Bruce Christian

Bruce Christian

Bruce Christian

Assessor Elder

Bruce Christian was ordained as a Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Australia in 1975 and has served in Sydney – at Engadine for 5 years and at Rose Bay for over 28 years. In 2008, Bruce ‘retired’ and has since served as a school chaplain, the convener of Presbyterian Aged Care Committee and in many other roles. He assists at Wollongong Presbyterian Church one day a week.

Bruce was appointed as Assessor Elder at our church to assist with Session matters.

Rob Copland

Rob Copland

Rob Copland

Campus Director, Evangelical Christian Union, Wollongong University

Richard and Annette Edlin

Richard and Annette Edlin

Richard and Annette Edlin

Richard and Annette serve with Edserv International, an organisation providing educational consultancy services to promote Christian Education internationally.

They are currently contracted to Kosin University in Busan, South Korea, a Christian university with over 6000 students. Part of the vision of Kosin is to reach out to the Christian community in areas of the world that are unable to afford training and education for leaders particularly in the areas of Christian education and ministry. Edserv has committed to helping with Kosin’s international program which has about 180 students, on full scholarships, from 26 nations.

Richard is involved in teaching worldview and education courses. Annette is involved in helping students with English. Many of these students come from Confucian based societies where the teacher’s role is to impart information and the student’s role is to learn it. Conversely, Richard and Annette are concerned to challenge the students to think through issues from a Christian worldview perspective, as there are often no prepared answers for the situations that they will face when they return to their homelands after two years of study.

In addition the Edlins open their home on Sunday evenings to overseas students. This is a challenging time when many of issues are discussed in the light of Scripture, such as persecution, commodification of marriage, cultural engagement, polygamy - real issues that these students face in their home countries.

Matt and Kiri VanderHeiden

Matt and Kiri VanderHeiden

Matt and Kiri VanderHeiden

Matt and Kiri VanderHeiden (children Mieka, Sofia and Joshua) are working in Portugal with Pioneers, assisting the Portuguese Bible Institute (PBI) in training pastors in Lisbon.

Matt lectures (in Portugese) in hermeneutics and preaching and heads up the Academic Department. He is currently helping the Institute to attain accreditation. He also enjoys investing in the lives of the students, who will become the future church leaders in Portugal.

They are also involved in their local church where Kiri teaches Sunday School (in Portugese).

Ken Bosward

Ken Bosward

Ken Bosward

Elder

Ken is married to Dinah and has four children. He has been a Christian for over 40 years and appreciates sound, expositional teaching which sees God's Word as the central authority and relevant in all of life.

At church, Ken oversees the music ministry, is Session Clerk and Committee of Management Secretary, preaches and looks after this website.

During the week Ken works as a monitoring tools engineer in IT. He enjoys family, reading and coffee.

Charlie Muscat

Charlie Muscat

Charlie Muscat

Elder

Charlie is married to Helen and has three children. He preaches and enjoys discussing God's Word with people who have lots of questions.

During the week Charlie works with in education in the Special Needs area.

Charlie has completed his Th.L through Moore College External Studies.

He enjoys family, reading and cooking.

Gordon Coleman

Gordon Coleman

Gordon Coleman

Minister

Gordon is married to Leang and has three children. Gordon commenced his ministry at Albion Park-Shellharbour Presbyterian Church in 2003.

Gordon has a passionate commitment to the Word of God as the foundation of all that we do and think. He is committed to careful, verse-by-verse expositional preaching to ensure that we encounter the whole counsel of God.

Gordon enjoys spending time with his family, coffee, talking, and reading.