Mike and Rhonda Swan
Mike is a former Chairman of the Board of The Australian Navigators and currently a member of the Canberra Leadership Team. He has been involved in grassroots ministry at the Australian Defence Force Academy and with a men's group that meets fortnightly in the Swan's home.
Mike met the Navigators at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in 1972 when he was in his final year as a cadet. He served another 31 years as an officer in the Regular Army, culminating in command of the Peace Monitoring Group in Bougainville in 2001.
He and Rhonda met through the Melbourne Navigators in the 1970s. They married in 1981 and raised four boys. They have three grandchildren, one of whom was promoted to heaven a month after his birth.
Rhonda is a leader with the Bible Study Fellowship movement and leads a group of women that meets fortnightly in the city.