Brett & Michelle were married in 2002, and both had a heart for missions long before this. They both studied 2 years fulltime at Eastwest College of Intercultural Studies in New Zealand to equip themselves for cross-cultural ministry with MAF.
They began service with MAF in August 2007 and are based in the Yolŋu Aboriginal community of Yirrkala; living and serving amongst the Yolŋu Aboriginal people of Arnhem Land. They have two daughters, Ella and Jade who have grown up in Yirrkala.
God has put a desire in their hearts to reach out to the Yolŋu people and to see them transformed for Christ. Since MAF is one of only two permanent mission agency serving and living amongst the Yolŋu people in Arnhem Land, they have a unique and privileged opportunity to build relationships and share God's love through aviation and technology.
Out of these opportunities, a new role was created whereby Brett finished his "commercial" flying role in mid-2012 to commit more time to developing MAF Arnhem Land's wider ministry focus, and with Michelle's help, they facilitate and coordinate outreach and ministry activities, network with other mission organisations, and assist MAF Technology Services (using technology to train and resource remote Christians and leaders). Brett still flies for MAF to assist in outreaches to the remote Yolŋu homelands.