Connan O’Shea (Senior Pastor)
Connan grew up in Sydney and was saved in his first year at University. He started going to a local church and the Christian group at uni. After studying, he worked as a Veterinarian.
Deciding to spend more time sharing the brilliant news of Jesus, Connan worked at a church in Liverpool for two years (doing the Ministry Training Strategy). And then he went to Moore Theological College to study theology for four years. Being ordained in Sydney Diocese of the Anglican Church, he worked as a minister at Richmond Anglican Church and as a Christian Staff worker at University of Western Sydney (Hawkesbury Campus), for three years.
Seeing the massive expansion on the Central Coast in the northern region, and having been thinking about planting a church for some years, Connan desired to make the move up north, so as to share the gospel so people could know Jesus.
Connan is married to Belinda and they have three children, Jayden, Joshua and Sarah. Connan enjoys spending time with Belinda, playing with the kids, sport (surfing, water polo and swimming), having friends around, watching Manly win footy, and sitting down with a coffee and reading a book.
Michael Davis (Associate Pastor)
Michael grew up in a Christian family in Coffs Harbour. He spent his younger years surfing and playing jazz piano. He grew as a Christian throughout high school before moving to Newcastle to do a business degree. In 2009 he married Nicole and became part of Northern Lakes Evangelical Church. Since then Michael and Nicole have had 2 boys – Fletcher and Felix. Michael now works as a pastor at Northern Lakes. He enjoys watching AFL and hanging out with his family.
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