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    Leadership

    Christ is our ultimate leader, so our church leadership teams work hard every day to represent His loving kindness and care for those they help guide. Meet our leadership team below.

    Download the 2022 Pastor List here.

    Executive Committee

    The Executive Committee is elected at the Constituency meeting. Per the Constitution of the Greater Sydney Conference, it consists of the President, General Secretary, Chief Financial Officer and 10 elected members, representing both laypeople and employees of the Church and its affiliated entities.

    The Executive Committee acts on behalf of the constituents with all the powers of a constituency meeting between constituency meetings. The Executive Committee meets on a monthly basis.

    Education Board

    The Education Committee is elected at the Constituency meeting. Per the Constitution of the Greater Sydney Conference, it consists of the President, General Secretary, Chief Financial Officer and 8 elected members, representing both laypeople and employees of the Church and its affiliated entities.

    The Education Board acts on behalf of the constituents with all the powers of a constituency meeting between constituency meetings. The Education Board meets on a monthly basis.

    Aged Care Board

    The Aged Care Board is elected at the Constituency meeting. Per the Constitution of the Greater Sydney Conference, it consists of the President, General Secretary, Chief Financial Officer and 8 elected members, representing both laypeople and employees of the Church and its affiliated entities.

    The Aged Care Committee acts on behalf of the constituents with all the powers of a constituency meeting between constituency meetings. The Aged Care Committee meets on a monthly basis.

    Team

    Pr Alban Matohiti

    President & Communication Director

    Pr Cheonneth Strickland

    General Secretary

    Colin Raymond

    Chief Financial Officer

    Brian Swanepoel

    Managing Director,
    Adventist Aged Care

    Michael Pupovac

    Supervisor,
    Adventist Book Centre

    David Hobson

    Executive Director,
    Sydney Adventist Schools

    Andre Vieira

    Ministerial Secretary,
    Ministerial Association

    Angela Kim

    Administrative Assistant to the General Secretary, Director of Stewardship & Church Wellbeing (NCD)

    Angelica Frandsen

    Administrative Assistant to the President, Chief Financial Officer & Ministerial Association Secretary

    Aroya Tambunan

    Assistant Accountant & Payroll,
    Conference

    Beryl Landers

    Director,
    Women’s Ministry

    Bruce Hill

    Manager,
    Crosslands Youth & Convention Centre

    Dr Christiana Leimena

    Director,
    Health Ministry

    Claire Marsh

    Psychologist & Manager,
    Adventist Counseling Services (ACS)

    Craig Vanas

    Director,
    Children’s Ministry

    Daniel Lavaiamat

    Marketing Manager,
    Adventist Education

    Deanne De Berg

    Senior Accountant,
    Conference

    Ducus Mwanaka

    Accounts,
    Conference

    University Chaplain

    Young Adult Coordinator,
    Youth Ministries

    Edison Akrawi

    Director,
    Middle Eastern Relationships

    Filomena Anselmo

    Reception

    Ian Low

    Manager,
    Human Resources

    Jade Rasmussen

    Sales Associate,
    Adventist Book Centre

    Jane Teaupa

    Accountant,
    Education

    Jayda Anselmo-Diaz

    Sales Associate,
    Adventist Book Centre

    Ji Yeon (Grace) Lee

    Assistant Accountant

    Jo Medbury

    Associate Executive Director,
    Sydney Adventist Schools

    Joyce Taylor

    Communications Coordinator
    (Marketing, Web & Media)

    Linda Ciric

    Departmental Assistant,
    Youth Ministries

    Lynda Abreu

    Graphic Designer

    Maxine Hill

    Manager,
    Crosslands Youth & Convention Centre

    Maxine Su

    Assistant Chief Financial Controller,
    Conference

    Megan Lillo

    Admin Assistant, Adventist Education & Trust Services

    Meleofa Fifita-Tovo

    Assistant Accountant,
    Conference

    Moses Depaz

    Associate Director,
    Youth Ministries

    Natalie Lopez

    Accountant,
    Unincorporated Conference

    Nerise Fehlberg

    Departmental Assistant, Women’s Ministry, Health &
    Reception

    Patricia Goncalves

    Director, Stewardship & Church Wellbeing (NCD)
    Special Projects Coordinator

    Penny Fang

    Assistant Accountant,
    Conference

    Richard Hurrell

    Accounts Officer,
    Local Churches

    Richard Reid

    Director of Spiritual Care,
    Sydney Adventist Schools

    Roger Fairfax

    Work, Health & Safety Coordinator

    Scott Wegener

    Webstore Coordinator,
    Adventist Books & Health Food Shop (ABC)

