About Rev Glen Wesley
This is what Artificial intelligence thinks I look like. It's close, but not quite. I'm not this handsome. But I do have blue hair and a "magnificent beard", though.
I'm Glen, and I am passionate about teaching and leading everyone to a healthy and deep understanding of who they are in Christ and why they matter to God. Radical inclusivity and transformation into the image of God have been at the core of how I read the Gospel, as it has been for my own journey. I am excited to be leading a church that welcomes everyone and celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of our community.
I am happily married to Dr Tamsin, who is both a dedicated medical scientist and a talented weaver. Together, we have three wonderful teenage kids. At home, neurodiversity is a daily reality, given that almost all of us are neurodiverse in some way. While living as ADHD and autistic people is challenging, it also brings immense joy and opportunities for learning daily.
When I'm not at church, I enjoy exploring my passion for technology, including graphic design and home automation. In my free time, I also love playing Dungeons and Dragons, board games, going on four-wheel drive tours, and spending time in the great outdoors.
My Journey to Faith
My journey to faith is quite unusual. I was a card-carrying atheist until I was twenty-eight, and a radical conversion experience changed my life's course dramatically. In less than three years, I went from being a non-believer to studying to become a priest. This swift transformation has been a fundamental aspect of my life and ministry. Due to this experience, I have always believed that we never know what lies ahead and that God has plans for us and is immensely patient.
A Decade in the Air Force
Before my journey into faith, I spent ten years in the Royal Australian Air Force as a photographer. This experience not only honed my skills in photography but also shaped my perspective on life, discipline, and service. My time in the Air Force is a chapter I look back on with pride and gratitude, as it played a significant role in moulding who I am today.