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About Us - Team


Dr David Phillips
National Director

Dr David Phillips is National Director 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 Director 
Tasmania

 

 

 

Mr Jim Collins, B Min, BSc, is the National Development Officer and Tasmania Branch Director 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 Damian Wyld National
Policy Officer

 

 

Mr Damian Wyld is the National Policy Officer for FamilyVoice Australia. He is married with three sons and one daughter. 

Damian holds a BA (Hons) with joint honours in politics and history and has worked as a pro-family advocate for over a decade.

He also serves as an elected member of local government in north-eastern Adelaide and, together with his family, is actively involved in church and charitable work.

Damian supervises FamilyVoice’s policy and communications team.

 

Mr Nathan Keen
National
Information Officer

 

Mr Nathan Keen is the National Information Officer of FamilyVoice Australia. He is married to Alison with two children. 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 holds a Bachelor of Developmental Studies and has specific interest in foreign policy and developmental challenges in Africa.  He enjoys being involved in his churches music ministry and is married to Bronwyn.

Robert’s responsibilities include research, board reviews and submission writing.

 

  Mr Ian Miller Communications Officer

 

Mr Ian Miller is the Communications Officer of FamilyVoice Australia. Coming from a background in electronics, he returned to university in 2012 to study a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing and Publishing. He is married to Leanne and has two beautiful young daughters.

Ian's responsibilities include producing FamilyVoice publications.  He is also actively involved in the music ministry at his church.

 


Mr David d'Lima
State Director South Australia

 

Mr David d'Lima, JP, serves full-time as State Director of FamilyVoice Australia in South Australia. 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.

 

Dr David Sandifer
State Director 
New South Wales

 

Dr David Sandifer, BA, MDiv, MPhil, PhD, is the State Director for FamilyVoice Australia in NSW.  He is married to Cathie, and they have two children, Annabelle and Josiah.

David was an Anglican minister in the US for 13 years and has been awarded a Cambridge PhD in history after studying changes in morality in 19th century Britain.  

David has a conviction to bear witness to the lordship of Christ in every area of life.  His passion is to communicate this winsomely and persuasively to wider society.

 

  

Mr Andrew Lawton
State Director 
Queensland

 

Mr Andrew Lawton, BMin, BTh(Hons), GradDipEd, MA(Theol), is the State Director of FamilyVoice Australia in Queensland. He is married to Karmel and they live in Brisbane with their four children.

Andrew worked for the Australian Taxation Office for over ten years before taking on the challenge of full-time Christian ministry. He has since pastored several Baptist churches in Queensland. He is also a registered school teacher with contract and supply teaching experience in Queensland primary and high schools.

Andrew is convinced that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has the power to transform lives for God’s glory, and that the life and witness of Christians should be salt and light in our community and a blessing for the entire world.

 

 


 Mr Peter Stevens
State Director 
Victoria
 

 

Mr Peter Stevens is the State Director 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 Director 
Western Australia

 

Mr David Lowe is the State Director 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 Martin Webb
Research Assistant 
Tasmania

 

Mr Martin Webb is FamilyVoice Research Assistant in Tasmania. He is married to his best friend Penny and is the proud father of three daughters.

Martin has worked as a Laboratory Technician in one of Hobart’s senior secondary colleges for the past 31 years.

In response to their concern at the decline of moral standards of Australia, and as a result of their pastor’s encouragement, Martin & Penny worked from 2012-2014 (part-time) as Life and Family Advocates for Cornerstone Presbyterian Church.

In what spare time he has, Martin enjoys family outings, reading, listening to 70s and 80s music and watching soccer.

 

 

Mr Michael Bowker
National Office Manager

 

Mr Michael Bowker is the National Office Manager of FamilyVoice Australia. He and his wife Jeán live in Adelaide and they have two children.

Michael worked as a management consultant for over ten years before commencing part-time theology and ministry studies at the Bible College of South Australia. He is passionate about the gospel and how it impacts Christians in the broader society.

Michael is actively involved in children’s ministry at his church, and also preaches occasionally.

 

Mr Ben
Stefanoff
Project Officer 

 

Mr Ben Stefanoff is employed as the Project Officer of FamilyVoice Australia.  He and his wife have one daughter.

Ben is responsible for maintaining organisational policy and procedures, and carries out several important administrative duties.

He enjoys theatre and music.

 

 

Mrs Hannah Lee
National Office Secretary

 

Mrs Hannah Lee is employed as the National Office Secretary of FamilyVoice Australia.  She was born in South Australia, went to Brighton High School and completed an Honours in Linguistics through Adelaide University. She was married to her husband Gabriel in November 2007 and their 5 year old son Ethan was born in Singapore. She and her husband are active members of their congregation.

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

 

 




 


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