Eastern College Australia is governed by a Board of Directors:
Mr Jame Lewis - Chairperson
Jame holds degrees in law and commerce from the University of Melbourne. He has been a lawyer for more than 32 years with experience in all areas of business law. He has been on numerous Boards and Committees for the last 36 years including Chair of an NGO for more than 10 years.
Prof Greg Restall
Is the Deputy Head of School, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne. Greg joined the board in December 2013.
Dr Joanna Cruickshank
Joanna is a Senior Lecturer in History at Deakin University. Joanna joined the Board in July 2016.
Dr Rosemary Wong
MBBS (Melb), MD (Melb), FRACP, GradDipBible&Ministry (ACT), GAICD
Rosemary is Senior Staff Specialist in Endocrinology, Western Health/University of Melbourne, and she is also in private specialist practice. Having worked for 5 years in clinical and scientific research at the National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA, she obtained her Doctor of Medicine, MD (Melb) in the area of thyroid diseases. For 10 years, she was Secretary of the Christian Medical and Dental Fellowship of Australia (Vic) and continues to be a Committee member. She was on the Executive of the Counselling Centre, CrossCulture Church of Christ, and continues part-time study towards the MDiv.
Mr Geoff Cox
Geoff is a partner with the firm McCracken & McCracken, having been a solicitor there since graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2002. He has been involved as a mission volunteer and currently chairs the missions development working group with Scripture Union Victoria. He is presently interim Law Agent of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria and a member of its Trusts Corporation & Board of Investment and Finance. Geoff and his family are members of Bundoora Presbyterian Church where, among other things, he co-ordinates the music ministry and plays the cello.
Timothy Meyers - Executive Principal
BEd, MTh Tim completed his Masters of Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary (Texas, USA) in 1991, with majors in Systematic Theology and Bible Exposition. He became Executive Principal of Eastern College on the 1st January 2018 and Principal of MST at the end of 2011 following 12 years in senior leadership and entrepreneurial roles with mission agency Pioneers and almost a decade in pastoral ministry with Baptist churches in Queensland. During his time with Pioneers Australia and Pioneers International, Tim oversaw significant growth in Pioneers and was sought after as a church preacher, teacher and conference speaker in Australia and overseas. Tim is multi-skilled, having worked as a professional musician and secondary school teacher and he also trained as a commercial pilot with Mission Aviation Fellowship, prior to moving into ministry.
Rev David Rietveld
David is Senior Pastor, New Peninsula Baptist Church. He was previously Senior Minister at Wellspring Anglican, Hobart, and the Youth and Young Adults Minister at Figtree Anglican, NSW. David is currently undertaking a research Ph.D. in listening to preaching. He is married and has four teenage children. When not busy in ministry, you might find David on the soccer field, on a yacht twilight racing, or cycling.
Mr Glenn Ward
BSc (Hons), Dip Ed
Glenn is a CEO of a manufacturing company and was previously a senior manager with a multinational based both overseas and in Australia. He has been involved with different ministries in his local church over many years. He currently serves in a leadership role with Hills Bible Church as well as being a Director of a not for profit charity.
CA, BBus (Acctg), GradDipTheol, MA (Ministry)
Leigh is the Business Manager at Northside Christian College (www.ncc.vic.edu.au). He is a Chartered Accountant, with a decade of audit experience at KPMG, with past roles as Financial Controller at Honda Australia, and Countrywide Australia and Acting Finance Manager at Peters Ice-cream, and John Holland Aviation Services. He is a former Board member of Harvest Bible College. This followed the completion of his Master of Arts (Ministry) and Graduate Diploma in Theology qualifications. Leigh was appointed to the Boards of Eastern College Australia and Melbourne School of Theology in May 2018.