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About Us - Team


Dr David Phillips
National President

Dr David Phillips is National President of FamilyVoice Australia and served as Chairman of Festival of Light in South Australia in a voluntary capacity from 1975 to 2006. He concluded his previous scientific career in 2001 as a Principal Research Scientist with the Commonwealth Government. He and his wife Roslyn have four adult children and 15 grandchildren.

He graduated from Sydney University with a BSc(Hons), from New England University with a PhD, and from the Australian College of Theology with a ThA. In the Anglican Church, he has served as a youth leader, lay preacher and synod representative.

He has made numerous submissions to inquiries on such subjects as marriage and divorce, parents and their children, media standards, drugs and prostitution. He is motivated by his faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.

 


Mrs Roslyn Phillips
Research Officer

 

Mrs Roslyn Phillips works voluntarily as national research officer with FamilyVoice Australia (formerly Festival of Light Australia).  She was deputy chairman of the first Festival of Light committee in Australia 1973.

She married David in 1965.  They have four married children and 15 grandchildren.

She graduated from Sydney University with  Bachelor of Science and Diploma in Education, and has taught in NSW and SA high schools.  She has also taught in Anglican Sunday schools and currently helps with a church music program.

Roslyn is co-editor of the national magazine VoxPoint (formerly Light) which has won ten awards from the Australasian Religious Press Association.  She has presented papers at several conferences and has authored many resource papers and VoxBriefs.  She has made submissions and given verbal evidence to many state and federal parliamentary and other inquiries on a wide range of life and family issues.


  Mr Jim Collins
National    Development     Officer       State Officer 
Tasmania


Mr Jim Collins
, B Min, BSc, is the National Development Officer and Tasmania State Officer for FamilyVoice Australia. Originally from the UK, Jim has a background in corporate advisory and business analysis work. After retraining at Morling Theological College, Jim has worked as a Christian speaker and writer, including a role as assistant pastor at Seaforth Baptist Church in Sydney.

He has co-authored two photo-story books, Love in Action: Taking Action Against Poverty and Love in Action: HEAL Africa. Both books document inspiring stories of people's lives being transformed when God's love is lived out in practical ways. 

Based in Hobart, Jim and his wife Cathy have two girls and a boy.  Jim's passion is to help people grasp the joyful wonders of God's Kingdom good news - and how Jesus' love, truth, justice and mercy impacts the whole of life.

 

Mr Nathan Keen
National Policy Officer

 

Mr Nathan Keen is the National Policy Officer of FamilyVoice Australia. He is married to Alison with one child (so far). He holds a BE (Civil), a Certificate IV in Ministry from MST, and is currently studying for a Master of Divinity degree at the Bible College of South Australia.

Nathan writes about family, marriage, life issues, freedoms, and other similar issues.

Nathan is passionate about seeing the Gospel take full effect in people – real transformation, from the inside out. 

 

Mr Robert Craft Research Assistant

 

Mr Robert Craft is the Research Assistant of FamilyVoice Australia.  He moved to Adelaide from Corowa at the end of 2009 to study 3rd World Development at the University of Adelaide. He holds a Bachelor of Developmental Studies and has specific interest in foreign policy and the development of Kenya.  He enjoys being involved in music ministry as a guitarist at church and is the eldest of five children.

Robert helps FamilyVoice in research, young adult development, networking with other organisations and board reviews.

 

Miss Lauren Potter  Communications Officer

 

Miss Lauren Potter is the Communications Officer of FamilyVoice Australia. She grew up in South Africa. She moved to Australia in 2008 to complete a Double Degree in Law and International Studies at the University of Adelaide by 2012. She was Vice President of the Adelaide University United Nations Society, volunteered with The Oaktree Foundation and is actively involved with Soul Factor Gospel Choir, alongside her passions for writing and theatre. 

Lauren helps FamilyVoice with communications, including research, writing, editing, graphic design, social media and media releases.

 


Miss Jasmine Yow
Communications Officer

 

Miss Jasmine Yow is the Communications Officer of FamilyVoice Australia. She completed with distinction a Bachelor of Journalism degree at the University of South Australia in 2011. She has served as a leader with a campus Christian ministry and is intrigued by the creative arts.

Jasmine helps FamilyVoice with communications, including research, writing, editing, graphic design, social media and media releases.

