A vibrant community of faith
19 Sweny Drive, Australind, WA 6233

Meet the Team

With a congregation of over 200 people, leadership is important to us. Australind Baptist Church has a team that helps our church run effectively.

Staff

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Richard Foster
Senior Pastor

 

Where born: England
Experience: I now serve as the senior pastor of Australind Baptist Church. My work history includes periods of employment as a public servant, administrator of a maximum security prison, company director and manager of a number of companies as well as a dish washer, delivery driver, process server , builders labourer and groundsman. Many of these latter positions were while being bi- vocational in the religious and not for profit sector. I have served in a volunteer capacity as a pastor to ex prostitutes and as founder of an eating disorder support network. I have also served on a number of boards and committees in conjunction with my passion for social justice. I am founder and Board member of Jambo! A cooperative endeavour between Australind Baptist Church and Church and Community leaders in rural Kenya seeking to advance the kingdom of God by sustainable business practices.
Married to Roslyn and we have six children.
Passionate about: The integration of faith and work. I have been a lecturer and academic advisor in business and management and in Biblical studies. 

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Sharon Guy
Playgroup Coordinator

 

Where born: Bunbury WA
Experience: My initial training was as a Registered Nurse and I ended up specialising in paediatrics. I’ve always loved working with children and enjoyed becoming the mother of four children. My experience of working with children in the church setting started with me helping out in Sunday School as a teenager and progressed to teaching once my own children started in Kids church. I’ve taught and coordinated Children’s ministries at Applecross Church of Christ, Karratha Baptist and Australind Baptist. I’ve also coordinated Playgroups at South Perth Church of Christ and now at Australind Baptist Church. 
Married to Shaun and we have four children.
Passionate about: Serving and loving families to see them grow in their relationship with Christ; supporting parents as they teach the next generation and generations to come.

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Nyssa Millington
Administrator

 

Where born: NSW, Australia
Experience: Lots of things tech, bookkeeping, communications, designing websites, social media, constitutions. I have served on various not for profit boards over the years in various roles, and have served as Australind Baptist Church’s administrator since May 2016.
Married to Ross and we have three children, aged 13 to 10.
Passionate about: Financial literacy, enjoying nature, and seeing the church equipped to do mission locally.

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Geoff Harrison
Chaplain

 

Where born: WA, Australia
Experience: I’m a qualified photographer but have spent many years volunteering in young peoples ministry and camps. I have a Cert IV in Pastoral Care, and I’m qualified in Youth Mental Health First Aid and Gatekeepers. I am currently working for YouthCare as a School Chaplain two day’s a week, studying Christian Ministry, and I am on volunteer staff with the church.
Married to Jenni and we have two adult children
Passionate about:  Making disciples for Christ by encouraging, empowering, and equipping our church family to reach into our community and share God’s love. I’m encouraged about how Alpha has changed the lives of those who have attended.

Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

Ministries

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Brett Shortland
Worship Team

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Clint Plumley
Youth

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Ryan Smoker
Ministry of Sport Southwest

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Nyssa Millington
CAP Money Course, Emergency Food Pantry

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Geoff Harrison
Alpha, Australind Family Christmas Carols

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Laurette LeCras
Hospitality, Meals with Love

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Sharon Guy
Playgroup

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Richard Foster
Jambo (Ministry in Kenya), Mentors in Schools

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Matt Spinelli
Men’s Ministry