    Simon Gigliotti

    Director,
    Youth Ministries

    Vicky Johnson

    Sales Associate,
    Adventist Book Centre

    Wendy Long

    Return to Work Coordinator
    Work, Health & Safety

    Zia Yasrebi

    Business Manager,
    Adventist Aged Care

    Pastors

    Abigail Figueroa

    Ashfield SDA Church
    Wollongong SDA Church

    Alexis Ratu

    Mile End Community SDA Company – Associate
    Thornleigh SDA Church

    Allen Bierschbach

    Corrimal SDA Church
    Woollongong SDA Church

    Ana Lolohea

    Lakemba SDA Church

    Andrew Russell

    Dundas SDA Church
    Harvest Fellowship SDA Church
    Hoxton Park SDA Church
    Predestine Riverstone SDA Group

    Arthur Hudson

    Dundas SDA Church
    Hoxton Park SDA Church (Intern)

    Asofitu Leatuavao

    Central Sydney Samoan SDA Company
    Liverpool Samoan SDA Church
    Mt Druitt Samoan SDA Church

    Aubree Harrington

    Kellyville SDA Church – Intern

    Barend Nieuwstraten

    Waitara SDA Church

    Bernard Deojee

    Echo Christian Community SDA Group

    Boriss Soldat

    Chatswood SDA Church
    Granville SDA Church

    Brian Leuluai

    Mt Druitt Samoan SDA Church – Assoc
    Punchbowl Samoan SDA Church
    Central Sydney Samoan SDA Company

    Carlos Hernandez

    Regional Coordinator
    Marrickville Spanish SDA Church
    Mount Colah SDA Church

    Charles Chellaiah Jeya

    Blacktown Southern Asian SDA Group
    Mountain View SDA Church

    Chris Manthey

    Kings Langley SDA Church

    Christopher Campos

    Camden Valley SDA Group
    Windsor SDA Church

    Craig Vanas

    Mile End Community SDA Co

    Daniel Chong

    Sydney Chinese SDA Church

    Daniel Przybylko

    Parramatta Central SDA Group
    Woollahra SDA Church

    David McKibben

    Wahroonga SDA Church

    Domenic Rosina

    Concord SDA Church

    Eddy Johnson

    Cherrybrook SDA Group
    Ubuntu SDA Group

    Edison Akrawi

    Fairfield SDA Church
    Fairfield Spanish SDA Church

    Fabian Edian

    Waitara SDA Church – Associate

    Felix Opoku-Gyamfi

    Ghanaian SDA Co
    Auburn SDA Church

    Frank Ropati

    Regional Coordinator
    Campbelltown Fijian SDA Group
    Filoship Connect SDA Company
    Warrimoo SDA Church
    Xcell SDA Company
    Central Sydney Samoan Church (CO)

    Fred Chileshe

    Church in the Fields SDA Company
    New Hope SDA Company – Associate

    Gary Webster

    Wahroonga SDA Church

    Geoff Youlden

    Stanmore SDA Church

    Henry Dunn

    Parramatta SDA Church – Intern
    Western Sydney ATSIM Group

    Igor Shemet

    Sydney Russian SDA Church
    Wahroonga SDA Church

    Janusz Jagiello

    Penrith SDA Church
    Toongabbie SDA Church

    Jessica Laws

    Castle Hill SDA Church

    Jimmie Cha

    Granville Multicultural SDA Church
    Hurstville SDA Church

    John Wells

    Lord Howe Island SDA Church
    Sydney Indonesian SDA Group

    Jonathan Valls

    Regional Coordinator
    Wetherill Park Spanish SDA Church

    Joseph Talipuan

    Enmore Fijian SDA Church
    Wantok SDA Company

    Joshua Carnie

    Guilford Italian SDA Church
    Mt Druitt SDA Church

    Joshua Gonzalez

    3AM Ryde SDA Church
    Living Water SDA Group

    Joshua Stothers

    Castle Hill SDA Church – Associate

    Kenneth Lee

    Epping SDA Church – Associate
    Sydney Central Korean SDA Church

    Leandro Cisterna-Hernandez

    Regional Coordinator
    Marrickville Spanish SDA Church
    Mount Colah SDA Church

