Hiking through alpine forests, sailing majestic rivers, cycling dusty mountain trails—all in the company of good friends and his wife Peta—that’d be a dream week of refreshment for Simon. Not surprising for a bloke who spent three years as a GP in Victoria’s mountain country; a wonderful (but busy) change after two years doctoring at Lyell McEwin Hospital.
Helping people to grow in their love of Jesus became more compelling than medical practice, so Simon went to Ridley College in Melbourne to study theology and prepare for his current role at Trinity City.
He’s forever thankful that his parents taught him the gospel and modelled a faithful response to it such that he can’t remember a time when he didn’t know that God created him and loves him. Simon is also astounded at God’s patience and kindness towards him, as God has continued to confront him with his sinfulness and teach him of his great need for God’s grace.
Alongside pretty much anything outdoors, Simon enjoys sampling food from other cultures (especially with chilli), but finds his mum’s lasagne with a glass of Barossa Shiraz hard to beat.