Des commenced his role as Senior Pastor of Trinity Church Adelaide in 2017. He leads our work of making, maturing and multiplying disciples of Jesus in Adelaide and beyond.
Des studied Arts and Law at the University of Tasmania and worked as a lawyer in Hobart for four years. He then moved to Sydney to study theology, where he also met Suzie and they married. From 2011 to 2017, Des pastored a church in Tasmania, until moving to Adelaide in October 2017 to start as Senior Pastor at Trinity Church Adelaide. Des and Suzie have four young kids: Dan, Sam, Jemima and Joel. They love living and serving in Adelaide, and long to see more people in this city come to know Christ and all he’s done for them.
Des credits his Christian mum—who took him to church as a child, read the Bible with him, and prayed for him—with preparing him for his initial commitment to Jesus at the age of 14. This commitment was then followed up by a deeper understanding of the gospel when he moved to university and committed his life to Christ.
There’s not much spare time with four little kids, but spending time with his family, drinking something cold on a hot day, eating Vietnamese or Italian food, or watching a movie are some of Des’ favourite things to do when he gets the chance.