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

Malcolm Watts
Interim National Director
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Malcolm Watts

Interim National Director

Malcolm moved to Sydney with his family in 2016 after 15 years serving with SIM overseas. He has a passion to see people open to God’s use of them in reaching the unreached with the good news of Jesus.  Malcolm’s story reflects this in making his accounting skills available to work in cross cultural mission by serving people.  After three years as finance director he was asked to take on the role of interim national director for SIM Australia.  “It is a privilege to lead a team of fellow Christians committed to the task of global mission, through the enabling and supporting of people willing to say ‘Yes’ to God’s call on their lives.”

Deanna Richey
Personnel & Member Care Director
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Deanna Richey

Personnel & Member Care Director
Deanna serves as Personnel and Member Care Director in SIM Australia’s Executive team. She provides leadership, coaching, expertise and support to the team responsible for candidate procession, pastoral care for missionaries and people development and training. This vital role contributes significantly towards providing holistic care for SIM Australia workers and supporting them through the ‘lifecycle’ of serving as a missionary.
Steve Early
Mobilisation and Training Director
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Steve Early

Mobilisation and Training Director
Steve’s role is to oversee the Regional Ministry Directors, Projects Coordinator, and Church Engagement Coordinator. He also serves as the Training Coordinator for SIM Australia.
Steve and his wife Terry previously served with SIM in Ethiopia between 1987 and 2008.  Prior to that Steve was involved with agricultural development in West Africa. They remain active in cross-cultural ministry.
 
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.