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MEET THE VERVE LEAD TEAM

Directors

Founder - CEO

Dr Don Easton

Director - Business Development

Deb-B Chew

Director

Max Rankin

Founder - CEO

Dr Don Easton

Dr Don Easton is a church planter and Senior Minister at C3 Church Robina (1991-), businessman, husband, father, grandad. Don’s life experience, formal education and leadership of several charities have equipped him as a mentor, supervisor and consultant. His passion is to see people be all they are made to be.

Director - Business Development

Deb-B Chew

Deb-B is an entrepreneur who has co-founded and held directorships of several businesses. She is qualified as a financial advisor and coach and is actively involved in mentoring and coaching, particularly in the area of business development. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Verve Lead team.

Director

Max Rankin

Max has experience in coaching to increase performance and financial outcomes across a broad range of businesses, and in building an online community to foster the development of individuals and their relationships. What pleases him most is seeing others succeed. To this end, he has moved into the area of psychology to be a more effective coach and mentor.

Development Consultants

Dr Bob Logan

Development Consultant

Dr Chuck Ridley

Dr Bob Logan

Bob has over 40 years of ministry experience including church planting, pastoring, and equipping leaders. Through coaching, consulting, and training, He counts it a privilege to walk alongside leaders to help catalyse their ministries toward fulfilling the call God has placed on them. Bob thrives in channeling his hands-on missional experience to develop practical, principle-based, transformative resources that are easy for leaders to implement in their context. Bob enjoys cycling and is on track to log over 6,000 miles in 2020.

Development Consultant

Dr Chuck Ridley

Chuck has utilized his expertise in the area of measurement and assessment in the development of the Health of a Christian Leader Profile and the Christian Well-being Mentor Profile. He has also done extensive work on mentor competencies and assessments, supervising a qualitative international research project. Chuck earned his PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota.

Advisors

Don’s mentor

Dr Keith Farmer

AZUSA Pacific University

Dr Chris Adams

Don’s mentor

Dr Keith Farmer

For the last 15 years, Keith’s ministry has involved mentoring an aggregate of approximately 200 Christian leaders from a wide range of ministries across Australia. He believes Burnout is the single most powerful and most likely challenge to the wellbeing of Christian pastors today.  He is convinced that Mentoring, among other pastoral supports, is a major resource for helping to ensure that Christian leaders are healthy and that they have a sustainable lifestyle.

Keith Farmer has been Don’s mentor and coach in mentoring since 2015.

AZUSA Pacific University

Dr Chris Adams

He is a consultant to a number of denominations and seminaries in the areas of clergy candidate assessment, clergy health, and pastoral leadership formation, and is participating as a consultant, researcher, and writer with the Duke Clergy Health Initiative, Profiles in Ministry Project for the Association of Theological Schools, and Senior Research Associate in the Flourishing In Ministry project at the University of Notre Dame. Executive Director of the Center for Vocational Ministry Azusa Pacific University

Mentor Development Team

Founder - CEO

Dr Don Easton

Pacific Region

Wayne Peat

Professional Supervision

Nick Burns

Founder - CEO

Dr Don Easton

Dr Don Easton is a church planter and Senior Minister at C3 Church Robina (1991-), businessman, husband, father, grandad. Don’s life experience, formal education and leadership of several charities have equipped him as a mentor, supervisor and consultant. His passion is to see people be all they are made to be.

Pacific Region

Wayne Peat

Ps Wayne Peat has over 38 years of experience in pastoral ministry leadership. He leads C3 Pacific Pastors Support team and oversees C3 Fiji. His book Staying Power is a helpful read.

“Staying Power – surviving ministry long term addresses some of the key issues that lead to the high attrition rate in ministry and provides ways of overcoming them. My prayer is that it will help pastors and leaders prepare for and negotiate the inevitable challenges so that they will stay the course.” — Wayne

Professional Supervision

Nick Burns

Nick currently lives on the Sunshine Coast in QLD and has had experience working in Christian leadership in Brisbane and regional Qld since 1997. Nick’s experience includes leading Teen Challenge Queensland’s residential drug and alcohol centre, church planting, being an associate pastor in a large suburban church and a strategic regional leadership role connecting pastors, churches and care services with each other and their local community. Nick is now utilising this broad experience providing, professional supervision, mentoring and coaching to Christian leaders. Nick has an authentic judgement freestyle that enables reflection, growth and personal development.

Support Team

Content Editor, Master of Creative Writing

Adrienne Easton

Content Creator

Cecelia Meserve

Website Strategy & Design

Josh Easton

Content Editor, Master of Creative Writing

Adrienne Easton

Adrienne is a trained teacher who now tutors children in Mathematics and English. She holds a Master of Creative Writing, and apart from editing others’ work, enjoys writing short stories and poetry, and is working on a novel. Adrienne highly values good spelling and grammar—Don sometimes jokes that he married her for her ability to edit his writing.

Content Creator

Cecelia Meserve

Cecelia Meserve is a freelance writer, specializing in ghostwriting and creating content for blogs and websites. She loves having the opportunity to work with others, bring their ideas to paper (or screen) and help create narrative and structure for their vision. Cecelia has a degree in English from Hope College and lives in Denver, Colorado.

Website Strategy & Design

Josh Easton

Josh combines form and function to build beautiful systems and clever user experiences. Josh is also an associate pastor of C3 Church Robina and has a passion to help people and churches thrive.

Professional Supervision Team

Professional Supervision

Nick Burns

Founder - CEO

Dr Don Easton

Professional Supervision

Nick Burns

Nick currently lives on the Sunshine Coast in QLD and has had experience working in Christian leadership in Brisbane and regional Qld since 1997. Nick’s experience includes leading Teen Challenge Queensland’s residential drug and alcohol centre, church planting, being an associate pastor in a large suburban church and a strategic regional leadership role connecting pastors, churches and care services with each other and their local community. Nick is now utilising this broad experience providing, professional supervision, mentoring and coaching to Christian leaders. Nick has an authentic judgement freestyle that enables reflection, growth and personal development.

Founder - CEO

Dr Don Easton

Dr Don Easton is a church planter and Senior Minister at C3 Church Robina (1991-), businessman, husband, father, grandad. Don’s life experience, formal education and leadership of several charities have equipped him as a mentor, supervisor and consultant. His passion is to see people be all they are made to be.