OUR LEADERS

“Jesus made clear to James and John that high position in the Kingdom of God is reserved for those whose hearts, even the secret places where no one else probes, are qualified.” (Oswald Sanders) All spiritual leaders should apply themselves diligently to becoming and staying qualified in accordance with Biblical principles of leadership:
God fearing | Capable & Competent | Honesty with integrity | Incorruptible, immune to bribery | Well respected, trusted with good reputation | Full of the Holy Spirit | Full of wisdom | Prepared to be closely examined (Accountability) | Seasoned Spiritual leadership
Collaboration, respect, humility, excellence are hallmarks of good leaders. (1 Timothy 3:8-12, Exodus 18:21, 2 Peter 1:5-1, 1st Timothy 3:6, Luke 12:48) 
To whom much has been committed, of them will more be asked.  Such is the role of spiritual leaders.  Development in these areas is not automatic for Christians.  Rather it is the growth that is experienced through the trials, joys and life experience of the leader.
 
PRESIDENT – STEVE GOODS
 
Steve is married to his best friend Lee and they have three adult children. Steve was teaching as a secondary school when he felt the call to ministry. After graduating from Avondale, Steve pastored in his home state of Victoria before accepting a call to come across the Nullarbor to serve in Western Australia. He has enjoyed pastoring in Perth and working with his fellow pastors as ministerial secretary.
 
“I’ve chosen to accept to serve as president of the WA Conference because I again felt the call of God to serve Him in this leadership role. My natural inclination was to say no, but Jesus Christ is the one who gives me confidence and peace to handle this new responsibility. I believe that I can work with the team of lay people and pastors under the leadership of the Holy Spirit to make a difference with and for Jesus and His kingdom”
 
Steve was elected into office in 2017, replacing Pr Terry Johnson as president of the Western Australian Conference. We are blessed to have in Steve a president who knows his pastors better than most others and are privileged to be led by him.
 
 
 
SECRETARY – LESLEIGH BOWER
 
Lesleigh is a born and raised West Australian who commenced the role of General Secretary in September 2017. Lesleigh completed a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Asian Studies (Japanese Specialist) at Murdoch University in 2011 and was admitted as a solicitor in March 2013. While in private practice, Lesleigh practiced predominantly in civil litigation, commercial law, wills and estates and native title law. She particularly enjoyed working with Traditional Owners from across Western Australia as they sought recognition of  their native title rights and interests and protection of significant sites and other heritage places.
 
Lesleigh serves as the company secretary for the three companies operated by the Western Australian Conference (these include, church, schools and aged and disability care). She attributes her training and experience to God’s leading in her life and hopes that the application of these skills in her current role will assist the Good News of Jesus’ soon return to impact the Western Australian community in real and tangible ways.
 
“I serve as General Secretary in the Western Australian Conference because I want to give back to the community which has encouraged, grown and mentored me throughout my life. I also believe that faith and justice are inextricably linked, so I hope to play a part in encouraging our church to consider and respond to the great need of those who are less fortunate than we are in our respective spheres of influence. The Adventist Church has an amazing message which compels us to advocate for hope, restoration and reconciliation in our communities. I am happy to serve in a role which allows me to contribute to the practical manifestation of that message.”
 
Lesleigh was elected into office in 2017, replacing Pr Sid Griffith as General Secretary of the Western Australian Conference.
 
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER – PETER DOSE
 
Peter is happily married to Letitia, with three great children. Peter graduated from Avondale College and lived in  Melbourne where he was an accountant for Sanitarium. A few years later, Sanitarium moved them to the Central Coast of NSW where Peter then worked at the head office for 7 years in various roles.
 
“I’ve accepted the call to serve as CFO of the WA Conference because I enjoy working for God in whatever setting He asks of me. Working with the WA Conference in this capacity mixes my love of finance with my love of serving the church and this is extremely fulfilling for me”
 
By the time Kaylee and Jayvin arrived, they decided it was time to move back to Letitia’s home state of Western Australia. Peter secured a finance job with Goodman Fielder (Baking Division) where he worked for a few years before moving on to various financial and business analyst roles with Gold Corporation and the Perth Mint before accepting his current role as Chief Financial officer for the Western Australian Conference.
 
Peter was re-elected as CFO to the Western Australian Conference in September 2017. This is his second term as CFO for the Conference and we are blessed to have him on our team.
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