Dr Rosemary Wong
MBBS (Melb), MD (Melb), FRACP, GradDipBible&Ministry (ACT), GAICD
Chair, MST Board
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 Mark Emerson
Grad Dip Business (Management)
Vice Chair, MST Board
At CAE Oxford Aviation Academy, Moorabbin Airport, Mark is the Chief Instructor for Singapore courses, Flight Examiner (Australia / Singapore / Hong Kong) and a Simulator Examiner. Mark was a founding member of the Australian Centre for Mission Aviation and served on its Board for many years. From 1982 to 2005 he and his wife, Shashi, both graduates of MST, served with Mission Aviation Fellowship in flying and management roles in Papua New Guinea, Ballarat and Cairns. They now attend the Dandenong Church of Christ where Mark holds the position of Treasurer.
Mr Brian Darnton Bayston, OAM
LLB, BCom (Melb)
Until recently, Brian was consultant at McCracken & McCracken Solicitors. Ordained an Elder in the Presbyterian Church of Victoria in 1958, he has been successively inducted in Churches at Hawthorn, Camberwell and Melbourne. Brian has had extensive experience serving on many Christian Committees; these have included Chairman of Bible Society Australia, Australian Evangelical Alliance, IVF Graduates Fellowship; Secretary of World Evangelical Fellowship; member of Australian Institute of Archaeology and Gospel Hall Incorporated. He is currently member of the Councils of Scotch College, Presbyterian Ladies’ College, Leon & Mildred Morris Foundation and Ridley College Foundation.
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.
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 amongst children of migrants in ethnic churches in Melbourne. He has been a Pastor at LifeSpring, Nunawading CCCV since 2000 and he is a board member of Pioneers.
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.
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.
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 Austral; 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 Melbourne School of Theology and Eastern College Australia in May 2018.