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    Director of Mission & Ministries

    With the authority invested to this position by Union Council, the Director of Mission and Ministries (DoMM) is responsible for the development and leadership of the vision and mission of the Baptist Denomination in Victoria. With the vision to ‘Advance the Kingdom of God by empowering church leaders for mission’, the DoMM’s role is to champion the message and the strategies developed to progress this vision.

    The DoMM is responsible for overseeing 5 key strategies for achieving this vision:

    • Pastoral support oversight and Church health capacity development for all pastors and leaders
    • Management and oversight of the BUV Support office teams and staff
    • Facilitating networking between churches, agencies and the BUV support office
    • Contributing to discussion on public issues as a spokesperson on behalf of Baptist Churches and resourcing and empowering churches to engage in social issues
    • Management of the BUV support office service provision consistent with approved procedures and policies and within the Union Council approved budgets.
    • The role of the DoMM exists to be the cheerleader and head of the support team to empower Baptist pastors and leaders across Victoria to Advance the Kingdom of God through effective local mission.

    P: (03) 9880 6188
    E: lyn.williams@buv.com.au
    T: @DBullockBUV

    Rev Daniel Bullock, Director of Mission & Ministries

    Rev Daniel Bullock is the Director of Mission & Ministries at the Baptist Union of Victoria (BUV), a position he took up in February 2012.

    Before commencing at the Baptist Union of Victoria Daniel was the Senior Pastor at Essendon Baptist Community Church, a position he held from August 2007 to February 2012. Daniel also worked at NewHope Baptist Church for 11 years as the Senior Associate Pastor where he served in a number of roles, overseeing a large staff team and diverse ministries. Prior to NewHope, Daniel served as the Interim Pastor at Berwick Community Baptist Church. His key strengths are in the areas of strategy and staff development, preaching, teaching and coaching emerging leaders.

    Daniel commenced his working life as an electrical linesman for the Heidelberg City Council Electricity Supply and then the State Electricity Commission. He worked as a linesman for 11 years before responding to God’s call on his life to pastoral ministry and ordination.

    At the age of 26 Daniel had a transformational encounter with God which eventually led him to study a Bachelor of Ministry at the Bible College of Victoria, followed by the process of ordination training at Whitely College, and ultimately into his calling as a local church pastor. Daniel was ordained in 2000 and subsequently completed a Master of Arts in Church Leadership at the Australian College of Ministry in 2007. He is married to Derynne and they have a teenage son, Matthew.

    Lyn Williams, Executive Assistant to the Director of Mission & Ministries

    Lyn provides administrative support to Daniel and manages his schedule. She is also the contact person for Advisory Board related matters. Lyn’s employment background encompasses a variety of roles including pastoral ministry, administration support/office management and instrumental music teaching. Lyn brings well-developed organisational and relational skills to her role in supporting Daniel. She is his first point of contact and can be reached on 9880 6188 or lyn.williams@buv.com.au during office hours, Monday to Friday.

    Gayle Hill, Director of Ordination

    Gayle provides assistance, support and responsibility for overall improvement and development of the processes involved in Ordination within the Baptist Union. She has been in pastoral ministry for the past 16 years, and brings experience and knowledge of pastoral leadership from a range of contexts, including a regional large church, revitalisation of a suburban church and now pioneering a missional church in the inner city of Melbourne. Gayle’s background has been in counselling, community development, palliative care and adult education. She can be contacted on Gayle.Hill@buv.com.au

    Sylvia West, Office Manager

    Sylvia’s main function as Office Manager is to ensure the smooth operation of the BUV office. This includes organising the maintenance and upkeep of the building and its contents and ensuring the office is a safe environment to work in. She is the first point of contact for external enquiries to the BUV office (via phone and email) and making sure they are dealt with in a timely manner. Sylvia has been living in Melbourne for five years after relocating from Queensland in 2011. Her employment background is in administration support before commencing as Office Manager at the BUV office in May 2016.

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