Passionate People

We are a people who are passionately in love with God and strive to live for Him and for others in the best way we know how. We are enthusiastic about studying the Bible, for in its pages we come to know God better, and gain counsel on how to have a happy and fulfilling life. We meet together every week on the seventh-day Sabbath (hence the first part of our name) to worship and fellowship, and we love it when new folk come and join with us. We are excited because we believe that Jesus is soon going to come back to earth and take us up to Heaven to live with Him (hence the second part of our name). While we eagerly anticipate that event, we want to share this great news with as many people as possible, to give them hope and encouragement amid the doom and gloom around us.

We feel really privileged to have the promises of the Bible and so it is our vision to continue being “A Christ-centered thriving disciple-making movement” until He comes!

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President

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and make Him known know Jesus,
and make Him known

Darren Slade

President / Ministry for Ministers

Pr Darren Slade been in this role since his appointment at the beginning of 2016.

Darren grew up on a farm in Esperance (Western Australia), and commenced an auto-electrical apprenticeship after finishing Yr 12. After getting his trade, he went off to Avondale College and earned a degree in Theology. He was then accepted into pastoral ministry where he served for eight years in various churches in and around Adelaide (South Australia), three years in Melbourne and two years in Mildura (Victoria). He was then called to be the President in Tasmania where he worked for five years.

Darren brings experience to this role having pastored large and small churches, engaged in chaplaincy, youth work, Pathfinders (similar to Scouts, but with a religious component), public evangelism, intern supervision, discipleship and administration. He is passionate about working for God and his personal motto is “to know Jesus, and make Him known.

ADRA

"For what great nation is there that has God so near to it, as the LORD our God is to us, for whatever reason we may call upon Him?"
Deuteronomy 4:7
"For what great nation is there that has God so near to it, as the LORD our God is to us, for whatever reason we may call upon Him?"
Deuteronomy 4:7

Charlene Luzuk

ADRA Director

Charlene Luzuk has been working for ADRA since 2007 in international programming in New Zealand, Vietnam and the Solomon Islands, which has taken her to many countries across Asia and the Pacific. In 2015, she took a couple of years break from ADRA and spent time in Japan doing evangelism and living out a personal dream of bringing the gospel to the people of Japan through friendships and local programs. Now, having returned to her home country, she is excited to be working with churches to increase engagement with their local communities, and to see the important work of ADRA continue and grow in the Northern Australian Conference. She is passionate about telling others about God, being a part of ADRA, playing sports and enjoying life with friends and family.

Health


Omera London

Health Ministries

Omera-Faith London is a Nutritional Therapist who is training to become a plant based certified chef.  Omera is a proud Kalkadoon, Malaitan and African American woman who loves sharing natural health through cooking.  Over the past seven years she has developed a wholistic lifestyle program called Genesis Living.  In the process she discovered a passion for experiencing and sharing Jesus through health.  Despite managing a chronic illness for over 20 years her outlook on life is “Blessed, to be a blessing!” After much prayer and Godly counsel, she accepted the call to become the NAC Health Leader.  She is excited to see how God will use wellness to bless and transform families in North Queensland.  Omera has been married to Pr. James London for 15 wonderful years and feels privileged to minister alongside him.  The kitchen is her lab and if you visit their home, you will certainly be invited to try something new.  In her downtime she enjoys flying stunt kites, listening to uplifting music and playing Tetris.

Youth

“A sucessful church is not a building filled one day a week but a community that is filled with Jesus 7 days a week.''
Anthony Wegener Smith “A sucessful church is not a building filled one day a week but a community that is filled with Jesus 7 days a week.''
Anthony Wegener Smith

Travis Siutu

Youth Ministries/JCU Chaplain

Travis Siutu was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and has Samoan heritage. Has lived in Australia since he was 7, mainly in Sydney. After graduating from Avondale College in 2011, he has served in Adelaide, South Australia Conference for the last 8 years in different roles such as School Chaplain, Youth Pastor and Church Pastor. Travis believes that our young people are leaders of today and that our churches should focus on mission over tradition.

Accountant

Keith McDougall

Accountant/Adventist Book Shop Manager

Childrens Ministry

“We have nothing to fear for the future, unless we forget where God has lead us in the past” “We have nothing to fear for the future, unless we forget where God has lead us in the past”

Kylie Davis

Children Ministry

My husband Brendan and I first moved to the Northern Australian Conference in 2006. Since then we have moved in and out of the Conference and we are currently church planting in Cooktown. I teach at Endeavour Christian College and have enjoyed teaching a range of subjects including Health and Physical Education, my speciality. I am interested in supporting our conference in spiritual, social, mental, emotional, occupational, intellectual and physical health. Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers. 3 John1:2 

I have had the privilege of growing up in the Seventh-day Adventist church and being involved in all the divisions from Cradle Roll to Adults over the years in various capacities. I am excited to work alongside our churches, pastors, parents, teachers and administrative staff in the area of Children’s Ministries. Then He took a little child and set him in the midst of them. And when He had taken him in His arms, He said to them “Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me.” Mark 9:36-37

 

 

Women’s Ministries

"It is good that the heart is established by Grace" Hebrews 13:9 "It is good that the heart is established by Grace" Hebrews 13:9

Nathenea MacRae

Women’s Ministries Coordinator

Nathenea was born in Mackay and became an Adventist at the age of 11. Nathenea has two Teenage Daughters whom she is very proud of. She currently works at Carlisle Adventist Christian College as the Administration Officer. She has been involved in local Women’s Ministry in Mackay as their local leader. She enjoys bringing all women, young and old together to share in the love of Jesus. Nathenea looks forward to seeing what God has planned for Women’s Ministry in NAC and seeing all ladies Flourish.

Chief Financial Officer / General Secretary


Natalie Scott

Chief Financial Officer / General Secretary

Email: [email protected]

Schools Bursar

Margaret Watkins

Schools Business Manager

Youth Personal Assistant / Receptionist


Elizabeth Suavai

Youth PA/Receptionist/Top News/Communications PA

Email: [email protected]

Tithes & Offerings Support

Matilda Ope

Tithes & Offerings Support/ Personal Assistant to President/ADRA Liaison/Personal Assistant to Health and Personal Ministries

Accounts Clerk

Errol Ope

Cashier/Clerk/Payroll/Bookshop Assistant

Bookshop Sales Clerk

Tracy Peterson

Bookshop Sales Clerk

Ministerial Staff