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About Us

Directors

 

Dr Don Easton

Founder - CEO

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.

Deb-B Chew

Director - Business Development

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.

Max Rankin

Director

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

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.

Dr Chuck Ridley

Development Consultant

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

 

Dr Keith Farmer

Don’s mentor

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.

Dr Chris Adams

AZUSA Pacific University

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

 

Dr Don Easton

Founder - CEO

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.

Wayne Peat

Pacific Region

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

Support Team

 

Adrienne Easton

Content Editor, Master of Creative Writing

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.

Cecelia Meserve

Content Creator

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.

Josh Easton

Website Strategy & Design

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.