Craig Newill

Lead Pastor - English Congregation
Craig (from Cape Town, South Africa) has been at WBCBC since January 2010. He is married to Kerry and they have three children. After completing a BA in English and History, and then a stint in the Navy, he trained for ministry at George Whitefield College (GWC) in Cape Town. Kerry is also a graduate of GWC. When there is time Craig enjoys cycling and the challenge of DIY projects. He has come to enjoy AFL and barracks for the West Coast Eagles. Besides hanging out with Kerry and the kids he loves nothing more than explaining the Bible and teaching others to do the same.

Mark Vivian

Senior Associate Pastor - English Congregation
Mark spent most of his early life in Florida and met his lovely wife, Shelly at Columbia International University. Mark and Shelly were married in 1990 and they have 3 children: Kyle, Tyler and Aynsley. Mark received his M.Div from Covenant Theological Seminary in 1997. He served as Youth Pastor in a church in Lancaster County from 1998 to 2002. Mark and his family left the USA and moved to Perth in January 2003 so Mark could take up the position of Associate Pastor. Mark enjoys teaching others and helping them to understand the Bible. Digging into God’s Word to get a better grasp of who God is so we can glorify and enjoy Him is Mark’s passion.

Dirk Soet

Pastor to Seniors
Dirk is an elder at WPC Bull Creek and pastor to the seniors. Dirk and his wife, Sue, serve the Lord by ministering to seniors in the church through visitation and organising the Men's Fellowship and seniors’ morning teas or lunches. Sue and Dirk have 2 children, 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Dirk enjoys gardening, baking, walking, spending time with family and holidays.

Josh van der Kooij

Associate Pastor - English Congregation
Josh grew up at Bull Creek, and became convinced of his need for Jesus as a young adult. After working in IT for a few years, he completed a ministry apprenticeship and then three years of theological study, and he is now continuing by the grace of God as an associate pastor. Josh is married to the lovely Carolyn and has three daughters. He enjoys all things basketball, listening to podcasts, and trips to the beach.

Katherine Ollis

Women's Ministry Trainer
After studying public health, and working in health education and youth work, Katherine trained for ministry at Trinity Theological College, and started attending Bull Creek in 2016. As a women’s ministry trainer, Katherine’s focus is on reading the bible one-to-one, and leading women’s and young adults’ bible studies. She loves spending time catching up with ladies to read God’s word to us, and discuss what it means for our lives. Katherine also loves travelling, learning about different cultures, and spending time with friends, family and her cute little nephews!

Charles Roennfeldt

Ministry Intern
After attending a Christian youth group in 2016, Charles increasingly grew in his love for God and desire to know Him. He began theological studies in 2017, first at a Pentecostal ministry school, then at theologically liberal colleges. Having been convicted of the truth of Reformed theology, finding delight in who God is, he eventually found Trinity Theological College in 2020. He has recently completed his studies through the Australian College of Theology, finishing at Trinity. He is married to Taylor, and enjoys diving into the richness of God’s word, playing guitar, exploring new places and hanging out with friends and family.

Shawn Tan

Ministry Intern
Shawn and his wife, Monica have been attending WPCBC since 2014. They have a daughter, Mika, and are expecting a son at the end of January 2023. Shawn grew up in Perth but only learnt of his need for Jesus through the faithful preaching of God’s word in the Bible. In 2018, he gave up his job as an accountant to become an apprentice at WPCBC, followed by 3 years of study at Trinity Theological College, which he completed in 2022. Shawn is now a Ministry Intern. Outside of work Shawn loves spending time with the family, dim sum / food, coffee, basketball and finding the best deals.

Janine Jacobsz

Ministry Apprentice
I moved to Australia when I was 6 years old and grew up in Perth. From high school I went on to study a Bachelor of Laws at Notre Dame as I have always been very justice minded. I decided to pursue MTS as I have always been interested in being a missionary and want to see if I am any good at ministry work. I also want to grow in maturity as a Christian so that I can build a strong foundation for evangelism for the rest of my life. I enjoy all things outdoors and love being active, just about as much as I love reading.

Adrienne Wright

Ministry Apprentice
Adrienne has been at WPCBC Bull Creek since Nov 2019. She is married to Stephen and has 4 adult sons. In 1991 she completed an Economics degree and worked for several years in the government and mining sectors until she became a full time Mum. Having completed her Graduate Diploma in Divinity at Trinity in 2022, Adrienne is looking forward to being trained in women’s ministry (with a particular focus on inter-generational relationships) and leading Bible studies. She also loves reading the Bible one-to-one. Her other interests include travel, cooking, sewing, renovating and spending time with her family and friends.

Lesley Chang

Church Administrator
Lesley joined the Administration team in February 2013. She was born in Northern Ireland and arrived in Australia in 1989. She has worked in accounting roles for a variety of companies in Perth and overseas. Lesley is married to Philip and has 2 children. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, crafts, supporting the West Coast Eagles, and experimenting with new recipes.

Kate Baker

Church Administrator
Kate joined the Administration team in September 2017. She was born in the UK where she trained and worked as a graphic designer. She emigrated to Australia in 2008 with her husband Pete and their 3 children. Kate loves mountain biking, singing, walking her Border Collie "Buddy" and going out for coffee.


Admin Assistant
Shirley first moved to Perth in 1993 and started to attend WPC Bull Creek that year. Before starting to work here, Shirley worked as a Graphic Designer for many years. She has lived in both Perth and Melbourne and now works full time as part of the Administration team at WPCBC. She loves working in a Church and thinks it is amazing to be able to serve God in her daily work together with the family of believers.


Paulus Surya

Lead Pastor - Indonesian Congregation
Paulus and his wife, Lidia, were called to come to Perth on 17th of May 1995 and served the congregation in the Indonesian language. On March 17th, 1996, Paulus officially became pastor of the Indonesian speaking congregation of WPC Bull Creek. Paulus and Lidia have two children, Phoebe and Moses. Paulus has a deep desire to spread the gospel and to see the congregation grow on the foundation of God's Word. In his spare time, Paulus loves to read good books and play chess!!!

Erick Kartawijaya

Associate Pastor - Indonesian Congregation
Erick and Lily were married in 1985. In 1998, they moved from Jakarta to Perth with their children (Eka, Arnan, Triaji), and joined the congregation of WPC Bull Creek. After working fly-in fly-out for over 3 years, Erick has lived permanently in Perth since August 2002. After completing his Master of Divinity at Trinity Theological College, he was called to serve full time at WPCBC Bull Creek, primarily focussing on the Indonesian language ministry. He was ordained as a teaching elder on October 28th, 2012. Erick’s primary responsibilities are to teach God's Word, evangelize and disciple people in following Jesus in a variety of age and family groups.

Adra Palis

Indonesian Apprentice
Adra (officially Samudra) was born in Indonesia but moved to Perth in 2003 with his family when joined the Indonesian congregation of WPCBC. He studied Mechanical Engineering and worked in that field for a short time before starting his ministry apprenticeship through MTS. He loves seeing people understand the gospel and rejoice because of it! Adra likes to listen to music (a very niche genre of music though!) and play music. When it comes to playing music, he claims to be a “jack of all trades, master of none” but one day wishes to make Christian music based on that ability!