Life beyond Radford

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Last updated 3.11.2018

Geoffrey Roberts

Class of 1999
OCCUPATION Pastor & Celebrant
Lives Canberra, Australia
Attendance at radford Years 7-12
House Kurrajong
  • Bachelor Degree, University of Canberra, Industrial Design, 2003-2006
  • Masters, University of Canberra, Business Administration, 2009-2012
  • Masters, Morling College, Morling Education, Divinity
Work history
  • Senior Pastor, The Whitehouse Church, 2010-Present
  • Associate Pastor - Youth, Grace Canberra, 2005-2010
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What does life look for you now?

I'm the pastor of a small community church in Kaleen, Canberra. I got married in 2005 and my wife Jess and I have three young children. My work is a mixture of pastoring, celebrancy, counselling, teaching and public speaking.

Tell us what you are passionate about?

I'm lucky as I work in an environment that I love with people that I cherish. I also enjoy photography, camping and coffee.

When you were young, what were you hoping to be when you grew up?

Since I was a teenager I really wanted to be in Christian ministry. I was the religious nutter in my year group. I've calmed down a fair bit since then and have been lucky enough to end up living out much of the life I had hoped for at that time.

What is your favourite Radford moment?

Gosh, year 9 camp... and the many musicals and drama productions I was a part of are definitely fond memories.

Did your further study or career go exactly as you'd planned?

Not really, I did a four year degree in a field totally unrelated to ministry yet still managed to end up working as a pastor before I even finished. Ultimately though, education opens lots of opportunities and I don't regret any of my studies.

What advice do you have for current students?

Be kind to each other and always express gratitude for what you have.

Where are you now?