PROFILE: LUKE POULSEN
It’s been a long time since we’ve spoken to Luke… so we loved hearing what he’s up to now!
“I graduated 2011, at Livingstone Christian College, in Queensland. My Last year at BHCS was 2008, *single tear*. I started out at BHCS in Ol’ 1999. I’m back in Melbourne actually, after a five year hiatus! I live with my best friend, I have a beautiful girlfriend who’s studying to be a Primary School Teacher, and I just moved churches. My life is constantly on the move, but I look forward to what God has for me, and where He’ll take me. I am the happiest I have ever been!
Currently, I am writing the biography of an elderly Hungarian lady who lived through the Hungarian Revolution. She witnessed the USSR invade and pillage her country. She escaped with her life, but not with her family.
I’m working as a full-time cable guy at the moment. I’ve completed a Diploma of Ministry at Harvest Bible College, and in the future will look at going for full the Degree. I’m also working towards studying a double Degree of Secondary Education and Japanese next year at Monash. On top of that, I’m currently running a media business specialising in Graphic and Web Design, Film and Photography.
To be honest, when I finished school, I still had absolutely no idea what I wanted to be doing; and to be even more honest, I’m still trying to work that out. I’m just trying to follow God’s lead. He knows what is in my best interest.”
Still see anyone from school? “Heck yeah! David Symes, Jacob Jenner, Daniel Tanner, and Rowan Visser, I still see regularly. I’m still bumping into Matthew Docking, Kelsey Totton, Mitchell Nicholas and Joshua Scampton here and there too.
There’s so many [school memories]! One [favourite] has to be secretly throwing unwanted fruit at the Tech building, with all the other ‘rebel’ kids. I loved being friends with all my classmates, irrespective of their ‘cliques’ or ‘popularity’. All in all, the many friendships that came out of my time there; those that I maintain and those that I don’t, I treasure each and every one.
I miss pretty much everything. That school was 10/10 IGN. I miss my teachers, the small classes, the location, the excursions. I miss the time spent with childhood friends, and childhood crushes, you know who you are!”
Words of advice to leave us with? “‘I’d rather forget and not slow down, than gather regret for the things I can’t change now. If I become what I can’t accept, resurrect the saint from within the wretch.’ This has just been on my mind lately, and has come up quite a few times. From Relient K’s Forget and Not Slow Down”
Thanks Luke! We are wishing you all the best your studies, your business and just life in general!