Q. Where do you live & what's your local surf break / community?
We live at Lauderdale, Tasmania which is about 20 minutes out of Hobart and we have several local surf breaks close by down at South Arm.
Q. Any recent significant relationship / family news?
Recent family news is that Alex has been chronically sick for the past 8 months but in the last couple of weeks we've seen a massive improvement, Praise God!
Q. What do you love about being a Regional Coordinator in CS?
What we love about being Regional Coordinators is honestly doing life with our leaders, seeing them get creative and really own and enjoy their roles. It's a huge encouragement to witness this region grow in the nearly two years living here. Being part of the National Team is another highlight of our role as we are constantly learning from the big guns and actually get super pumped for staff meetings... who would've thought this possible aye!
Q. How have you grown as a leader in your time within CS?
How I (Brad) have grown as a leader in CS has definitely been through the friendship of CS leaders who have simply believed, discipled and empowered me to lead in different scenarios and opportunities.
Q. What importance do you place on leadership within CS in your region?
I see leadership within CS Tassie to be super important as they represent Jesus and what Jesus has to offer to the surfing community. The culture of CSA was founded upon servant leadership and seeking God, so sharing these values is a must in our team.
Q. What challenges do you face in your role?
Tassie has a small population and an even smaller surfing population that is very spread out so pulling in crew is a challenge. Also our major surfing locations are a good drive away from anywhere so we spend a fair bit on fuel. I guess flying to Staff Attacks and other events related to the role can be a bit pricey but is always worth every dollar spent.
Q. What are your current hopes and dreams for 2019 and beyond?
Ambitions for 2019 include going north, scoping out the scene up there for CS and connecting with crew. On a personal level, we are frugally saving for a home by the sea where we can be planted in and invest in the surfing community. Next year I'll be studying part-time teaching and beyond that, lots of babies...
Q. For those that would like to support you and your role - what do you need and how would their support make a difference?
I'm currently working 4 days a week as a Teachers Aide, and my 5th day I volunteer up to smash out CS work. For those who can and would like to support us an extra $185 a week would enable me to cover costs of fuel, get to meetings whilst also giving us a day of paid work for CS.
If you’d like to connect more with Brad & Alex about supporting CS Tas pls contact:
Phone: 0499 774 070