Meet Our Leadership Team

Senior Minister

Rod and Leanne Thom have been married for 24 years and have 3 energetic boys, Lewis, Noah and Jackson.

On 1st January 2013, Rod transitioned into the Senior Minister’s role at Lifestreams Christian Church, South Perth having served as the Youth Pastor here for 18 years. Rod’s passion is for the church, building community and developing leaders.

He is a follower of Jesus who loves everything Australian: BBQ’s, fishing, 4wding, footy and being in God’s creation

Leadership Team

The Leadership Team at Lifestreams Christian Church is made up of three groups, the Ministry Leadership Team, the Ministry Support Team and the Servant Leadership Team. These teams are comprised of the following people:

Ministry Leadership Team:

Rod Thom, David Stanford (Associate), Julie Bond (Pastoral Care), Rebecca Ellery (Children), Tam Jones (Communications & Events), Matt Sonsee (Worship & Discipleship), Brian Durand (Young Adults), Grace Cook (Youth), Rick Pecan (Beyond Global), Mandy Wallace (Belong) and Liz Roberts (Beyond Local).

Ministry Support Team:

Irene Farmer (Senior Minister’s PA), Graham Faulkner (Operations Manager), Phil Porter (Business Manager), Flo Yip (Finance), Lisa Wong(Finance),  Michael Ellery (Media), Laura Price (Lifestreamers Childcare Manager), Bec Peireria (The Loop Cafe Manager), Eileen McKee (Reception), Ashlyn Wood (Sports)

Servant Leadership Team:

Our servant leadership team work closely with our senior ministry team in governing the church overall.

Richard Moore (Chair), Malcolm Cowell (Vice), Phil Porter, Jackie Choo, & Paul Swan.


For more information on our leadership and governance click here.

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