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Luke and Susie Holt are a married couple who have come from unbelievably different backgrounds to form a home and work life together.
Marrying in 2003, Luke and Susie always had hopes of working together since strangely, they actually enjoy each other’s company! They have spent 18 months working together delivering a breakfast radio program on Melbourne’s 89.9 LightFM, another 2 years on Juice1073 on the Gold Coast, and now a national show and podcast.
Their short married life has been filled with highs and lows in the midst of learning how to take their different backgrounds and form a cohesive life together.
Luke Holt spent the majority of his life growing up in Toowoomba, Queensland. Raised by Christian parents with his two sisters and one brother life was full of more heartache than most young men bear.
In the midst of the tragedies in his family life, Luke was heading down a path of drugs, alcohol and crime. Fortunately, his parents prayed daily for him and his life changed as he developed a relationship with God at 16 years of age.
Since then, he has been to University and Bible College, eventually becoming a youth pastor in his home church in Toowoomba. It was here that he stumbled upon a passion for radio after volunteering to help the local Christian station.
Since his first radio gig at Toowoomba’s “The Light”, Luke has worked at international broadcaster “CVC”, breakfast host and Program Director at 89.9 LightFM and the same role at Juice1073 on the Gold Coast.
Through his life experiences, education and roles in church and media, Luke has developed an engaging style of public speaking. He shares his personal stories vulnerably in the knowledge that his experience can lead to real breakthrough in the lives of others.
Luke is known by his listeners for his loud and regular belly laugh and his willingness and ability to share that joy. Through his high energy humor and personal stories, Luke makes an impact wherever he speaks.
Susie Holt grew up with her sister and parents in Caboolture, Queensland. Though she wasn’t raised in a Christian home, she was exposed to matters of faith early through Sunday School and Girls’ Brigade.
Susie excelled as a student through primary and high school and dreamed of becoming an accountant. However, through Girls’ Brigade and experiences at Beach Mission, Susie discovered a relationship with God that transformed her life and her future direction.
After starting study in commerce, Susie changed to Psychology knowing that her future was going to be more about people than numbers. After completing her studies, she spent a year volunteering in India with a mission organisation.
On her return, Susie spent five years working for international aid organisation, World Vision, predominantly in the role of area manager. This is where her public speaking skill was developed as she spoke at schools, churches and conferences around Queensland.
Since meeting and marrying Luke, Susie has worked as a youth worker in a church, as Luke’s co-host on the breakfast show on 89.9 LightFM and Juice1073, as well as a part of the Susie and Michael on Juice1073.
As a public speaker, Susie has an ability to read a crowd and an instinctive ability to tailor a message to meet the needs of a group.
Luke and Susie married in 2003. They are passionate about marriage, communication and mission.
They speak on a wide range of topics and can tailor a message to the needs of any group presenting messages individually or together.