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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. Blessings. Kent Morgan

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The SU Cabinet group are the Governance board of SU WA.

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.

Dave Stephens

Chairperson

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. Dave also enjoys creating spare time in which to do more paddling. 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.

Bethany Cunningham

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 a Warriuka camp. They are part of Forrestdale Gospel Community, where they continue to learn and grow in following Jesus within their local community. Bethany is an Occupational Therapist and has worked in the mental health and disability sectors, currently working as a Project Coordinator for Rocky Bay. Her role involves looking at ways to improve mutual engagement with Aboriginal people. 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.

Belinda Hotchkin

Belinda is a primary school teacher, having worked in independent and public schools over the last 28 years. She particularly enjoys teaching Christian Religious Education in her local primary school and drama for a friend whenever the need arrises. Belinda was first involved in SU as a young leader at summer family festivals and, for the last 15 years she has loved being a part of the leadership team at Augusta Family Festival.  Belinda is particularly thankful for the impact SU camps and festivals have had on her children. Belinda has been a member of St Matthew’s Anglican Church in Shenton Park since 1994.

Chris (Chip) Dallin

Chris first became involved with Scripture Union over 25 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 Scarborough Church of Christ where Chris has played an active role in the current development taking place on site with Bethanie Aged Care and they serve in different areas of church ministry.

Matt Kirby

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.

Philippa Boldy

Philippa Boldy is an experienced practitioner, supervisor and leader within the community based not-for-profit social services sector, with a background in youth work, outreach, case management, homelessness and out-of-home-care services. She has a Diploma of Management, Grad Dip in Advanced Social Work Practice, a Bachelor of Social Work and is currently completing a Post Grad Certificate in Social Impact through the UWA Business School. She is passionate about the development of leadership and managers within the youth and community services sector, and 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 active 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.

Emma Shaw

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. She and her husband currently attend Red Door Community Church, where Emma serves on the youth team. Emma is a primary school teacher and also enjoys travelling, spending time with friends and family and being creative.

Tony Pine

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.