So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, and guided them with his skillful hands.
- Psalm 78:72
Life FM President &
Peter studied Theology at Ridley College, Melbourne University. He has since served as a Lay Preacher, Church Warden, Church-Council Member and Anglican Synods man. His Board positions have been of the Anglican Radio, NSW Council of Churches, the Program Committee 2CH, Tanglewood Counselling Ministry, and Hope Media (103.2FM).
Peter’s Radio and TV career spans over 65 years and two states:
- Melbourne: 3DB, ABC:3LO, 3AR and Radio Australia, plus Christian TV.
- Sydney: Anglican TV, 2CH, Hope103.2 and CEO Anglican Radio.
He is blessed with 3 adult children and one beautiful grandson.
We quote Peter as saying: “Radio is a seed-thought medium reaching, by the Holy Spirit’s power, deep into a person’s heart and mind, planting the amazing seed of the Word of God.”
And we find his focus for LifeFM in Ps 105:1: Give praise to the LORD, proclaim His name; make known among the Nations what He has done.
Life FM Vice President
Katie has been involved with LifeFM for a number of years; in volunteer roles on Committee and as a presenter. She believes in the power of the message of the Gospel to transform lives. Katie has presented such shows as The Tuesday Bite and Grace Filled Warriors. Her day job involves human resource management, and she delights in her family and in friends to share with over a good local coffee. Katie has volunteered in a variety of ways over the years, but has found a more permanent home at LifeFM.
Life FM Secretary
Geoff spent many years working as a teacher and in training and assessment, before taking on office management. Geoff brings his administration skills to LifeFM in his role as Secretary. He enjoys active involvement in several community organisations. Geoff is a Board Member and Treasurer for Bendigo Winter Night Shelter, and Parish Secretary of St Mary’s Anglican Church. Geoff also volunteers at Kangaroo Flat Primary School.
Geoff has always felt close to God, recalling the example set by his parents and others as a child. It was in his early thirties that he chose to be baptised, making a confirmation of his faith.
Married to Elaine, with three wonderful adult children and three adorable grandchildren, Geoff says he has felt increasingly driven to serve others with the gifts God has given him. His desire is to invite others on the journey of following Christ, our Saviour. This desire has led him to serve in LifeFM’s mission.
Life FM Treasurer
Sharon has worked in public practice as an accountant for 32 years. For 14 of those years, she was an owner/partner at a large regional accounting firm. Retiring from public accounting, Sharon set her sights on using her skills and experience as an accountant to support not-for-profits and community organisations in a voluntary capacity. Sharon’s previous Board and Committee roles have included Bendigo Baptist Church and Bendigo Baptist Community Care Inc. where she was also treasurer for 12 years. She currently chairs Women in Figures and is still actively involved in Bendigo Baptist Community Care Inc.
Sharon met Jesus at age 20 whilst at university and has been faithful to follow Him since. She feels blessed to use her gifts, skills, and experience to support the mission of Life FM. As well as serving in her community, Sharon loves to spend time with her family and friends. Sharon is married to Steve and they have two wonderful adult children and a precious grandchild.
Committee Member / Technical Support
John is a Radio/Electronics technician by trade and likes to be hands on at a technical level. He is married to Cindy and they have a young family of three. John accepted Christ at age 9, determining to walk out His own faith. He brings his faith and his personal dedication to LifeFM.
John was first introduced to Gospel Radio by his late uncle Robert Willmer at age 16, back in the days of FM test broadcasts from the top of Mt Alexander. John has been actively involved in Central Victorian Gospel Radio Inc., now LifeFM, for many years. He has served in both technical and secretarial roles during that time. John is passionate about Christian radio in the Bendigo community and beyond; it’s message of new life and hope in Christ.
Committee Member / Sponsorship
David grew up in a Christian household in Benalla as the eldest child of four. After graduating from Bendigo College of Advanced Education, David began a career as a Chartered Accountant. His career expanded to include university finance lecture, and senior management and industry leadership roles in university housing. David has also been involved in business ventures.
David’s best blessings are his beautiful Bendigo bride, Sue, and their gorgeous daughter Amy. He includes becoming a Gideon as one of his big blessings. David has a passion for God’s word, impacting the community through witnessing, lay ministry, service, and music. He is a prophetic worship drummer/percussionist. David enjoys being in God’s creation and has a passion for golf and running.
Holmesy (David) is well known for his weekday brekky show and sports program at LifeFM. As a Committee Member he oversees sponsorships, and brings his other business and financial skills to the table.
Susanna has worked as a health professional for her adult life, most recently as a Registered Nurse in mental health settings. She is aware there is only so much the medical system can do to aid a person’s mental health and recovery. She believes that part of being healthy is to be part of a community that welcomes, values and accepts us. Susanna believes that through its uplifting content and warm engagement, LifeFM supplies some of this need to its community.
Susanna enjoys the positive dialogue and contemporary, uplifting music on the station. She believes this positive and encouraging content has much to offer the community. Susanna oversees LifeFM’s Facebook page and helps with LifeFM events. She is honoured to serve on the Committee and to promote this wonderful gift to her community.
Elia is the Italian female variation of Elijah and means “The Lord is my God”. She is an enthusiastic member of A Reasonable Christianity Church, singing on the worship team and teaching children’s Sunday School. As a music lover who seeks to keep her heart and mind focused daily on the Lord Jesus Christ, Elia rejoices Bendigo has a dedicated Christian radio station. She began volunteering at LifeFM several years ago, assisting the station’s Operations Manager to collect and type up lyrics on the music playlist and aiding in screening and categorising incoming songs before they went to air.
Currently, she serves as a member of the Program Sub-Committee which reviews music and spoken word content. She also brings her passion for gardening to LifeFM, developing and maintaining the station’s garden with a fellow volunteer. Elia has a wonderfully supportive husband and is mother to two beautiful young adult children.
Jonathan Phillips is a Bendigo local. Having moved away a few times he has found himself back in Bendigo and enjoys living and working in this thriving regional city. Jono has enjoyed a career in the medical field working as a nurse and now as a Paramedic for a number of years. He is married to Rachel and there is always something exciting going on with the 3 boys. Jono’s faith journey began when he was 4 years old. He attends Bendigo Baptist Church where he is involved in several areas of ministry and is committed to a growing faith that seeks to know God and understand himself as a child of God.
Jono has been a long-time supporter of LifeFM and sees the value of radio as a medium to engage a broad cross-section of the community both locally and globally. He believes in the work of LifeFM and loves the family-friendly positive Christian voice in Bendigo.