the peter blog
This blog discusses themes such as: entrepreneurial church leadership, church planting, mission and discipleship in urban settings, church music, preaching and Anglicanism.
I’m an entrepreneurial church leader, communicator, and musician. I seek to make the Christian faith relevant for inner-city people by leading teams that pioneer new forms of ministry, mission and worship. I am married with two sons.
My areas of expertise are:
- Church planting and leadership
- Colonial mission history
- Song writing, arranging and music production
(2000-2001) Staff responsible for youth outreach at St Hilary’s Kew/North Balwyn.
(2002-2008) The founding director of Mustard Schools ministry.
(2005-2012) The team leader and congregational minister for the youth and young adults at St Hilary’s, Kew/North Balwyn.
(2010-) Victorian State Coordinator of Arrow Leadership Australia.
(2011-2013) Planted a new congregation at St Silas North Balwyn.
(2013-) Planted a new church in Melbourne’s Inner-North (Clifton Hill) called Merri Creek Anglican.
(2021-) Chairperson of Soul Tread magazine
Academic writing, and Print Publications
PhD Thesis (2009), Instinct for Mission: John Bulmer, Missionary to the Aborigines of Victoria, 1855-1913.
Parallel Fantasies: Tourism and Aboriginal Mission at Lake Tyers in the Late Nineteenth Century (2008)
Reading Colonial Mission Photographs: Viewing John Bulmer’s Photographs of Nineteenth Century Mission Life at Lake Tyers Aboriginal Mission Station through an Evangelical Lens (2006)
Book review of Robert Kenny ‘The Lamb Enters the Dreaming,’ in The Journal of Australian Studies (2012)
Case Magazine, John Bulmer: Missionary & Advocate (1862-1913)
Youth Ministry Chapter, Excellence in Leadership: Essays in Honour of Peter and Merrill Corney (Acorn, 2017)
Essentials, Interview – Peter Carolane – Church Planting (2014)
Consult Clarity, Seven questions with Peter Carolane (2020)
Arrow Leadership Blog, The Power of Diversity: Why you should hire people not like you (2020)
Canberra Times, Christians Adapt to Easter in a Pandemic (2020)
Jenny Flack, Mugwumps (1982) Vocals
Lavida, I sit on my roof (1996) Keyboards, Viola
Lavida, Live at the Central Club (1998) Composer, Keyboards, Vocals
Seventhirty, Home (2001) Producer, Composer, Keyboards
Marcel Borrack, I Was Only Dreaming (2006) Hammond
Nina Czempinski, Songs in the Key of Strife (2007) Keyboards
Dan Warner, Night Parrots (2008) Keyboards
Malachi Doyle, Shot of Green (2012) Keyboards
The Anti-Fall Movement, Away My Needless Fears (2012) Producer, Record and Mix Engineer, Composer, Vocals, Keyboards
For the People, All who are Weary (2013) Keyboards, Viola
The Anti-Fall Movement, Beyond the Shadows (2016) Producer, Record and Mix Engineer, Composer, Vocals, Keyboards
The Jingles, Take You To Japan (2017) Mix Engineer
Matt Joe Gow, Break, Rattle and Roll (2018) Hammond
The Tealeaves, The Wolf and the Girl Child (2018) Mix Engineer
The Northcote Rebels, Get Outta My Way (2018) Mix Engineer
The Tealeaves live at Northcote Town Hall (2020) Hammond
Emma Wyndham Chalmers, All Creation Sings (2021) Producer, Programmer, Record and Mix Engineer
Mark Campbell and the Ravens, TBC, Strings Arranger
Peter Carolane and Paul Davies, TBC, Producer, Record and Mix Engineer, Composer, Vocals, Keyboards
Kim Beales, Nine Portraits, Mix Engineer
Chi Ps, TBC, Composer, Synthesizers