Richard is an Anglican priest and is the current Chaplain at Emmanuel Anglican College, Ballina. Originally trained as a physiotherapist, Richard has worked in schools as a chaplain for over twenty years. His particular expertise revolves around identity and purpose with a focus on educating for dignity and wisdom, hope and justice.
He has a substantial history of engaging students in service-based learning and is author of the book “I just want to make a difference”. A strong relationship with communities in Timor-Leste has had a big impact on his understanding of community agency addressing complex community challenges and adversity.
He has long been a student of his aunt Valerie’s work, building on her fundamental trust in the ability of local communities and how best to serve their agency. He is committed to the gospel and education that forms intelligent compassionate students towards a lifetime of neighbourly engagement in the common good.