Our Team

Our people are at the core of who we are. From campers to volunteer workers, our financial and prayer supporters to our partnership committees and all the other groups who make up ESA, it is the people that truly make ESA effective around Victoria. 


David Molyneux
David joined ESA as CEO in 2016. His role prior to ESA was pastoring a church in Melbourne's leafy east, and further back a background in finance. He has a passion for cricket and plays every Saturday during summer, and has a knack for collecting wickets. David and his wife Emily are approaching 20 years married and have 3 wonderful kids. The staff say he's an awesome CEO and makes ESA a fantastic place to work, rest and play.

Our staff

Gerard Abdoo
Pastoral Worker
Gerard and Linda live in Maffra and have three children, Daniel, Samuel and Letitia. Gerard has been a full time pastoral worker since 2012, and runs junior and teen camps is involved in Prison Ministry with Prison Fellowship VIC, outreach to backpackers, aged care programs, and mentoring and CRE in the local schools.
Vanessa Angulo
Executive Assistant
Vanessa joined ESA as Executive Assistant to the CEO in 2015, she is married to Nano Ugarte, they live in Mentone and have two children. Working two days a week in the ESA office, Vanessa brings a wealth of corporate and administrative experience from previous roles.
Katelyn Fowler
Finance Manager
Katelyn joined ESA in 2015 and brings experience with not for profit finance and has an accounting background.  Katelyn is married to Craig and their son Stephen starts school in 2018.
Peter Geldart
Pastoral Worker
Peter and Wendy live in Alexandra and have two boys James and Benjamin. Peter heads up ESA's adventure camping and assisting churches with their own camps and involved in as well as being a part of a church plant in Alexandra.
Howard Hinson
Pastoral Worker
Howard and Sonia have 3 children, Emily, Isaac and Jessica. Howard is working to establish the work of ESA in Central Victoria while living and working in Bendigo. Howard is part time with ESA and works as a Nurse, which he has done for over 30 years.
Dave Maxwell
Pastoral Worker
Dave & Debbie joined the ESA team and moved to the Latrobe Valley early in 2011, and had their first daughter Lacey in 2013. Dave spends time in a few schools during the week teaching CRE, mentoring, coaching basketball, running lunchtime programs, supporting breakfast clubs and more. He leads a young adults Bible study and supports ESA camps in school holidays.
Geoff Pearse
Pastoral Worker
Geoff and Carrie are grain and sheep farmers who live 13 km east of Donald. Their part time involvement with ESA Ministries focuses on promoting the work of ESA in the North Western region of Victoria. As well as the development of camping programs and other appropriate ministries within local communities.
Nick Buscombe
Pastoral Worker
Nick and Jess hail from Ballarat, where Jess practises law, and are parents to Arabella and Ted. Nick says "Having kids has helped me realize, in a small way, how much God loves us as His children." A school teacher, Nick has a great rapport with kids, teenagers, and young adults. He's passionate about developing leadership and has been involved with ESA since 2001, and was mentored by ESA's legendary leader Bruce Mackintosh, whom he hopes to emulate.
Scott Ronalds
Pastoral Worker
Watch this space!

Our Board

Joash Belousoff
Anne Brinsden
Geoff Brown
Board Member
Carolyn Emonson
Board Member
Nathan Thorp
Board Member
Rachel Callaghan