Meet Our Speakers!​

Brett Hookham

Brett will be speaking at KYCKs 1-4

Brett is the Young Adults Pastor at Narwee Baptist Church. He used to be a PE teacher and scream in a hardcore band, before that he lived in Lithgow where he grew up playing football (soccer). He still plays football and supports the reigning European Champions, Liverpool FC and the Western Sydney Wanderers. He loves coffee. But, more than that he loves his wife Victoria, and their 3 kids, with another due in February 2020. More than all of that, Brett loves Jesus. Getting to read and then share the powerful word of God that points to Jesus is one of the things Brett gets most excited about, so he is super keen for Joshua at KYCK 2020.

Pete Tong

Pete will be speaking at KYCKs 1-4

Pete is married to Katelyn and they have three kids Chloe, Lily and Samuel. He’s been involved in youth ministry for twenty years and now has a teenager in his own family! Over the years Pete has worked as cricket and running coach, maths tutor, university lecturer and professional magician. Nowadays, he believes he’s got the best job in the world because he can spend his week teaching the Bible to children, youth and adults both inside and outside the church. If there’s ever time to spare Pete loves to fill it with fishing, running or plotting how he’d fool Penn and Teller.

Danny Mitchell

Danny will be speaking at KYCKs 1, 2 and 4

Danny is the youth and young adults minister at Ann Street Presbyterian in Brisbane. He’s married to Kate, and they have three spunky girls named Adeline, Elsa and Beatrice.

Danny likes baseball – who doesn’t like baseball? He’s been following Jesus since he was 14, when he fully understood that only Jesus could reconnect him to God.

Danny is looking forward to opening Joshua with you, and exploring how we can step out into this world knowing that God is powerful, and that he is good. 

Ben Staunton

Ben will be speaking at KYCK 3

Even though he’s lived in the city for 7 years, Ben is still a country boy at heart. He grew up in Armidale, heard the gospel clearly for the first time when he was 18 and became a Christian about six months later. Since then he has learnt of God’s grace over and over. These days he does a couple days a week at a church and some event speaking, but his main role is working with uni students as the Assistant Dean at New College Village, UNSW. He loves old stuff, Maccas and talking with non-Christians about the real Jesus. He hates cockroaches, getting up early and cold showers.