we are by the church

for the church

through the church

About Alpha

The Alpha Australia team exists to serve and support churches in making disciples of Jesus Christ, while we play our part in the evangelisation of the nations and the transformation of society.

Our Values

We are for the Church 

Our hope is for people to discover a relationship with Jesus through connection with their local church community. 

We are passionate about unity

Alpha is created to emphasise the essentials that all denominations agree on. We believe that what unites us is infinitely greater than what divides us.

We believe the church deserves the best

We’re focused on innovation to continually improve our offering and respond to the evolving need of the Australian church. 

We give it all away

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to explore a relationship with Jesus, wherever they are in Australia and whatever their circumstances, for free. 

Our Team

Our Leadership

Melinda Dwight

National Director

Murray Averill

Executive Director

Emily Pappas

Digital Director

Don Khoo

Operations Manager

Ben Higgins

National Youth Director

Church Engagement

Murray Averill

Executive Director

Skip Smith

Church Engagement Team

Ryan Vallee

Church Engagement Specialist

Cliff Fielding

Church Engagement Team

Anita Booker

Church Engagement Team

Jeremy Amirthanathan

Church Engagement Specialist

Catholic Context

Donna Brennan

Alpha in a Catholic Context

Barb Conlon

Alpha in a Catholic Context

Tania Rimac

Alpha in a Catholic Context

Youth Team

Ben Higgins

National Youth Director


Leah Smith

National Alpha Schools Director

Isaac Smith

Alpha Youth

Huw Warmenhoven

Catholic Youth Specialist


Liza Kelder

National Alpha Prisons Director

Opportunities at Alpha

If you are interested in employment or internship opportunities with Alpha Australia, please contact us.