Jared French has a number of passions. He loves animals – spiders in particular (he was a Curator of Zoology in NZ) – and exercise (especially if it involves a basketball and his two sons). He’s not averse to board games and holidays either. He loves books and publishing (worked for 16 years as a Literature Evangelist, developed the Jump Start LE program for AU and NZ and comes to us from the Division where he has been a part of the Publishing Department). And he is passionate about the Gospel, particularly the love of Jesus and His promised soon return, Jared was born in Sydney but grew up in New Zealand, and his wife, Beatriz, is from Peru. He will be working with our Filipino Australian church and is excited to see God at work in the hearts and lives of people drawing closer to Him. His favourite Bible verse is Matthew 24:14.