CAP Australia Announces New Chairman of the Board

13 Sep, 2023

Matt Hunt has been appointed as the new Chairman of the CAP Australia Board. Find out more about Matt, what he loves about the local Church and what he sees as the priorities for CAP in this next season. 

CAP Australia is pleased to announce that Matt Hunt has been appointed as the new Chairman of the CAP Australia Board.  

Matt has faithfully served as a Board member for CAP since 2019 and has been on the Church Partnerships subcommittee. He has provided invaluable knowledge and experience about working with the Church and growing pioneering social ventures.  

Matt has over 18 years of experience as an executive pastor in different churches, currently serving as the Executive Pastor at Vantage Point Church in Melbourne – a position he’s held for 10 years. He is also on the Board of Directors for Vantage Point Church, which oversees three churches across Melbourne and four in Fiji and has a charity arm that produces and distributes 4,000 meals each week to people in need.  

Along with CAP Australia, Matt is the Chairman of the VP Enterprise Board, a company that works in the National Disability Insurance Scheme space.  

Matt is married to Kerry and together they have two children, Olivia and Elijah. He enjoys travelling, riding motorbikes, playing golf and cheering on Hawthorn Football Club. 

As he steps into this new role, Matt shares some reflections. 

What do you love about CAP’s ministry? 

I love that CAP is unashamedly Christian and the ministry itself speaks and ministers to core values of humanity. Finance is a powerful tool. Learning how to use it brings freedom. Learning how to use it with a Christian world view can change the world. It is a privilege to play a role in CAP’s ministry. 

What do you love about the Church? 

I love that the local Church is the bride of Christ, and the tool God uses to bring hope to the world. The partnership between the local Church and CAP is vital. Together we can make a difference in the lives of many. 

What are you looking forward to in your role as the Chairman of the Board of CAP? 

I’m looking forward to many things! I am keen to support Rosie as the CEO and to build the growing Board of Directors, to help guide the change management as the Money Mentor model continues to develop and outwork, and to build a stable but increasing financial base to see CAP’s success for years to come.   

What do you think CAP’s priorities need to be in this next season for the ministry?  

There are many opportunities ahead to ensure that no one in Australia faces financial distress alone. I believe the priority for CAP in the next season must be Spirit-led and that we need to be stepping out in faith – this is essential for breaking new ground. At a more pragmatic level, Church Partnerships and the new Money Mentor model must be prioritised to ensure CAP can continue to build on the early success and impact churches are seeing in their local communities. 

As Matt steps into the role of Chairman, Paul Derham will be finishing up his time serving on the Board. Paul has served for 10 years on the Board, six as Chairman. CAP is thankful for Paul’s dedication and contribution to the ministry over the last decade.