Originally from Germany, Bernie has lived in Australia since 1996. He is married to Jenn and they have a teenage daughter. He worked in his trade as an electrician since the age of 16 and after a significant God-moment, he began 7 years of part-time study with the Australian College of Ministries. He graduated with a Bachelor of Theology and made the transition to full-time Pastoral Ministry in 2015. After 4 years of ministry in a large regional church in Ballarat, Vic, he moved to the Central Coast to join NVBC in the role of Associate Pastor in 2019.
Bernie’s passion and pursuit is to inspire & equip people to follow Christ whole-heartedly with the aim of seeing them, and the local church, thrive. He likes nature, bush walking, the beach, mountain biking, a good movie, Rugby League and soccer.