“I was clueless in school – no clear path in mind – and here I am 22 years later, still no idea on what I’ll be doing next! But I credit my School Chaplain when I was attending Blackwood High for instilling in me the confidence to embrace life and all its challenges.

The Chaplain was - and still is - a pillar for me: a listening ear, a wise voice and a life teacher, leading me through those fundamental teenage years of personal faith and career development.

I am who I am today thanks to that Chaplain’s influence on my life, which is why I am an Ambassador for Schools Ministry Group.”

Born in South Australia, Brenton Ragless has an extensive background in broadcast media, public relations, emergency services, meteorology, defence & tourism. Prior to becoming a News Presenter on Channel 9 in 2008, Brenton provided media commentary on fires and other disasters as a spokesperson for the SA Country Fire Service. In 2007, Brenton graduated from a Masters Degree in Communication at UniSA, followed by a year in Public Affairs for the Department of Defence.

One of his first jobs after finishing Blackwood High was voicing national forecasts for Telstra’s ‘Dial-it Weather Information Service’ before going on to announce full-time on 107.9 Life FM. Over that same period, Brenton studied a Diploma of Business in Tourism, which led to casual work as a driver/tour guide for Grayline.