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Our Leaders

The spiritual direction and leadership of The Billabong is the responsibility of our voluntary leadership team, along with our Minister, Revd. Luke Williams. The Leadership Team are responsible for overseeing the pastoral care, teaching, training and missional initiatives of the church community as well as the practical areas of finance, property and administration. They, along with other ministry leaders work with Luke to ensure our large gatherings (Celebrations), smaller gatherings (small groups and life communities) and programs and activities are each contributing to the church living out its mission of "promoting life in our communities with growing faith, grounded hope and generous love".

Luke and his wife Kerin have a heart to see all Christians living as and making devoted disciples of Jesus. Luke began his placement as a Minister at The Billabong in February 2013 after interning at the church. He and Kerin were married in September of that year, and Kerin now works as a chaplain at Kelmscott Senior High School and co-leads the children's ministry at The Billabong.
 
Louise Pekan leads The Billabong's Camillo Outreach Ministry, including a Doula mentoring program in the Armadale area. Louise is employed 2 days per week by The Billabong with the assistance of the wider Uniting Church and her husband Rick works for the Bible Society in Perth. Together they have 4 kids and have fostered many more over the years!

Reza Mendes leads the children and families ministry at the Billabong (3 days per week) whilst also working part time as the manager of Kids Active, an outside school hours care program at The Billabong Community Centre. He and his wife Kaye have two boys with a third on the way!

Kassie Phillips is our Facilities and Administration manager (4 days per week) and takes care of the day to day management on behalf of the church's Property Team.

Our volunteer leaders are the driving force behind our church - we couldn't do it without them!

If you would like to know more about the leadership structure of our congregation or the Uniting Church, please call or email Luke - 9455 6474 (church office) or luke@thebillabong.org.au