Eastern College Australia's Board

Eastern College Australia is governed by a Board of Directors:

Dr Rosemary Wong - Chairperson

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.

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.

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.

Rev 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.

Mr Leigh Adcock

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.

Rev Rick Cheung

B.Pharm., Dip. Bible & Mission, B.Th.(Hons)., Grad. Dip. Health Ed., Grad. Dip. Adult Ed & Training
First trained as a pharmacist, Rick was ordained in the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne in 1987. MST’s Chinese program was first started by Dr. Justin Tan at St Michael’s, Burwood when Rick was then the incumbent there. He has been involved with the development of the Chinese program right from the beginning. At one time, Rick was the inaugural Chaplain of Deakin University’s Burwood Campus and once served as a Consultant in Chinese ministry to the former Archbishop of Melbourne. Currently, Rick is the Associate Priest of St Paul’s Cathedral. With his wife Jessica, also an ordained Anglican minister, they run weekly Mandarin worship services at St Paul’s each Saturday morning. He is also helping out each Sunday at Holy Trinity’s Anglican Church, Kew, where he is involved in ministering to the Chinese in the area. His passion is to teach biblical theology in a non-technical way to people from all walks of life.

Mr Patrick Lok

Patrick and Catherine used their business experience in development work as part of a church-planting endeavour in Indonesia. Upon completion of this missions work, Patrick undertook theological studies at BCV where he was challenged to work cross-culturally amongst children of migrants in ethnic churches in Melbourne. He has been a Pastor at LifeSpring, Nunawading CCCV since 2000. Catherine and Patrick are currently involved in developing a new ministry mobilising diaspora churches into missions and training Global South missionaries. Patrick is a board member of the Melbourne School of Theology.

Mrs Catriona Wansbrough

MEd (Policy International) (Melb), DipMusEd (NSW Conservatorium of Music), MACE
Catriona has been the Principal of St Andrews Christian College in Wantirna South since 2011. Before coming to Melbourne, Catriona and her husband Paul were serving with New Hope International in Tanzania, where she was assisting the writing of a Teacher Training Course for Joshua Teachers Training College. Prior to this placement, Catriona was Principal of Snowy Mountains Christian School for 8 years. With a background of being a high school music teacher, Catriona’s work has also included: a variety of teaching and training positions (from kindergarten to adults); aid development work in Botswana and Solomon Islands; choir conducting and radio journalism. Her passion for Christian Education has led her to train and inspire educators throughout Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Currently a Director with New Hope International and Community Education Development Alliance.

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