The Distillery

Welcome to The Distillery, an online interview series hosted by Lee Shang Lun. Each half-hour episode is a livestreamed conversation that concentrates on the subject's unique perspective and expertise. The aim is to draw out simple ideas from deep discussion.

Episode 24 – Matthew Ventura

Matthew Ventura

5 June 2020 6:30 PM

Matthew Ventura is a ministry worker and freelance musician based in Brisbane. After pursuing an artistic career as a bassoon player for some years, he decided to devote his time to ministry where he enjoys connecting deeply with people and sharing the good news of Jesus. Matthew is a gay celibate Christian and as a 'dual citizen' of two very different worlds he enjoys writing about the intersection of his faith and sexuality at In his spare time he enjoys reading, running, cooking and eating delicious food, textile art, crafting hand-made bassoon reeds, and historical performance on period musical instruments.