Peter & Joanne Charles
The most significant thing about me is that I am a disciple of Jesus. It was as I grew up in Port Macquarie as a youth that I came to understand what this meant.
As a teenager, I spent a lot of time thinking about the ultimate questions of life – where the world came from; where is it going; and the purpose of my life. I began to read about Jesus and His life through the gospel of John, and came to trust in him as my Lord and Saviour.
Having studied at university in Sydney and getting married to Joanne, I returned to Port Macquarie in 1997 to work as a school teacher, and later in the building industry. Then, after completing a two-year ministry apprenticeship at church, it was back to Sydney to study for a Bachelor of Theology at Christ College.
I love soccer, cycling, chess and spending time with Jo-Anne and our five children: Helen, Meredith, Ross, David and Justine. As well as serving half-time as the Assistant Minister, I also work as a school chaplain and run a building business.
At church my special focus is leading our children’s, youth and young adult ministries.