Geoff Cheong has been a serving minister of Holy Trinity Balaclava since 2003. Ordained in Melbourne in 1973 as an Anglican Minister, he has served communities in Canada, Mentone, Elwood and St Kilda.
Throughout this time Geoff has continually studied and practiced in the areas of interpersonal care, founding the Mentone Parish Counselling Center and setting up the Centre for Relational Spirituality at The Holy Trinity, Balaclava and Elwood.
Training experiences have been a regular part of his journey and have included time at the Cairnmillar Institute a Melbourne Drug and Alcohol Centre, Clinical Pastoral Education in both Australia and Canada located in various institutions, such as a General and Psychiatric Hospital and Counselling Centers.
Geoff's calling to ministry marries a deep and contemplative inner journey of prayer with an active love and care of people.
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind, and thy neighbor as thyself." Luke 10:27