Michael and Esther
On the same Sunday morning in November 2011, Esther and Mike each, separately, experienced God calling to come here. That calling translated into serving CrossCulture & the Community at Point Cook. Mike & Esther moved here in 2012. In 2013 Mike took over as lead pastor.
Mike and Esther’s passion is to help others encounter God in Christ Jesus and to experience authentic Christian Community. That’s what really drives them.
They have both worked in developing countries. They love good food from different cultures and are excited that Point Cook is home to people from so many nations. Esther really loves her part-time work as a GP. Mike loves walking, especially bushwalking in the Australian Alpine Country.
Chairman of Board
Graeme served as the chairman on the board. Graeme is now retired having served as a pastor here in Australia and as a missionary overseas. In recent years, Graeme was the Dean of Studies at the Christian Leaders’ Training College in Papua New Guinea, an interdenominational college. He had worked among tertiary students from Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Samoa, and the Solomon Islands.
Graeme and his wife, Marian have three adult children and three grandchildren. They love spending time with family, caring for people, and Graeme, in particular, enjoys barracking for the Western Bulldogs!
Daniel is the director of music at Cross Culture Point Cook. He migrated to Melbourne in 2009 and has been committed to his passion in the music ministry and teaching of God’s word.
When he was an infant, God protected his life miraculously. He has in turn given his life to follow Christ and desires to see people become true worshipers and disciples of Christ.
Together with his wife, Debby, they both work in the field of education.
Martin and Marina
Kids Church Ministry Leader
Martin and Marina was part of the CrossCulture Point Cook church plant team in 2008. They have been involved in Children’s Ministry since 1995 overseas prior to getting married and migrated to Australia in 2004.
When not in Kids Church, Marina enjoys taking their three boys hiking and photography, while Martin enjoys driving them there and cooking at the base. By the way, his Mie-Goreng (Fried Noodles) is a must try during church pot-luck.