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Speakers from 2017


Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC

Mrs Kerry Sanderson AC was installed as the 32nd Governor and the inaugural female Governor of Western Australia on 20 October 2014 following a distinguished career in government and business.

She was named a Companion of the Order of Australia in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours for eminent service to the people of Western Australia; to the promotion of international investment, scientific research and export opportunities; and through roles with maritime, mining, emergency management and not-for-profit organisations.

Mrs Sanderson’s illustrious career has included executive positions at the Western Australian Treasury, Fremantle Ports, and Ports Australia, as well as serving as the Deputy Director General of Transport for Western Australia. She has also served on numerous advisory councils and boards, including the Council of Curtin University, the Ambassadorial Council for the UWA Business School, the advisory board for the Notre Dame Business School, Board of Austrade, the Australian Wheat Board, the Downer EDI Board, the St John of God Board, the Rio Tinto WA Future Fund, and the Board of the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies at Kings College London.

In her downtime, Mrs Sanderson enjoys immersing herself in the natural environment. Her recreational interests include keeping fit, walking and hiking, travel and reading as well as continued learning.



Jason Wong

Jason Wong currently serves as Chairman of Focus on the Family, and as Director with the Centre for Fathering in Singapore.


Whilst studying Economics at the University of Western Australia, Jason became a Christian through an Overseas Christian Fellowship Camp in Perth. His steadfast faith has paved the way for a career that spanned many ministries.

Jason was formerly a Senior Director for Rehabilitation and Protection with the Ministry of Social and Family Development, Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises, President of Overseas Christian Fellowship, and Deputy Director cum Chief of Staff with Singapore Prison Services. He initiated the national Yellow Ribbon Project and chaired the Organising Committee, and also helped launch the Dads for Life movement. Because of his extensive work with family-oriented organisations and corrective services, Jason was awared the Public Administration Award (silver) in 2002.


Silvie Paladino

Silvie has established herself as one of Australia’s most versatile and talented entertainers, with a career covering a variety of entertainment platforms, particulary musical theatre.


Landing her first role in Les Miserables when she was just 18-years-old, she went on to star in many other musical theatre shows, including Miss Saigon, Mamma Mia!, Sideshow Alley, and The King and I. She has also touched audiences through her regular appearances at Melbourne’s Carols by Candlelight.

Silvie believes that God has placed a calling on her life — to use the gifts He has given her to reveal God’s redeeming love to all. Powerful and touching, Silvie’s ministerial concerts are as much about her story as her singing.

Silvie constantly seeks ways to show Christ’s amazing love, and connect with people in the community. She has recently released her latest recording, I Give You My Heart, as part of her ministry and mission.

Silvie at The Governor’s Prayer Breakfast in 2017

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