Our Team

Our multicultural team share a common passion to reach out to the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

SIM Australia operations are led by our National Director, Dr Omar Djoeandy with the help of the Board and Executive Leadership Team. We have over 20 committed team members and many volunteers who offer their time and talents to help fulfil our mission.

SIM Australia is based in Penshurst, NSW, but is represented by regional staff and volunteers throughout Australia. 

Executive Team

Dr Omar Djoeandy
National Director SIM Australia
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Dr Omar Djoeandy

National Director SIM Australia
Dr. Omar Djoeandy is ethnically Chinese, born in Indonesia and an Australian since 10.  He studied Medicine at University of NSW and Theology in Kenya.  He has worked as a General Practitioner in Sydney and as Associate Pastor at Nairobi Chapel, Kenya when it grew from 800 to over 2,000.  During that time Omar published his book “Redefining Success” (2002).  He has served as the National Director of SIM Australia since 2004.  He is passionate for SIM Australia to facilitate more people, prayer and funds for Christ’s global mission, especially to the unreached in difficult countries.
He is married to Kay and they have three children.
 
Bob Cole
Deputy Director
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Bob Cole

Deputy Director
As Deputy Director, Bob supports the National Director and other department managers.  Bob served as a missionary in Thailand and has been involved in Christian ministry for over 35 years. He serves as a ‘home staff missionary’ based in Sydney.
Stan Richey
National Ministry/Personnel Director
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Stan Richey

National Ministry/Personnel Director
Stan provides leadership to our Ministry team who mobilise Christians to serve in mission, facilitate pastoral care to missionaries, and partner with Australian churches. Stan’s focus is on coaching and speaking at churches about cross-cultural mission. Originally from the United States, Stan and his wife Deanna serve SIM as ‘home staff missionaries’ based in Melbourne.
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Mal Watts
Finance Director
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Mal Watts

Finance Director
Mal provides leadership to our Finance team including administering support for our missionaries including field and home staff, transferring funds to SIM field offices and overseeing our independent financial audits. Mal and his wife Jenny served as SIM missionaries in Burkina Faso at the SIM field office. Having returned to Australia, Mal has joined us in Sydney as a ‘home staff missionary’.
Jason Lau
Partner Relations Director
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Jason Lau

Partner Relations Director
Jason provides leadership to our Partner Relations team who handle communications, donor relations and fundraising mission and projects.