Our Elders

David Ryan

Chair

David came to WIC around 2007 with his wife Beth. They have three adult children and two grandchildren. David is an ordained pastor with SCAC and a business owner for the past 40 years. He founded and leads an active mercy ministry in China, India and Indonesia and usually travels extensively. He is passionate about seeing God move through the local church, especially its life groups.

Tim Tan

Elder

Tim and his wife, Mun, have been attending WIC since 2007 and are parents to Chris.

Tim works as an emergency medicine specialist, and currently leads a life group in the Inner West.

Tim is passionate about life groups and his hope is that every member of WIC will experience the transforming power of life groups.

Therese Goodwin

Elder

Growing up in a church-going family, Thérèse Goodwin, for as long as she can remember, desired to know God. At 19, she came to know him personally and, soon after, began to serve the Lord in areas including worship leading and children’s ministry. She married David in 1973 and since then have been in ministry with God together.

Thérèse and David moved with their family of six children to Australia in 1999. In 2005, they joined WIC, where Thérèse has served in various ministry roles. Therese enjoys gardening, horse riding, sightseeing, movies.

Ronit Roy

Elder; Youth Director

A part of WIC for almost five years, Ronit works full-time as our WIC Youth Ministry Director, overseeing DIGJC Youth and Young Adults, as well as supporting Sunday service ministry.

Ronit is passionate about building our church community for the sake of the Kingdom; helping serve the next generation to grow into all Jesus has for them uniquely and as part of the wider body of Christ.

“I want to be a part of building WIC for the generations to come and seeing our young people continue to mature and grow to be more Christ-like (Eph 4:14-15).”

Angus Brackenreg

Elder

A part of WIC since May 2018 when he married his lovely wife and WIC member, Sarah Ong – they now
have an 18-month old daughter.

Angus is currently at the ATO, after some years in private practice; also spent a year overseas with International Justice Mission.

His passion is for Jesus’ name to be glorified in Sydney; the gospel to be proclaimed and the lost to be found.

“I see incredible value in life groups, as well as in intergenerational and cross-cultural connectedness within the church. I’ve been so encouraged by sharing with others in our walk with Jesus.”

Samuel Burtt

Elder

Sam has been a part of WIC for 14 years. Married to Eldora with their three children.

Sam has worked as a high school teacher before moving into full-time ministry with Power to Change.

He has served on the worship team and other ministries in WIC since 2007. Sam currently leads a Life Group (South-West).

“I’m passionate about using music to glorify God, seeing young people meet Jesus, and multiplying discipleship – especially among
young men.”

Tiffany Gavel

Elder (On one-year furlough)

Our Pastors

Our Pastors: Andy Chin, Cory Schut, and Jeane Finnigan are also members of our Council of Elders

Read more about our Pastoral Staff Team