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    Hope in Hard Places: Sharing Hope Business Breakfast

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    Sharing Hope invites you to our annual Business Breakfast: Hope in Hard Places

    Join us for a delicious light buffet breakfast as we hear from Rev Tim Costello AO. With a legacy of lifelong engagement with some of Australia’s most vulnerable people, and as the former CEO of World Vision Australia, Tim Costello is ideally placed to share how hope can still be found, locally and overseas, even in situations of great hardship and disaster.


    Purchase tickets individually, in groups, or as discounted tables of 10.

    Ticket sales from the Business Breakfast will go towards emergency aid projects on the Thai-Myanmar border, supporting refugee and internally displaced communities to access education, medical support and food.

    Keynote Speaker

    Rev Tim Costello is one of Australia’s most respected community leaders and a sought after voice on social justice issues, leadership and ethics.

    Tim is currently the Executive Director of Micah Australia which works with Christian Aid agencies and Churches to raise awareness and support for overseas Aid and Development. He is also Director of Ethical Voice through which he speaks in many contexts, both Christian and secular.

    For 13 years until October 2016, Tim was Chief Executive of World Vision Australia (WVA).

    Other positions Tim currently holds are Senior Advisor for the Centre for Public Christianity, Chair of the Community Council of Australia; Chief Advocate of the Thriving Communities Partnership. In 2021 he was appointed by Monash University as Chair of Peninsula Campus Community Advisory Committee.

    Tim is a spokesperson for the Alliance for Gambling Reform, which campaigns for law reform to prevent harm from poker machine gambling.

    In earlier roles Tim was National President of the Baptist Union of Australia and Mayor of St Kilda. He has been Baptist Minister at St Kilda Baptist and Collins Street Baptist in Melbourne, as well as Executive Director of Urban Seed.

    Initially Tim studied law and education at Monash University, followed by theology at the International Baptist Seminary in Rueschlikon, Switzerland. He also received a Masters Degree in Theology from the Melbourne College of Divinity.

    In 2006 Tim was named Victoria’s Australian of the Year, in June 2005 was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO); in 2004, was named Victorian of the Year; and in 1997 was named as one of Australia’s 100 National Living Treasures

    His books include:

    A Lot with a Little (2019), Faith (2016), Hope (2012), Streets of Hope: Finding God in St Kilda; Tips from a Travelling Soul Searcher; and Wanna Bet? Winners and Losers in Gambling’s Luck Myth (co-written with Royce Millar).


    Purchase raffle tickets here for the chance to win a Luxury Mornington Peninsula Escape!

    Enjoy two nights’ accommodation for up to 4 people in an exclusive property on the Mornington Peninsula with unobstructed views of Port Phillip Bay, a beautiful lap pool and high end finishes. It is close to all the Peninsula has to offer in beautiful beaches, amazing restaurants and wineries and spectacular coastal walks. This five star property usually books for thousands of dollars a night so get your tickets today for your chance of a luxury break in this amazing property.

    The raffle is to be drawn on May 23 at the Business Breakfast.


    Sponsorship options are available and detailed here. Options can be selected at checkout.

    Thank you to our 2024 Business Breakfast sponsors AAA Advanced Windows and Trussfab
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