In episode two of the Compassion Stories podcast, CEO Tim Hanna delves into lessons learned from a decade of ministry at Compassion Australia, plus what’s next on his to-do list.

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Welcome to Compassion Stories, a podcast that brings you inspiring, authentic stories of transformation from Christian thought-leaders, creatives and trailblazers.

Hosted by Michael Cauchi, the heart behind the podcast is to spark hope and change in the lives of listeners. Launching on 22 October, new episodes are released weekly on Tuesdays.

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What You’ll Hear in Episode Two

“If you don’t leave well, you won’t start the next thing well.” – Tim Hanna

In our second episode, Tim Hanna shares openly about his weaknesses, his favourite moments at Compassion, and what’s next for him.

Michael and Tim discuss:

• The messiness of mission

• His heart for his next season

• An insight into his personal routines

• Favourite stories and moments over the past decade of Compassion’s ministry


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ABOUT TIM HANNA Tim was a senior pastor for more than 30 years and a former lecturer at the Australian College of Ministries. In 2008, he took the role of National Director of Church and Mission with Compassion Australia before becoming the CEO of Willow Creek Australia. After serving there for two years, he returned to Compassion as CEO in 2010. After 10 years of serving Compassion, Tim will retire in February 2020. Tim is passionate about seeing the church grow and empowering those who find themselves without resources, choices and hope.

ABOUT MICHAEL CAUCHI Producer, actor, media man. In four years as Compassion Australia’s Media and PR Specialist, Michael has seen countless lives changed, across Australia and around the developing world—and won the Compassion in-house breakdancing competition four years in a row. Above all, he believes in God’s power to redeem even the darkest situations, and he loves to share stories of a hope more powerful than poverty.