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So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them with his skillful hands.
- Psalm 78:72

Peter Stanton

Peter Stanton

Life FM President

Peter has a Radio and TV career spanning 60 years. In Melbourne at 3DB, ABC: 3LO, 3AR, Radio Australia and ChristianTV, and Sydney at Anglican TV, CEO Anglican Radio, 2CH, Hope103.2. He studied Theology at Ridley College, Melbourne University. Peter has 3 adult children, lives in Elmore and worships at Elmore Anglican.


Bruce Claridge

Life FM Vice President

Bruce has been a pastor in his hometown of Bendigo since 1980. He has two adult children and four Grandchildren. Bruce has a Masters Degree in Theology and was the founding pastor of Victory Christian College as well as Senior Pastor of Victory Church in Bendigo for 17 years. He is now the Victorian Country Manager for Sports Chaplaincy Australia where he is responsible for placing Christian chaplains into sporting clubs.

Sandra Hosking

Sandra Hosking

Life FM Secretary

Sandra Hosking grew up in a Christian family and can’t remember a time when God was not a part of her life. At different stages of life she has served on kindergarten, school, and church boards, as Sunday School teacher, Kids’ Club leader, church newsletter editor, Worship leader, and Elder.

Sandra’s active involvement with Life FM began in 2016, presenting Talking Life on Monday mornings. In 2017 she began assisting with administrative tasks and took on the role of Volunteer Coordinator.

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Sharon Gleeson

Life FM Treasurer 

Sharon moved to Bendigo when she was 19 to go to University and graduated with a Bachelor of Business. It was while she was at Uni that Sharon accepted Jesus Christ as her saviour and friend at the age of 20. In 1989 Sharon married a local Bendigo boy, Steve, and they attend Bendigo Baptist Church. They have two wonderful children, Jacqui (23) and Jordan (21). Sharon have been an accountant in public practice for 32 years and was an owner/partner at Strategem for 14 years and recently sold her partnership and is now self employed managing their own share portfolio.

Sharon’s current Board/Committee roles:

  1. Bendigo Baptist Church Treasurer.
  2. Bendigo Baptist Community Care Inc. Treasurer.
  3. Women in Figures Chair.

Sharon have been blessed to be able to contribute her skills to Gods work and she looks forward to contributing to the work of the Lord at Central Victorian Gospel Radio Inc. – 105.1 Life FM

Rob Lake

Rob Lake


Rob Lake, works for a small Engineering Consultancy based in the Bendigo CBD, and he is also a guitarist and singer, and has been playing in various Church music teams for the last 50 years. Now while that makes him older than some, he loves music of all varieties. His favourite band from when he lived in NZ for 20 years, is Rapture Ruckus – a rap band. Rob loves that Life FM plays all sorts of different styles of music from choirs to worship to rap to heavy metal, and everything in between. Rob is glad to be involved in such a powerful medium as radio, that encourages His followers and is a witness to others who may not yet know Him.

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Virginia McDonald

Virginia moved to Bendigo with husband Brendan recently to be involved in the new church Common Ground. Virginia felt a real call to this area. Through inward and physical healing through Christ has got a foundation. Virginia has 3 kids and is really keen to support families. She also works as an orthoptist part time with vision Australia as she has a heart for people with special needs. Virginia wants to be a voice that speaks for those who are not able and she has enjoyed the way Life FM has gathered people together from different churches.


John McKay