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Ken and Judy Clendinning

Ken and Judy have been married for nearly 45 years and are the proud parents of 4 (married) adult children and 8 grandchildren with another on the way.

Ken has been the interim Senior Pastor at Ulverstone Baptist Church, Tasmania for this past year. Prior to taking up the interim role, he was the Director of Ministries for the Baptist Churches in NSW and ACT. Previously he was the pastor of the Baptist churches in Broken Hill for 7 years, and Orange Baptist for 6 years before joining the faculty at Morling College for 14½ years where he lectured in areas of pastoral and practical theology. He then moved to his denominational leadership role for the following 10 years. Ken also has a background in education, psychology and sociology. For the past 25 years he has been the chaplain of the Canterbury Bulldogs NRL teams and is on the national Board of Global Interaction.

Judy has her own practice as an Individual and Couples Counsellor, primarily working with people in ministry. Her background has included teaching, retail management, welfare agency working with young homeless women, lecturing and as a pastor for 10 years. She has been on the Board of NSW/ACT BaptistCare and the Ethics Committee for the Australian College of Theology.

Along with Judy, Ken commenced as Interim Senior Pastor at Lake Joondalup Baptist Church on Monday 12 February 2018.
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Daniel and Anna-Claire Rodgers

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Along with Anna-Claire, Daniel commenced as Youth and Young Adults Pastor at Lake Joondalup Baptist Church July 2015.
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Wendy Howell

Wendy joined the LJ Baptist staff team in mid 2014. She has a passion for helping others and for the Church to be the hands and feet of Christ for those within the congregation and in the wider community.

Wendy loves to assist and witness the various ministries of LJ to thrive and bless those involved and those they serve.

Wendy has been previously involved with several community groups and boards and spent 8 years of her young adult life in the Scouting movement as a Rover. While a Rover, among other positions, she represented her state on the National Council, was an aide-de-camp to the state Chief Commissioner of Scouting as well as the Governor of Queensland. With a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science, Wendy has a passion for the Australian bush spending 17 years in remote country towns in Queensland and Western Australia as an Environmental Officer and Manager for a mining company. She spent many of her school holidays as a child visiting and working on her cousins’ sheep stations in outback Queensland.

Wendy was living in Newman, north-west WA, with her husband, Brad, and two daughters prior to moving to Perth in 2010 to meet the educational needs of her daughters, now teenagers. It was then she came to LJ and was welcomed as family.

Originally from Brisbane, Queensland, Wendy is an avid cricket fan and mad Scorchers follower. Being born and bred in Queensland, she is a keen supporter of the Queensland State of Origin Rugby League football team. Wendy loves camping with her family, sightseeing around her own “backyard,” and catching up with friends. Though she rarely has the chance these days, Wendy enjoys a horse ride through the bush.
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Michelle Verster
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It goes without saying that Michelle considers herself part of the broader Body of Christ, but it has always been important for her to actively participate and serve in a local church community.

Perth has been her home since 2007 where she attended LJBC with her lovely family between 2007 and 2012. After a brief walk-about, their return to LJBC was promoted by a family tragedy and the overwhelming support they received from this community. She and her husband, Zac, subsequently became members in 2017. They currently co-ordinate the PODS Small Group Ministry and are also responsible for hosting the fortnightly small group at Atlantis, Two Rocks.

Michelle served as leader of the LJ women’s ministry between 2009 and 2012, and also facilitated a women’s small group during this time. However, she has always felt the call and anointing of God in various areas of ministry throughout her life. She has previously been Sunday School Superintendent, compiled teaching material for children’s ministry, designed the layout for a Christian newspaper, presented leadership training, organised events such as Vacation Bible Schools and women’s conferences and also did a little public speaking.

She holds a Bachelor in Art Education which might explain her creative streak. Whenever time allows, she still enjoys expressing this gift through painting, craft and design. Contrary to popular belief she is an adamant introvert and finds great solace in solitude and silence. She is nonetheless passionate about inspiring and encouraging people to stretch their potential in Christ. Her life is marked by faith and fear, challenges and hope. Yet, by God’s grace she has always been spurred on to grow and expand. She hopes to never lose the desire to be a curious student of life. Michelle delights in learning new things, exploring different horizons and find pleasure in collaborating with others on this journey.
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