged kids in creative, fun and engaging ways. Since 1998 Quiz Worx have had the privilege of performing more than 6,000 shows, for more than 750,000 people. Quiz Worx performs live shows with puppetry, music, art & stories at schools, churches, outreach events, afternoon kids clubs and Holiday Kids’ Clubs all over Australia. Quiz Worx have had a long-standing partnership with KEC.
Quiz Worx will be leading our kids talks for the Primary program and provide children’s on-demand content.