Our team

Karl Faase, Chief Executive Officer
Karl Faase, Chief Executive Officer


Karl is the CEO of Olive Tree Media and he is in demand across Australia as a speaker, with a special interest in encouragement & motivation, leadership, ministry development and communicating to those exploring faith.

With over 20 years of involvement in media, Karl is one of Australia’s most experienced Christian radio and television presenters, with his programs broadcast and distributed in the USA, UK, Canada, France, Germany and New Zealand.



Jane Faase, Creative Director



Jane is the Creative Director of Olive Tree Media and the Producer of Faith Runs Deep, Jesus the Game Changer and Towards Belief.

Jane’s role includes the development of our print, media and web-based resources that have international influence. She has had a background in creative design and the print industry, as well as a wide involvement in Christian ministry.



Ainsley Freeman, Ministry Associate



Ainsley channels most of her efforts at Olive Tree Media into the areas of marketing and communications. She came to this role after being a part of the leadership team of a digital agency and has broad experience as a speaker and writer in both ministry and business. 




Heidi Demond, Production Coordinator




Heidi Demond is the Production Coordinator at Olive Tree Media. Heidi has studied and worked in the area of film and television for several years, and brings her diverse talents in production, film and editing to the team.




Nicola Don, Office Manager



Nicola is the Olive Tree Media Office Manager. After a career as a CPA, she has focused for the last number of years on educating her two children and serving in her local church. Her accounting, administrative and people skills support our team, churches, partners and friends.








Board of Olive Tree Media

Olive Tree Media Limited is incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 and registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) with the purpose of advancing religion. Olive Tree Media supports the development and distribution of radio, television, DVD and other media products to assist with religious education and spiritual growth of individuals interested in the Christian faith.

An Annual Information Statement and the audited, annual financial statements of Olive Tree Media are lodged with the ACNC. Olive Tree Media is exempt from income tax and entitled to access GST and FBT tax concessions.

ABN 97 010 240 598

Board Members

Jane Faase – Creative Director of Olive Tree Media. Producer of Jesus the Game Changer and Towards Belief. Background in graphic design, photography and print media.

Karl Faase – Chief Executive Officer of Olive Tree Media. Presenter of Jesus the Game Changer and Towards Belief. Previously Senior Pastor of Gymea Baptist Church, Executive Director of Arrow Leadership Australia and co-founder of the ‘Jesus. All About Life’ media campaign. Chairman of The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Australia and Samaritans Purse Australia.

David Braga – with over 30 years in financial services, and as a past CEO, David sees the need for the Gospel to be proclaimed to the ends of the earth. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a past Chair of Tara Anglican School for Girls (where he remains on the Council). He has also been involved in a variety of roles with The Crusader Union of Australia throughout his life.

James (Toby) Hall – Group Chief Executive Officer, Saint Vincent’s Health Australia and previously CEO of Mission Australia, COO of World Vision Australia and CEO of South Taranaki District Council. Toby is passionate about helping people “be the best they can be”. A director of UNICEF Australia and previously Chairman of ASX listed Sterihealth  and a director of Working Links (UK) and Goodstart.

Greg Hammond – Chairman of the Board of Olive Tree Media. Over 30 years’ experience as a banking and finance lawyer and former partner of King & Wood Mallesons. Chairman of Anglicare Sydney and a director of the Australian College of Theology, G&C Mutual Bank and Opportunity international Australia. Greg  also serves on the governing boards of other entities within the Anglican Church of Australia.

Helen Molyneux – Marketing Manager at The Salvation Army. Experience in communications, fundraising and change management within not-for-profit organisations and faith communities. Board member of SOS Health Foundation.

Peter Murphy – with over 25 years experience in finance, management and governance, Peter is highly sought after for his expertise in financial control, investments, growth and strategic planning. He has extensive governance experience, including stints on the advisory committee of Macquarie Cleantech Fund, the Australian Committee of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment, and the LP Committee of Microvest. He is currently Director of Brave Pty Ltd, BaptistCare NSW & ACT and Baptist Financial Services and on the Australian Advisory Board for Impact Investing.