We are very excited to welcome Sam Hearn to the COACH team as the new National Training and Network Coordinator.
Sam is married to Cherie and they have two young sons they are raising in their hometown of Mornington, on Bunurong land.
Sam is currently a Councillor for the Mornington Peninsula Shire, and has just finished 5 years serving as the National Director of SURRENDER Australia – an organisation that creates partnerships and hosts events across Australia to engage Christians in local and global mission and justice activity.
Prior to this he served for 4 years as a Mission and Ministry Coordinator with New Peninsula Baptist Church. He also has worked as a Lecturer and a Consultant around organisational vision and strategy development.
He is one of the leaders of Jigsaw, a missional community shaped church that is based in his neighbourhood of Tanti Park. He is also the Chair of Tanti Park Social Enterprises, an organisation he co founded to operate the HomeGround café and provide vocational training and placemaking alongside disadvantaged youth.
He holds a Bachelor of Psychology, a Master of Arts in Leadership, and is a graduate of the Arrow Leadership Program.
He loves surfing and riding and building motorcycles, as well as any sports that involve a ball!