OUR TEAM

The Faces of Faith and Dedication

Discover the passionate individuals who form the heart of the Australian Union Conference. United by a commitment to service, faith, and community, our team works hand in hand to support the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church across Australia, fostering environments where faith can flourish and individuals can find a spiritual home.

About Adventists

We believe that every human being is valued and because we are valued, life has meaning. All of us were miraculously crafted by God, we have been created by a maker who wants us to life life to the full. On top of that, God send His Son to demonstrate true love, forgiveness, grace and hope. Our relationship with Jesus Christ, defines every facet of who Adventists are. Seventh-day Adventists believe that a relationship with Jesus is profoundly connected to relationships in the world around us. We believe that spiritual and emotional wellbeing foster an active mind; an active mind is fuelled by a healthy body; and a healthy body and mind enables healthy social relationships. At the centre of every aspect of our faith is our love for Christ and love for one another. Serving others is the highest form of that love. That is why we are so active in health, education, development and in spreading the good news of God’s forgiveness and promise of salvation. If you’d like to know more about Seventh-day Adventist Christians, take the time to browse our website, even better, drop by one of our churches, schools, hospitals or clinics. You’ll meet ordinary people doing extraordinary things and their lives will, I believe, tell you more about who Adventists are than all the words I could write.

May God bless you in your spiritual journey.

—Pr Terry Johnson

Australian Union Conference of The Seventh-Day Adventist Church President

Leadership Team

Terry Johnson

Terry Johnson

President

Darren Gartlett

Darren Gartlett

ATSIM Director

Murray Hunter

Murray Hunter

Media, Ministerial Association Secretary

Nicu Dumbrava

Nicu Dumbrava

Personal Ministries Director

Jeffrey Parker

Jeffrey Parker

Youth Ministries Director

Amanda Bews

Amanda Bews

Resource Development Coordinator

Kenn Duke

Kenn Duke

Associate Ministerial Association Secretary - Aged Care/Spirit

Luke Bapty

Luke Bapty

Senior Accountant/Finance

Michael Worker

Michael Worker

Secretary & PARL Director

Brendan Pratt

Brendan Pratt

Ministerial Secretary

Sylvia Mendez

Sylvia Mendez

Children's, Family & Women's Ministry Director

Kojo Akomeah

Kojo Akomeah

Associate PARL Director

Michael Engelbrecht

Michael Engelbrecht

Faith FM Manager

Karissa McMurtrie

Karissa McMurtrie

People & Culture Manager

Jean Carter

Jean Carter

ASA Director of Education

Peter Cameron

Peter Cameron

Chief Financial Officer

Lyndelle Peterson

Lyndelle Peterson

Associate Ministerial, Stewardship & Sabbath School Director

Kymberley McMurray

Kymberley McMurray

Communications Officer

Rodney Woods

Rodney Woods

Trust Services Director

Denison Grellmann

Denison Grellmann

ADRA Australia CEO

James London

James London

Principal Mamarapha College

Jacques Calais

Jacques Calais

ASA Associate Director of Education