Who we are

FOCUS is a group of Christians in the military who are committed to making Christ known in the ADF.

FOCUS employs ministry workers to lead and execute the ministry.

L-R Pete Ritchie, Jeremy Elias, James Leitch

Ministry Workers

(for more about each of the ministry workers, click here)
  • Pete is the Ministry Team Leader of FOCUS. Pete also leads the ministry at the Army Logistic Training Centre in Albury – Wodonga and runs the Troops Ministry.
  • James leads the ministry at ADFA and is taking the lead on training Jeremy in gospel ministry.
  • Jeremy has commenced a two year ministry traineeship with FOCUS, based at ADFA. Jeremy’s traineeship is for three days at a week.
  • Merryn Weaver was recently appointed to join the staff team, taking the lead on women’s ministry. We are seeking financial support to enable Merryn to commence gospel ministry at ADFA in July 2018. Read more about Merryn here.

Accounts Manager

  • Rachel McGrath manages the accounts for FOCUS Military Ministry Inc. from our office in Canberra.


FOCUS Military Ministry Inc. is an incorporated association, overseen by a Committee of primarily current and former serving Defence members. The FOCUS Military Ministry Committee includes current and former serving Defence Force Christians.
  • President: Pinghan Chua
  • Secretary: Aimee Chua
  • Treasurer: Jonathan Hanna
  • Ordinary member: David Stephens
  • Ordinary member: Rachel Pidgeon