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Compass Student Leaders’ Conference 2021

February 10 @ 8:00 am - March 13 @ 5:00 pm

New look. New format. Same great conference.


The Compass Student Leaders’ Conference has a whole new vibe and is reinventing itself for 2021. Meeting in state hubs all around the country, Compass Student Leader’s Conference will bring its student leadership conference package direct to you. Hope you can join us!





Dr Graham Stanton

Graham is a Lecturer in Practical Theology at Ridley College, Melbourne, and the coordinator of the Ridley Centre for Children’s and Youth Ministry. He has recently completed doctoral research exploring the dynamics of Bible Engagement for the spiritual formation of teenagers in a culture of expressive individualism. Graham lives in Melbourne with his wife and three teenage children. Graham enjoys long distance running in order to compensate for his hobby of enjoying cooking good food or eating good food that other people have cooked. Apart from Jesus, his personal heroes include Bruce Springsteen and Leslie Knope.

Sophie Gerrie

Sophie is currently lecturing in Biblical and Practical Theology at Tabor, is an Associate Pastor at Richmond Baptist and is the Coordinator of the Baptist Churches of SA Leadership Internship. She has previously completed a Bachelor of Social Science with a focus on youth work and a Master of Divinity. She has been working in the church and Christian NGO space for the last 10 years in the areas of children, youth, young adults and justice. She loves learning new ideas and skills, reading non-fiction, listening to podcasts, collecting indoor plants and drinking coffee.

Mark Ryan

Mark has a background in both education and theology, and has a passion for exploring the intersection of faith and culture. After beginning his career as a teacher, he went on to study theology and ministry at Morling College in Sydney, and completed an internship with the Tinsley Institute in 2003. He has worked as a pastor, teacher and school leader, and is currently the Executive Officer for Christian Schools Australia in SA. At a national level, he is invested in the formation of students and staff in CSA schools. Mark has served on the Board of Directors and the teaching faculty of the Compass Foundation, and has recently taken on the responsibility of providing direction for Compass into the future. Mark loves watching sport and cycling through the beautiful Adelaide hills. He is married to Jane and they have three children.

Matt Stackhouse

Raised in Canada and the US, Matthew has worked in Education, Business and Professional Development Training and Facilitation since settling in Australia nearly 20 years ago. An HSC Teacher, accredited PD facilitator and Department Head, he has trained and developed school leaders and educators to work effectively with their teams. As a College Chaplain and Missions Coordinator he has lead teams of students to Manila, Darwin and Nepal and has served on the Board of Directors for Transform the Nations and New Hope International. Matthew holds undergraduate degrees in Business Management and Theology and a Master’s in Education. He is currently pursuing a PhD in the Wellbeing of Leaders and Educators at the University of Newcastle. Married to his wife Natalie for over 20 years, they have three spirited girls who keep them on their toes. Aside from the ocean and being with his family, he is most passionate about Jesus and leading people to him.

Jeff Nagle

Jeff heads up a leader-formation consultancy, Heritage Leaders and is also co-founder of anti-slavery law firm, Fair Supply. Prior to this, Jeff served as CEO of the Compass Foundation from 2017 to 2019. Jeff has worked for more than 15 years in the international development sector, serving as Chief Operating Officer with Compassion Australia and Chief Executive of International Justice Mission Australia and currently serves as Chairman of MAF Australia. Prior to this Jeff held a series of operational management, strategy and project roles with Telstra. Jeff’s area of interest is the formation of leaders and teams in difficult contexts, specifically, how our prevailing narratives form the substrate of self-leadership. Jeff has qualifications in visual arts and media, education and business, and is currently completing a Masters Degree in Global Leadership through Fuller Seminary. Jeff lives on the NSW Central Coast with wife, Shelley, two teenage children and a Bernese Mountain Dog. He still thinks he’s a surfer.




Queensland | 10-13 February, 2021

Venue: Citipointe Christian College (local day conf.)

Student Registration: $350pp + GST

Staff Registration: $200pp + GST

Inc.: Resource package | Catering | Activities

Registrations clos: 3 February, 2021

NSW & ACT | 17-20 February, 2021

Venue: Morling College (residential)

Student Registration: $660pp + GST

Staff Registration: $485pp + GST

Inc.: Resource package | Catering | Accommodation | Activities

Registrations clos: 3 February, 2021

South Australia | 24-27 February, 2021

Venue: Christian Gospel Centre, Victor Harbor (residential – local accommodation options available)

Student Registration: $350pp + GST

Staff Registration: $200pp + GST

Inc.: Resource package | Catering | Activities

Registrations clos: 10 February, 2021

Western Australia | 3-6 March, 2021

Venue: Vose Campus, Morling College (local day conf.)

Student Registration: $350pp + GST

Staff Registration: $200pp + GST

Inc.: Resource package | Catering | Activities

Registrations clos: 17 February, 2021

Victoria | 22-24 April, 2021

Venue: Ridley College (local day conf.)

Student Registration: $350pp + GST

Staff Registration: $200pp + GST

Inc.: Resource package | Catering | Activities

Registrations clos: 8 April, 2021

On-demand package

This package is available for streaming of the video resources a date that best suits your school, in the event that you are unable to attend and meet with other schools in your respective state.

Cost: $500 + GST (once off payment)

Inc.: Participant Guide and Access to the Compass Virtual Attendee Hub for streaming of video resources until 11 June, 2021.
Not available for download.






February 10 @ 8:00 am
March 13 @ 5:00 pm
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