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.
Dr Cheryl McCallum
Cheryl was appointed Principal in May 2014, and had served as Interim Principal from May 2013.
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.
Rev Tim Meyers
BEd (Melb), ThM (Dallas)
Tim completed his Masters of Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary (Texas, USA) in 1991, with majors in Systematic Theology and Bible Exposition. He became 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.
Clin A/Prof Michael T H Wong
MBBS, MD, MA, MDiv, PhD, MRCPsych, FHKCPsych, FHKAM, FRANZCP, AFRACMA, FISCAST
Michael is Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Monash University. He studied Medicine in Hong Kong, trained at the Institute of Psychiatry London University, graduated from BCV and was Academic Visitor to the Faculty of Philosophy Oxford University. He holds research doctorates in neuropsychiatry (brain imaging in schizophrenia) and philosophical theology (hermeneutics and theological anthropology). His passion is science-faith dialogue and excellence in theological education. He is Vice-Chair, Chinese Theological Education Foundation; Vice-President, Chinese Health Foundation of Australia and a Director of ISCAST (Institute of Study of Christianity in An Age of Science and Technology). He, his wife Louisa and three adult children worship at Crossway Baptist Church.