After praying the prayer “send me” at 16 years old, Ewen feels God is finally answering that prayer and sending him into the mission field to serve as a pastor to people in Perth. For over 25 years, Ewen has been actively involved in ministry, and has served in the local church in a variety of fields including kids’ ministry, worship, youth ministry, young adults and married couples. As a vet, and more recently a business owner, Ewen developed a rapport with people from all walks of life, and it gave him a strong desire to help people find their way to God. It also gave him a strong grounding in running an organisation. Ewen is an accomplished songwriter, having written for and performed on a number of albums. Worship is still very close to his heart, and he looks forward to being involved in worship at Oasis. Ewen is passionate about building the Kingdom of God, raising up the next generation of leaders, and loving his family. He now serves ARC as a church plant coach, and as well as being a pastor, he operates his own business as a highly experienced veterinary surgeon, primarily performing orthopaedics! He has been married to Christie since 2001 and he loves spending time with her and their four children.
As a young girl Christie gave her heart to God when she was 10. However, her faith became real when she had a supernatural encounter at age 19. Christie has been in ministry since this time including youth ministry, women’s ministry, itinerant preacher and as a lead pastor. She has a heart and mind to see people experience the love of God, and find life the way that she has. Christie also feels strongly about empowering believers to lead lives full of passion for God and deep love for all people. She has a particular passion to champion other church leaders, and she gets to do this through being an ARC coach, where together with Ewen, she coaches church planters. More recently, Christie has been added to the ACCWA executive team as an ex-officio member which sees her overseeing over 50 churches in Perth. Having completed her Bachelor of Education many years ago and working as a primary school teacher in years gone by, she is studying again and completing her Masters in Leadership.
Christie has been a sought after speaker, speaking nationally and internationally, and her sense of humour, transparency and prophetic edge enables her to communicate in a challenging, effective and heartfelt way. Together with her husband Ewen, she has four children; Amelia, Jack, Eliza and Anna, who are the loves of her life.