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.

Ministry Workers

(for more about each of the ministry workers, click here)
L-R Pete Ritchie, James Leitch, Jeremy Elias, Merryn Weaver
  • 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 join the staff team in July 2018, taking the lead on women’s ministry. Merryn is serving part-time in gospel ministry, primarily at ADFA.


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: Craig Bickell
  • Secretary: Ian North
  • Treasurer: Pinghan Chua
  • Ordinary member: David Stephens
  • Ordinary member: Rachel Pidgeon
  • Ordinary member: Annie North