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Organising Committee


The Governor’s Prayer Breakfast is an important event in the calendar of the wider Christian community of Western Australia and the organising committee is dedicated to its continued growth, success and relevance. It is organised on a ‘not for profit’ basis by an incorporated, voluntary committee which has no denominational allegiance.



Our current committee members are:

Shirani Amarasingham

Shirani was born and brought up in a godly Christian family in Malaysia and came to live in Perth in 2007. Shirani worked for over 35 years in the legal/commercial sector in Malaysia, Singapore and Australia and in July 2020 felt it was time to move on from the corporate world fully into Christian ministry….

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Charlotte Pennell


Charlotte was born and raised in Perth by loving Christian parents and now works at City Bible Forum and is finishing off her Theological Studies. Unsure what exactly she’ll be “when she grows up” Charlotte just knows she wants to work for Jesus.  She is an active member of St Albans Anglican Church in Highgate…

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Trevor Stiles

Trevor served for nine years in the Royal Australian Navy from 1963 – 1972, seeing active service in Brunei and Vietnam. He was also serving on HMAS Hobart in 1968, when it was hit by friendly fire, killing two and injuring sixteen crew members. After leaving the Navy Trevor returned to Perth where he worked…

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Joachim Tan

Joachim, who is married to Amanda, currently works in Energy. Previously, Joachim was involved in assisting not-for-profit organisations such as the Nganyatjarra Council, Association of Independent Schools, Catholic Education Office, Surf Life Saving WA, Royal Flying Doctors Service and Lifeline WA. He also serves on the Singapore Chamber of Commerce (WA) and the Singapore Western…

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Nico Oberholzer

Nico is a project manager in the resources sector. He is married to Annemi and they have two children. The Oberholzer family moved from South Africa to Perth in 2007 and now call Australia home.   Nico and his family fellowship at Kingsway Christian Church.   Nico is actively involved in several ministries in and around Perth and…

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Jean-Pierre Schroeder

Jean-Pierre is an Anglican priest in the Perth Diocese and works as a school chaplain at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School. He is married to Debra and has two school aged sons. He became a Christian after hearing a number of sermons from John’s gospel as a teenager. He was born and raised in South…

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Leigh Riddle

Leigh was born in Zimbabwe, and moved with her family to Western Australian in 2001.  She completed a Bachelor of Arts in Product and Furniture Design at Curtin University.  After several years of working in various roles in the workplace, Leigh retrained to become a Primary School Teacher at Edith Cowan University. She enjoys the…

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Ben Johnston

Ben Johnston came to Perth to serve as the Lead Pastor of Subiaco Church in 2012. This is the same church where his brother Graham served for over 20 years. Ben has served as Senior Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (Peoria, IL, USA) and Galveston Bible Church (Texas). Ben has been involved with the National…

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Rhys Vallance

Rhys has a Bachelor level qualification in Political Science and International Relations and a Masters degree in Law, Policy and Government.He worked for nearly four years as the WA Director for the Australian Christian Lobby, after working within the programmes department at the Youth for Christ WA branch for three and a half years. He…

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The breakfast will look different in 2021