Gary Miller: Gary Millar is the Principal of Queensland Theological College in Brisbane and Chair of the Council of the Gospel Coalition Australia. Gary (from Northern Ireland) is married to Fiona (a Scot born in Peru) and they have three daughters (born in Dublin but talk like Aussies). He preaches every week at College Chapel, teaches Old Testament, Biblical Theology, Ministry in Practice and Preaching. He has a PhD (Deuteronomy), and has written on Deuteronomy, 1 & 2 Kings, Preaching and Prayer. His time in Christian Unions in the UK and Ireland shaped his life, and he is a passionate supporter of uni ministry. At NTE, Gary will be working through how the gospel should shape the way in which we live in our often challenging world. What does the God who has rescued us through Jesus ask of us? What does it feel like and look like living for him? What can we realistically expect now and in the future as followers of the Lord Jesus? Should we fit in to our world or stand out? Should we expect to influence the world or prepare ourselves to be crushed by it? These are the questions we’ll be working through, as we explore the Gospel-Shaped life.
Richard Chin: Richard Chin is married to Jeanette and the father of 4 young adult children. He serves as the National Director of the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (AFES). Based at Wollongong University, he also serves with Jeanette on an AFES staff team that proclaims Christ to both local and international students. He will open and close NTE 2017 with talks from Colossians addressing the gospel that shapes life.
Tim Nicholls (FOCUS sessions): Tim was born in Australia, and came to know Christ as a child. He studied at the University of Wollongong, where his faith grew, serving as an AFES ministry apprentice (2008-2009), largely with international students. During this time he attended NTE. He went to Malaysia in 2010 to serve as a ministry apprentice. After studying at Moore College in Sydney, he has returned to serve in Malaysia long term. Tim is currently a Pastor at St Mary’s Anglican Cathedral as well as the Ministry Director of Equip Gospel Ministries. Tim is married to Siew Mun, who is Malaysian Chinese. They have a 2-year old daughter, Charissa, and are expecting a baby boy in September! Tim loves Malaysian food and weather, and is learning to speak Malay and Mandarin. But most of all he loves Jesus and seeing people from all nations come to know Christ as their Lord and Saviour and live joyfully for his glory.