Brett Davis has been living in the Illawarra since 1991 and loves its coastline. He has been a surfer since 1973 and following Jesus since 1976. He was able to make these two worlds overlap in pioneering Christian Surfers at age 18 in 1977 at Cronulla. He then went on to found the Australian CS movement in 1983 and in turn the International CS movement in 1999. Described as a 'grown-up grommet', he is energetic, passionate and strategic about building the kingdom of God and helping people combine their passions with God’s purpose. He has other interests in wood working, education and treehouse construction. He says his far greater achievement is being married for over 30 years to Gillian and raising three wonderful children - Jackson, Taylor and India.
Brett wears many hats as follows:
Offering support and mentoring to the international director and other key leaders. Speaking at conferences. Assisting with fundraising. Maintaining relationships. Networking across organisations. Conflict resolution. CS ambassador.
CS Old Salts
Developing a global CS Alumni that is owned and driven nationally but networked and resourced globally. 'Old Salts’ includes former leaders and members who may be in various capacities to support the current CS movement. A quarterly newsletter, annual reunion and various surf and CS exposure trips will be organised.
Global action sports ministry network. Pioneering a new network that will empower disciple-making movements in all kinds of action sports cultures. CS is recognised as being the longest serving and most developed action sports ministry movement in the world. Consultancy and support will be given out of the long standing experience Brett has. See www.actionsportsministry.org.
Woodturning sales and tuition, alaia production and classes, treehouse consultancy, timber salvage. This is a sideline interest that engages Brett’s passion for timber and local community. www.woodstories.com.au
North Wollongong Christian Surfers, 'The Shaping Bay' older mens CS group, 'GPS - Men on Track' church ministry, ‘Bootcamp’ men's mentoring, Austinmer Anglican Church