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BOARD & GOVERNANCE
FROM THE STATE DIRECTOR
My own memories and faith walk has SU WA woven through it. From being a camp kid at Camp Geographe, to family holidays spent at busy bees and Beach Missions, to the lifelong friendships and deeper faith experiences that came out of these times, all shaped me in a positive way.
It is now my turn and privilege to guide the next generation to live with spirit! Life as it was intended to be lived by God. Love as it is shown to us by Jesus Christ in the Bible. Faith as an ongoing, deepening personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, growing in maturity.
As I give thanks to God for the part SU WA has played in my own story, I am amazed and inspired that so many tens of thousands of other people have had similar experiences, Thanks for being a part of such a powerful ministry.
This group is elected by the SU Membership. The SU membership is made of active SU WA volunteers and pledged financial and prayer supporters of the movement.
Chris (Chip) Dallin
Chris has been on the on the SU board for 3 years. He first became involved with Scripture Union about 30 years ago initially as a camper on High School camps and later as a camp director of a few different school holiday camps. Today he runs his own Finance Broking business after spending 18 years as a Police Officer. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce from UWA after high school. Chris is married to Rebecca and has 3 daughters and a son. They attend Lake Gwelup Christian Church where Chris is an Elder and they both serve in different areas of church ministry.
I am a primary school teacher, having worked in independent and public schools over the last 31 years, having also previously enjoyed teaching Christian Religious Education in my local primary school. I was first involved in SU as a young leader at summer family festivals and then, for 15 years, I loved being a part of the leadership team at Augusta Turners Family Festival. I am particularly thankful for the blessing SU camps and festivals have had on our three children and how they are now continuing to serve as adult leaders. With my husband Michael, I worship at St Matthew’s Anglican Church in Shenton Park.
Dave works as an Engineering Manager for Horizon Power working on system plans and renewable energy technology development for WA’s regional energy systems. Dave
attends Nations church and loves paddling in his spare time. His first involvement with SU was with Canoemups and Sailing camps as a young child when his parents were leaders. And for the last 20 years Dave has continued this involvement, recognising the fantastic life changing impact of the SU ‘spirit filled’ environment on young peoples’ lives.
Philippa Boldy is a strong supporter of the work of SU WA. She is an experienced practitioner, supervisor and leader within the community based not-for-profit social services sector, where she is currently employed as the Director of Services at Anglicare WA. She has a Diploma of Management, Grad Dip in Advanced Social Work Practice, a Bachelor of Social Work and Post Grad Certificate in Social Impact. She is passionate about the development of leadership and managers within the youth and community services sector, and has a keen interest in the development of clarity of purpose and the demonstration of impact. Philippa’s approach is characterised by energy, good humour, sensitivity, insight, keen analytical skills and a deep passion for social justice. She and her family are members of Mt Pleasant Uniting Church, where they have been connected for 24 years. Her connection to Scripture Union began as a 15 year old Canoemup camper and since then has involved connection primarily to SU’s camping programs.
Matt’s first involvement with Scripture Union was as a camper in 1993, since then he has been a strong supporter of various ministries and owes much of his faith development to the relationships and experiences as a camper, leader and team leader on various programs. He is keen to see the work of Scripture Union continue to assist people to better understand God’s love. Matt met his wife Ali on a Scripture Union program, together they share in the joys of parenting two young girls. Matt has worked in secondary schools for 14 years. In his current role he is primarily engaged in the pastoral care of students and leading a team of staff. Although this keeps him busy, he still enjoys teaching in his two areas of interest, Biblical Studies and Furniture Making. Outside of work, his hobbies include paddling, hiking, camping and tinkering in the shed. Matt has a Bachelor in Secondary Education and a Masters in Educational Leadership.
Bethany’s involvement with SU WA includes twelve years with Augusta Family Festival, as well as various other programs including LEAD, CHIC camp and Warriuka. This involvement has had a significant impact on her faith journey. Bethany is married to Matt, who she met while leading on an SU camp. They are part of Forrestdale Gospel Community, where they continue to learn and grow in following Jesus within their local community, together with the joy of raising their daughter. Bethany is an Occupational Therapist and has worked in the mental health and disability sectors. She currently works as Cultural Diversity Coordinator for Rocky Bay, exploring exploring how staff and customer cultural needs can be valued and respected. Bethany has a strong interest in community development and justice in all areas of life, and greatly values the diverse work that SU WA does.
Emma’s journey with Scripture Union began on Sailing Camp when she was 15. Now, she leads on Sailing Camp every year with her husband Theo and many other friends gathered along the way, and also directs Autumn CHIC Camp. Emma is passionate about getting young people in WA involved with holiday camps and providing opportunities for them to meet Jesus because of the impact that camps have had on her own life and her faith. Emma is a primary school teacher and also enjoys travelling, spending time with friends and family and being creative. She and her husband currently attend Red Door Community Church, where Emma serves on the youth team. Theo and Emma also welcomed their first son, Zac, into the world in March 2019, and are thoroughly enjoying being new parents!
Tony is a Chartered Accountant who spent the summer of 2016 volunteering within the Scripture Union WA finance team supporting various improvement projects. Tony is currently working at Murdoch University as Associate Director for Finance Services and has previously worked for a large multi-national engineering firm as well as spending 7 years as an auditor. Tony is married to Adeline and together with their three young children are members of Mount Pleasant Uniting Church.
Emily’s SU journey started on Sailing Camp as a year 11 camper and she began junior-leading the same year. Since then Emily has been involved in leading on various holiday camps, Leavers Ningaloo, and now directs Camp vs Wild. She is passionate about bringing people and resources together in environments which create opportunities for conversations about God, life, and faith. When not busy planning or leading on a camp, she fills her time studying medicine at Notre Dame, volunteering with St John Ambulance, coaching, and swimming. Emily’s background is in sport and fitness with a Bachelor of Exercise, Sport, and Rehabilitation and various casual and volunteer positions in the industry. She attends Red Door Community Church and enjoys all sorts of outdoor pursuits, logic and word puzzles, and spending time with family, friends, and furry animals.
Emily is a trained Social Worker, accredited and trained Minister, and a trained Executive Coach. She currently works with Novus Global, an elite executive coaching firm. Her passion is to see people thrive in God’s purposes for themselves & to bring about God’s redemptive purpose in everything she does. Emily is from Tennessee and has lived in Perth for 15 years with her Australian husband. They now have their hands full with a beautifully cheeky 2-year old little boy. You can find them having babycinos, catching up with friends and taking slow-paced life-discovery walks in their free time.