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Looking for an experienced speaker to engage your church or group about mission? SIM Representatives in NSW/ACT, VIC/TAS, SA/WA/NT, QLD are available as guest speakers for mission events, youth groups, prayer groups, and other ministry events.
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National

Malcolm Watts
National Director
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Malcolm Watts

National Director
Mal’s passion is to see people in God’s service as part of the global mission endeavour to make Christ known to the least reached.  As national director Mal leads the team that helps to make this happen for Aussie Christians.  Mal’s own story shows that when one is available to God, an individual’s skills, talents and training can play a vital role as a disciple maker for Jesus in cross cultural mission.  A combination of education and experience in accounting, missiology and international development have equipped and shaped Mal for the role he has in SIM Australia. He and his wife Jenny, are graduates of MST/BCV and served with SIM in West Africa for 13 years.
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NSW/ACT

Dr Omar Djoeandy
Missions Engagement Consultant
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Dr Omar Djoeandy

Missions Engagement Consultant
Omar is ethnically Chinese, born in Indonesia and an Australian since the age of 10. His career includes Medical Doctor in Australia and Kenya; Associate Pastor at Nairobi Chapel, Kenya when it grew from 800 to 2000; and National Director of SIM Australia (2004-2019). Omar has preached in 15 countries. He has equipped churches, organisations and people in leadership, cross-cultural mission, discerning God’s new things and experiencing the God-factor.  
In December 2020, he self-published Redefining Success according to Jesus (redefiningsuccess.com.au). He loves helping others avoid harmful definitions of success and connect with the real Jesus. He believes we can refute worldly success and exchange the ‘never enough syndrome’ for contentment, courage, purpose, generosity and community; and more significantly, be a success in the eyes of Jesus.
He is married to Kay, a counsellor, and they have three young adult children.
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David Fauchon
NSW/ACT/QLD Regional Ministry Director
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David Fauchon

NSW/ACT/QLD Regional Ministry Director

David and his wife Michelle, along with their four children, served in Santiago, Chile with SIM from 2009 to 2014. They were helping churches strengthen their ministries to families through marriage preparation, marriage courses, parenting courses and evangelism.
David currently serves as NSW/ACT/QLD Regional Ministry Director. David is able to talk about Mission from the perspective of someone who has served on the field and now in a sending capacity as well. His perspective is both practical and recent.
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Brett Flippence
NSW Mobiliser
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Brett Flippence

NSW Mobiliser
Now serving as a Mission Mobiliser, Brett encourages and engages with believers in NSW & ACT to take the Gospel to communities where Christ is least known. Brett experiences great joy in encouraging, challenging and partnering with others in God’s mission of sending workers into the harvest field.



QLD

Jay Knight
Regional Ministry Director QLD
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Jay Knight

Regional Ministry Director QLD
Jay is from America.  He met his wife, who is from QLD, while serving in mission in Haiti.  He served as a mission leader at an American church before joining SIM and serving in South East Asia for 6.5 years where they partnered with local missionaries to serve communities where Christ is least known.  Jay’s been mobilising in QLD since March of 2017 and now serving as the Regional Ministry Director  for Queensland.  His heart is to see the multi-ethnic community of God’s children reflecting Jesus’ grace and love to the nations. 
Doreen Thomas
Personnel Director
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Doreen Thomas

Personnel Director
Doreen is the newly appointed Personnel Director for SIM Australia. As a young Christian, Doreen served in Latin America, Europe and Australasia for six years before attending Bible College in Canada. She returned to Australia to study for a Bachelor of Education and then moved into hospitality after marrying and starting a family. Since then, Doreen has continued to serve on short term mission trips and has led the mission team at her church for many years. Doreen has also completed her counselling certification, specialising in grief and loss. Doreen's passion is counselling and training, believing strongly in the importance of "connection" between those on the field and those at home.
Doreen is available as a speaker for mission events, conferences and women's ministries.



SA/WA/NT

Jeni Ward
SA/WA/NT Regional Ministry Director
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Jeni Ward

SA/WA/NT Regional Ministry Director
Jeni currently serves as the SA/WA/NT Regional Ministry Director. She previously served under SIM Canada in the home office and then short term in South Sudan before marrying her husband Thomas, settling in Australia and then serving in Ethiopia as a family. Since their return from Ethiopia she has been involved in mobilisation with the SIM Australia team. With experience in a diverse range of ministry contexts and experiences, Jeni’s heart is to see people seek and discover their place in God’s mission here on earth. 
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.
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Alan Millhouse
Across Ministries Lead
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Alan Millhouse

Across Ministries Lead
Across facilitates mission workers within Australia to reach communities that are yet to hear the Gospel, such as migrants, refugees and university students.
“Across is focused on supporting Christian diaspora and cross-cultural workers to reach out to different unreached ethnic communities living in Australia.” - Alan Millhouse
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VIC/TAS

Deanna Richey
Member Care Specialist
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Deanna Richey

Member Care Specialist
Deanna came as a missionary church planter to Australia in 2001. She has served alongside husband Stan in pastoral leadership since 1993, joining SIM in 2009. Having raised four TCKs, she completed an MA in Member Care before serving on SIM Australia’s Executive Leadership Team as Director of Personnel & Member Care for three years. She is an active member of the Global Member Care Network, and has published research on supporting special needs in mission, as well as a contributing author in Disability in Mission. 
Neil Sim
Regional Ministry Director VIC/TAS
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Neil Sim

Regional Ministry Director VIC/TAS
Neil has over 10 years field experience in East and West Africa. Along with the SIM Victoria/Tasmania team he seeks to continue developing strong partnerships with local churches, journeying with enquirers and applicants, connecting with mission-minded young adults and involving volunteers and alumni in the promotion of Christian mission.
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Brendan Short
VIC/TAS Mission Mobiliser
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Brendan Short

VIC/TAS Mission Mobiliser
Brendan’s focus is on working through Vision Psalm 72:9 to recruit people and churches to pray out workers for the desert tribes. He also helps to facilitate the training of those workers He sends out through Vision Psalm 72:9 internships and other internship options. 
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