with Tim Costello
Date: January 21st, at 7pm PST, and January 22nd, at 2pm Melbourne
Tim Costello is one of Australia’s best known community leaders and a sought after voice on social justice issues, leadership and ethics.
For 13 years, until October 2016, Tim was Chief Executive of World Vision Australia, placing the challenges of global poverty on the national agenda. In his current role as Chief Advocate, Tim continues to use his public profile to affect change. Costello worked as a lawyer and served as mayor of St Kilda. Tim is the Executive Director of Micah, Australia. He is also Director of Ethical Voice. Other positions Tim holds are Chair of the Community Council of Australia; Chief Advocate of the Thriving Communities Partnership.
Initially Tim studied law and education at Monash University, followed by theology at the International Baptist Seminary in Rueschlikon, Switzerland. He also received a Masters Degree in Theology from the Melbourne College of Divinity.
In 2006 Tim was named Victoria’s Australian of the Year, in June 2005 was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO); in 2004, was named Victorian of the Year; and in 1997 was named as one of Australia’s 100 National Living Treasures
His books include Faith (2016), Hope (2012), Another Way to Love (co–edited with Rod Yule); Streets of Hope: Finding God in St Kilda; Tips from a Travelling Soul Searcher; and Wanna Bet? Winners and Losers in Gambling’s Luck Myth (co–written with Royce Millar).