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Director of Mission & Ministries of the Baptist Union of Victoria
Senior Pastor at Essendon Baptist Church, Senior Associate Pastor at NewHope Baptist Church, Interim Pastor at Berwick Baptist Church
Member of Essendon Baptist Church
Council member since March 2012
Special responsibilities: Member of Advisory Board, Member of Pastoral Leadership Selection Committee, Chair of Professional Standards Group.

BA (Hons), LLB, B.Theol – Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of
Victoria & the High Court of Australia

Paul is a Lawyer with almost 30 years’ experience. He has been a Principal of Lewis Holdway Lawyers in Melbourne since 1999. He is a lifelong Baptist with time at North Carlton, Heathmont, Brunswick & South Yarra before the last 5 years at Sanctuary in Warrnambool. Paul has a Theology Degree from Whitley College with majors in Systematic Theology and Pastoral Care. His main legal work is in resolving disputes and institutional abuse cases. In 2010 he received the Law Institute of Victoria President’s Award for Access to Justice.


Head of Finance & Administration and Secretary of the Baptist Union of Victoria.
Over 19 years in corporate business management with focus across strategic, operations, administration and finance functions.
Six years’ experience in Executive Leadership in Not-For-Profit sector with special focus in combining operational strategy, governance and administrative management expertise.
Former Head of Operations – Crossway LifeCare Ltd. (until Jan.2017)
Former Ex-officio member – Crossway LifeCare Finance Committee (until Jan. 2017)
Former Assistant General Manager / Corporate Secretary – TSI Contracts Inc. (until 2008)
Member and BUV delegate – Crossway Baptist Church
Member- Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)
Council member since February 2017


Daryl Kilker Senior Pastor, at Frankston Forest Baptist Church since 2021 after serving at Pakenham Baptist Church as the Senior Pastor from 2008-2021. Prison Fellowship, 1980-1991. Attended Ouachita Baptist University, USA. Pastoring various Baptist churches since 1982. Led short mission trips to Mexico and Philippians. Partnered in three church plants. Member of various committees: local government, school and small college boards. Eternal Gold 2000 Olympic Outreach Committee. Special responsibilities: member of Audit and Risk Committee. Darryl has served on Union Council since 2014.


Over twenty-five years experience in the banking industry.
Current Member of Syndal Baptist Church since 2004, including a 6 year appointment on Council as Treasurer.
Previous member of Frankston Forest Baptist Church and Sale Baptist Church. Previous Treasurer at Frankston Forest Baptist Church. Served on Audit and Risk of the BUV 2011 to June 2016. Completed an Executive MBA. 

Cert. Bus (RMIT), Grad Dip of Management (USQ), MAICD, FAIML

Mick joined the BUV council in 2016. He has over 40 years of business and management experience. For 18 years, until the end of 2015, Mick was regional CEO (Australasia and North Asia) of Agility Logistics, a global top 10 logistics company. Mick now spends his time as an Advisory Board Member and Director of a number of private companies involved in industries including Transport and Logistics, Business Investment and Technology. He also serves as Vice Chair (Chair Elect) of CBM Australia, and Non Executive Director of Baptist World Aid (previous Chair from 2011 to 2016). Mick was previously a Director and Vice Chair of Business for Millennium Development from 2010 to 2015, and Chair of Eastern College Australia (Formerly Tabor Victoria) from 2009 to 2014. Mick is a member of Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. Mick and his wife Annette worship at Syndal Baptist Melbourne.


David has been involved in church ministry since 2000 and is currently the Senior Pastor at Dandenong Baptist Church. Prior to this, David previously worked as the Youth and Young Adults pastor at Waverley Baptist Church. He was ordained in 2013 with his Diploma in Ministry (Ridley College), Bachelor of Theology and Master of Theological Studies at Whitley College. David later received his Doctorate of Philosophy from IICM in Florida, USA (2015).
Born in India, David migrated to Australia on a student visa. He discerned God calling him to ministry and changed career to follow God’s calling. He has experienced first-hand the challenges of migration, and finding his place within an Australian Church. This leads him to empathise with new migrants and to understand the complexities within a multicultural church.
He is passionate about serving in diverse communities and bringing cultures together as a united and vibrant body of Christ that seeks to serve others. David finds great joy in teaching, counselling and seeing people grow in their relationships with God and each other. This love of teaching sees him currently investing in future pastors as an ordination candidate supervisor and also as part of the ordination discernment group committee
David is married to Ihara and they have three children. 

B Bus (Admin), Grad Dip IR and HRM, Cert IV Project Management, GAICD

Over 20 years experience in various HR roles, primarily in the banking and finance industry. Non-Executive Director of Baptist Financial Services (BFS) board (since 2015), and Chair BFS Board Governance and Remuneration Committee (since 2019). Recent Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Sally is a worshipping member of New Peninsula Baptist Church, with her husband and daughter. Previously member of Ashburton Baptist.



Christine has been involved in church leadership and ministry for over 30 years, including being a Church Health Consultant with the Baptist Union of Victoria up until July 2022. Christine is passionate about supporting the local church to be a healthy, vibrant and effective community of disciplines.
Christine currently leads a consultancy business focussed on the safety of vulnerable people. She works with religious, not-for-profit and community service organisations to ensure vulnerable people are safe from harm. Christine has strong governance and risk mitigation experience within the church and human services sector.
Christine’s ministry involvement includes serving in her local church, Encounter Baptist, and leading the Australia/New Zealand region for the ministry of Accessible Prophecy. Accessible Prophecy seeks to equip churches to develop strong, biblically based frameworks to engage safely with the prophetic. Christine is involved in co-hosting The Prophecy Project Podcast for Accessible Prophecy.
Christine is married to David and has two adult children and one grandson. She loves watching the footy (especially seeing Geelong win), going to the gym, travelling and spending time with family.



No fees are paid for serving as a Council member.