    Lloyd Grolimund

    New Hope SDA Company

    Marcus Pereira

    Fox Valley SDA Church

    Mario Guzman

    Campbelltown Spanish SDA Church
    Caringbah SDA Church
    Tahmoor SDA Company

    Mark Baines

    Freshwater Community SDA Church
    Pittwater Community SDA Church

    Martin Vukmanic

    Regional Coordinator
    Kellyville SDA Church

    Marty Luke

    Blacktown SDA Church

    Mele Lolohea

    Bidwill SDA Church

    Nick Kross Jr

    Galston SDA Church

    Nigel Ackland

    Elizabeth Lodge SDA Group
    Epping SDA Church

    Pablo Lillo

    Castle Hill SDA Church

    Panapa Leiluai

    Campbelltown SDA Church

    Ramese Tupe

    Minto Samoan SDA Church
    St Marys Samoan SDA Company

    Renee Vaovosa

    Fox Valley SDA Church – Intern

    Richard Valenca

    Sydney Portuguese SDA Church – Intern
    Wetherill Park Spanish SDA Church – Intern

    Roger Govender

    Parramatta SDA Church

    Roger Vince

    Norfolk Island SDA Church

    Shiu Kumar

    Granville Fijian SDA Church
    Holroyd SDA Company
    Indian Fellowship SDA Group

    Sione Kite

    Goshem Fellowship SDA Group

    Sitiveni Teaupa

    City Cook Island SDA Group
    Sydney Tongan SDA Church

    Soman Chu

    Hurstville Chinese SDA Company

    Tai Mokoroa

    Bankstown SDA Church
    Sydney Cook Island SDA Church

    Tapiwa Mutseriwa

    Camden Valley SDA Group
    Fountain in the City SDA Company

    Taunese "Toni" Marsh

    Campbelltown Fijian SDA Group – Intern
    Filoship Connect SDA Company
    Warrimoo SDA Church – Intern
    Xcell SDA Company – Intern

    Terence Greenfield

    Campbelltown SDA Church

    Tim Shelton

    Fountain in the City SDA Company – Associate
    Pendle Hill SDA Church

    Tong Robert Zhang

    Eastwood Chinese SDA Company
    Sydney Chinese SDA Church – Associate

    Tuni Laikum

    Elizabeth Lodge SDA Group
    Katoomba SDA Church
    Ryde Korean SDA Company

    Usaia Baravilala

    Cabramatta Fijian SDA Church
    Cabramatta SDA Church

    Vitolio "Vito" Vaifale

    Ingleburn SDA Group

    Warwick Sawyer

    The Way SDA Group

    Wellington Caqui-Bazan

    Guilford Italian SDA Church
    Mt Druitt SDA Church

    Chaplains

    Azora Ufagalilo

    Chaplain Macarthur Adventist College

    Andrew McCrostie

    Wahroonga School

    Bernard Deojee

    Long Bay Prison

    Cassandra Wallace

    Hurstville School

    Charles Skiba

    Kings Langley Aged Care

    Chris Manthey

    Mountain View College, Counsellor

    Daron Pratt

    Wahroonga School Associate

    Eden Ashcroft

    University Chaplain

    Jessica Laws

    Hills Adventist College at Castle Hill

    Joshia Carnie

    Hills Adventist College Kellyville

    Joshua Stothers

    Hills Adventist College Kellyville

    Justin Boyd

    Hills Adventist College at Kellyville
    Macarthur Adventist College

    Nicholas Kross Jr

    Sydney Adventist School Auburn

    Nigel Ackland

    Wahroonga Aged Care Assistant

    Raul Moran

    Mountain View College

    Renee Vaovosa

    Macarthur Adventist College

    Richard Reid

    Manager of Spiritual Care GS Adventist Education

    Soman Chu

    Mountain View College

    Terence Greenfield

    Mountain View College

    Tuni Laikum

    Prisons
    Wahroonga Aged Care

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