My name is Luke Hale and I currently live in Renmark, South Australia. For 9 of the 10 years I’ve been in the Riverland, I have been working in the education system. My first job was at a primary school working with some students one on one to help with behavioral issues. I then moved to our local high school where I was the school Christian Worker for 8 years. I currently work with primary and high school aged students who need extra support outside the classroom. I hold a certificate 4 in youth work and I am a qualified flatwater kayaking instructor.
My parents tell me that when I was 16 months old we made a maiden voyage to the Flinders Ranges. At 4 years of age my parents, sister and I headed for Alice Springs. This was one of my first ever big trips to the outback. We packed our combi van to the brim; clothes, food, a portable toilet for me, nappies in every spare spot for my younger sister. We headed north on the dusty and very corrugated roads and didn’t look back…Except when our camper trailer rattled apart.
Looking back at our family photo albums today I see photos of outback trip after outback trip. So many pictures of our families pulled off to the side of some red, dusty road camping in the middle of nowhere. Over the years I have developed a great passion for the outdoors. As the years pass I have grown to love the country life more and returning to the busyness of the city pace is bearable for a short time only.
During the past 10 years I have been on many outdoor adventures including hiking trips, surfing camps, rock climbing and kayaking expeditions. Some of these have been overnight trips or up to 5 days. I love being outdoors all year round whether it be in the middle of winter watching the sun come up over a frosty and foggy river or swimming on a 40 degree day after a long days paddle.
Crossflow ministries is where two passions collide, meet together, work together, mold together and function together. A passion for the outdoors and a passion for God! We live in a world of compromise in so many areas but especially compromising the values of God. In a world where God is being ex-communicated from daily living, Crossflow ministries will include Him in everything we do while showing respect and integrity to peoples individual beliefs and lifestyle. God is the reason cross flow ministries has been birthed.
God has bought about so much change in my life and I would love to share with others what this means to me.
I have included on the website a few ideas to get you thinking but for more information please do not hesitate to call or email so we can create an adventure for your next camp or retreat.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.