Who We Are And What We Do

Renewing Christian Disciples, Strengthening Local Churches.

  • To be the hands and feet of Christ

    To be the hands and feet of Christ

    Empowering leaders to be the hands and feet of Christ. Emmaus ministries help empower Christians to actively serve and share God's love in their local communities.

  • Strengthening Local Churches

    Strengthening Local Churches

    The Emmaus ministries partner with local churches to encourage Christian Discipleship and mission within local communities.

  • A Journey with Christ

    A Journey with Christ

    Each of the programs within the Emmaus Ministry will take people on a spiritual journey including prayer, fellowship, communion and engaging talks on God's Grace.

  • Global Movement

    A Global movement

    Emmaus is a global movement of Christians overseen by the Upper Room. Over one million people have attended an Emmaus Ministries experience.

  • Mission


    “I continue to dream and pray about a revival of holiness in our day that moves forth in mission and creates authentic community in which each person can be unleashed through the empowerment of the Spirit to fulfil God’s creational intentions.” -- Unknown

Our National Board

The National Emmaus Board in Australia is responsible for the oversight of all Emmaus Ministries in Australia, Including Walk to Emmaus, Chrysalis and Face to Face.
Board members come from various walks of life and are all experienced members of various communities from around Australia. Each year a National Conference is held for all communities in Australia, including special invitations to Fiji and PNG representatives. The conference includes an AGM at which National representatives are elected.
Please feel free to contact any member of the Board by clicking on either, the board members name, or the email icon.

National Lay Director (NLD)

David Nivala

National Lay Director (NLD)
The National Lay Director is responsible for the oversight and administration of all Emmaus ministries and communities in Australia.
National Spiritual Director (NSD)

Bruce Cornish

National Spiritual Director (NSD)
The National Spiritual Director is a minister or pastor who is responsible for the oversight of the spiritual health of all Emmaus ministries in Australia.
National Secretary

Phil Jennings

National Secretary
The National Secretary is the secretary for the Board and the National Secretariat, and is the primary point of contact for Emmaus Ministries in Australia.
National Treasurer

Ruth Slater

National Treasurer
The National Treasurer maintains all financial records and actions all financial transactions of the Secretariat and the Board.
National Newsletter Editor

Maureen Jennings

National Newsletter Editor
The Newsletter editor produces a National Newsletter at least 4 times per year for distribution to all Australian Emmaus Communities.
National Supplies Officer

Marge Amery

National Supplies Officer
The National Supplies Officer is responsible for providing access to necessary materials required for running communities and ministry programs in Australia.
National Chrysalis Lay Director

Alison Holcroft

National Chrysalis Lay Director
The National Chrysalis Lay Director is responsible for the oversight and administration of all Chrysalis communities and activities in Australia.
National Face to Face Coordinator

Margaret Niethe

National Face to Face Coordinator
The National Face to Face Coordinator is responsible for the oversight and coordination of all Face to Face activities in Australia.

Please do not hesitate to contact us whenever you have a question!