It’s strange having your own webpage. Mine is RalphMayhew.com, it’s for leaders and yes it’s written by me, Ralph Mayhew – no surprises there! The longer I lead the more I learn and the more I learn the more I think others can be helped from what I’ve learned. If you’re like me you constantly feel out of your depth, so I hope together we might discover better ways to help other become all they can be.



I believe every person matters to God and every person has something wonderful to contribute to the lives of others. To discover this is to discover your calling, and once discovered a calling should be wholeheartedly surrendered to.

I believe leadership isn’t about you, it’s about God who calls you, the cause He invites you to champion and the people He entrusts you with. To lead is to serve.

I believe people will have a fuller experience of life with Jesus in the centre of it, but the reality of this in a person’s life never alters their value.

I believe the local church is the hope of the world. It is the full expression of the heart of God and the hands, feet and voice of Christ. I will give my life to seeing the church become all God intends it to be.

I believe that a leader’s impact and influence is not determined by the number of people following them but by the integrity with which they lead.

I believe that rest is good and wonderful and our society would change for the better if we all rested just a little more. Don’t get caught up in what you think you need to do, but in what God has put you on earth to do and be.

I believe we can push ourselves more than we usually do. There is more inside of a person that they realise and placing ourselves under pressure expands our capacity and satisfies out potential. Don’t be afraid to embrace new challenges and feel out of your depth

I believe learning should be a life long journey and we can learn from everyone if we would pause long enough to do so.



Does any of this stir something within you? If so would you join me in discovering more about how to lead people better? If every person were to fulfil their potential, this world would become a better place to live in. That was Jesus’ opinion and I think it was a good one!
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I’d love to share the adventure with you, you have as much to teach me as I do you.


profile pic - smallI’m Ralph Mayhew and I love Jesus with an ever increasing gratitude. To follow him is the total desire of my heart. I have thoroughly enjoyed being married to Lyndal for over 15 years. We have a daughter Azaria, and son Hamish who constantly keep us entertained. They are spectacular in so many ways!

I like to run about once a month and don’t like doing it the rest of the time, but it’s such a valuable discipline. I’m a mad keen fisherman and love living on the Gold Coast, in Queensland, Australia.

I was ordained a Minister in the Uniting Church in Australia 14 years ago. That journey has been enriching and I have learned so much about leadership in and out of the church.

Azaria, Zari, daughterLiving in what must be the best place on the planet, the Gold Coast, I’m about to start a new church. I have been on the Gold Coast for 9 years to date and have been blessed to pastor in a variety of ways since moving here.

I have authored and published three books which can be found on the BOOKS tab above.

The Qualification Stuff

Upon graduating high school, my first qualification was a Bachelor in Youth Work from RMIT in Melbourne, after which I worked for a few years. Then, feeling called into full time ministry, I earned a Bachelor in Theology and an Advanced Diploma in Ministry from Melbourne College of Divinity. Since commencing full time ministry I have served on Willow Creek’s Global Leadership Summit Planning Team, have graduated the Arrow Leadership program, attained my TAE qualifications and have just finished a Masters in Christian Leadership through ACOM with Sydney College of Divinity. I have recently become an adjunct lecturer for Adelaide College of Divinity.

That’s me! Thank you for reading. I’d love to know if there is anything I can do to serve you. Please feel free to email me at ralph@ralphmayhew.com. Another way to stay in touch is to sign up to the free updates. They are sent straight to your inbox when I post a blog. You can sign up by following this link. Or you can reach me at:


Journalistic Work:

The Journey Magazine: www.journeyonline.com.au
Dancing Between Faith and Matter

Less Talking More Leading

Australian Christian Leadership Magazine

Speaking Engagements:

National Youth Ministry Convention 

Newlife Uniting Church, Gold Coast

One-2-One Church of Christ, Ballarat

Increase Conference Victoria

ACD Internship Program

Kings Church, Gold Coast

ACD Tutoring and lecturing

Kings Christian College (Grade 12s)

Numerous Churches, conferences and other opportunities.

Thanks for reading this far, you rock! Ralph Mayhew.

Comments 2

  1. Hi , I just got your book. Looking forward to reading it.
    Steve Francis
    Moderator UCA , WA

    1. Thanks so much Steve, So stoked that you’re keen to read it and for the support! How did you find out about it? It’s been exciting to see where word has reached and how. Thanks again!

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