Alan is a self-employed management consultant for churches and community ministries. Over the last 16 years he has led, built, or advised churches and organisations doing youth work, early childhood education, social work, counselling, after school care, mental health, secondary education, housing, and other social services. Prior to that he spent 16 years on staff at Riccarton Community Church serving in a range of roles from youth pastor to pastor.
He is married to Nicki and they with their three adult children are all part of Riccarton Community Church. Currently he is part of the elder’s team of Riccarton Community Church, the board of 24-7 YouthWork Trust which supports a national network of 175 youth workers in 87 schools and is board chair of the Gloriavale Leaver’s Support Trust which provides help and advocacy for people escaping that community.