Meet Our Leadership Team

Rod Thom


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. Our immediate past Senior Minster, John Bond, who was in the role for 20 years continues to play an integral part on the team as Minister at Large with John’s wife Julie continuing as the Pastoral Care Minister.

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 two groups, the Ministry Leadership 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), Irene Farmer (Senior Minister’s PA), Rebecca Ellery (Children), Tam Jones (Communications & Events), Matt Sonsee (Worship & Discipleship), Brian Durand (Young Adults), Mandy Wallace (Belong), Liz Roberts (Beyond-Local) and Carson Johnston (Youth).

Servant Leadership Team:

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

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