Steve is an elder of The Point church which meets in Redlands City, Brisbane, Queensland. He has worked in church ministry, education, and community services over the past 30 years. Stephen holds qualifications in education (BA, GradDipEd), community services (MCouns), as well as religion and biblical studies (MRS, MA). He’s currently completing a MTh degree through Sydney College of Divinity. Stephen and his wife Donette have enjoyed nearly 30 years of marriage and have been blessed with three children.
Benny is an elder at Belmore Road Church of Christ in suburban Melbourne, Victoria. He previously worked in law, academia, and consulting in Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He read economics and law at Monash University and gained a PhD in law from the University of Melbourne. He later obtained a Graduate Diploma of Divinity (Australian College of Theology) and MTh (University of Glasgow). Benny and his wife, Pauline, have four children.
Daniel is an elder at Downtown Church of Christ, Searcy, Arkansas. Daniel was a guest teacher at Klesis when he undertook Mission Tour Australia in 2019 with his wife, Cindee. They’ve been married for over 40 years and are blessed with two daughters and grandchildren. Daniel works as a Bible professor and an associate dean of the College of Bible and Ministry, Harding University – a college affiliated with Churches of Christ in America. He has a special interest in teaching youth and family ministry and the Old Testament.
Evertt has a deep interest in cross-cultural missions which began as a teenager when his missionary parents moved to the Middle East in 1963. He later graduated from Lubbock Christian University and Harding University before completing a PhD in Inter-Cultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary. A former dean and professor of missions at Harding School of Theology, Evertt and his wife Ileene are members of Millington Church of Christ near Memphis, Tennessee. In 2018, Evertt was a keynote speaker at the APEDS (Asia Pacific Elders and Deacons) forum in Brisbane. Klesis is looking forward to Evertt being a guest teacher in 2023 when he’s scheduled to be undertaking Mission Tour Australia.