 


Mr David d'Lima
State Officer South Australia

 

Mr David d'Lima, JP, serves full-time as State Officer of FamilyVoice Australia in South Australia and is a member of the National Executive. He married Debra in 1990 and they have three children.

David graduated from Flinders University with a BTh and from Adelaide University with a Dip Ed. He has worked extensively with young offenders, taught in a Christian primary school, and continues to give specialised lessons on civics and citizenship.

Through deputations over recent years, he has spoken to hundreds of churches and other groups in South Australia and Queensland seeking to equip God's people for ministry as salt and light to the world.

 


Mr Graeme Mitchell
State Officer
New South Wales

 

Mr Graeme Mitchell, BSc M Div, is the State Officer for FamilyVoice Australia in NSW.  He has previously worked in forestry and as an operations manager for NSW national parks - including helping to lead teams fighting bushfires in NSW and Victoria.

Graeme has completed a Master of Divinity degree and has served as a ruling elder in a small Presbyterian denomination for more than 20 years.  He and his wife Anne have four adult children.

Graeme's passion is to encourage God's people to develop a comprehensive Christian world view, grounded in the truth of God's Word - and to see that world view applied to all areas of Australian life and society.

 

  Mr Geoffrey Bullock
State Officer
Queensland

 

Mr Geoffrey Bullock, C Dec, is the State Officer of FamilyVoice Australia in Queensland. Geoffrey gained a ThL from the Australian College of Theology and has served extensively in Christian ministry in NSW and Queensland, including teaching religious instruction in schools and with the Cornerstone Community.

Geoffrey and his wife Robyn live in Toowoomba and have six adult children.

Geoffrey is monitoring public policy issues affecting the family and engaging in dialogue with members of parliament and Christian leaders in Queensland.

 


 Pastor Peter Stevens
State Officer
Victoria
 

 

Pastor Peter Stevens is the State Officer of FamilyVoice Australia in Victoria.  He has experience in the forestry and building industries as well as in Christian ministry and establishing a Bible College.

Peter and his wife Diane have four adult children.

Peter has a great love of Australia and a desire to help people understand God's love, righteousness, truth and purpose.

 
 
  Mr David Lowe
State Officer
Western Australia

 

Mr David Lowe is the State Officer of FamilyVoice Australia in Western Australia.  He holds a BE (Elec) and has worked in the energy sector in many urban and remote areas of Australia.  He has also taken on roles as a community liasion officer, youth worker, high school chaplain and the coordinator of a drug and alcohol intervention program.  He served as a Baptist pastor in the northwest of WA from 2007 to 2011 and has completed a Master of Divinity through the Australian College of Theology.

David married Ruth in 1996 and they have three children.  He has a passion for sound doctrine; sharing the gospel with people from all walks; and challenging Christians to wholeheartedly shine for Christ in every area of private and public life.

 


Mr Rob Nobel
National Administrator

 

Mr Rob Nobel is the National Administrator of FamilyVoice Australia.  He and his wife Wendy have two daughters and four grandchildren.

Rob manages the National Office, prepares budgets and financial reports, and provides administrative support to the National Executive.

He serves in his church on the board and as a singer/musician.

 


Mrs Pip Boyd
National Office Secretary

 

Mrs Pip Boyd is employed as the National Office Secretary of FamilyVoice Australia.  She was born and raised in Adelaide, went to the Heights High School and completed a degree in Education through UniSA. She was married to her husband Leighton in November 2008 and they now live as caretakers at Nunyara Campsite with their cat called Audrey. She and her husband are active members of their congregation.

Pip answers FamilyVoice Australia enquiries by phone, fax and email.  She also assists with a variety of other office tasks, including coordination of monthly mailings.

 

Mrs Hannah 
Aitchison
Project Officer

 

Mrs Hannah Aitchison is employed as the Project Officer of FamilyVoice Australia. She was born and raised in Adelaide, Australia. Hannah attended Tyndale Christian School and then went on to complete three years of a Visual Arts Degree at the University of South Australia. She recently married her husband Jason. Hannah has been actively involved in teaching Sunday School, taking photos for church events, leading her church’s Young Adults group, helping run her church's new Youth program and New Christians classes.

Hannah assists with design work, the FamilyVoice website, communication documents and helping to organise FamilyVoice events.

 

 




 


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