Nils is a born-and-bred Melbournite with a passion for highlighting hope within the problems of the world. He has an honours degree in sociology as well as an accounting degree and a graduate diploma in theology. A communications specialist, he has worked in international aid and development for 22 years. Nils is also a freelance writer, and has been published in the Sunday Age, Sojourners, The Melbourne Anglican, and is a regular contributor to Sight Magazine. In 2018, an article he wrote on grief won the gold medal for best faith reflection at the Australasian Religious Press Association awards.