Christ governs North Coast Church Inc through His word. It is the authority and responsibility of a group of Elders called the Oversight Board to ensure that this remains the case. While the Oversight Board has overall responsibility for the Church, authority is delegated to various other entities to undertake particular functions in its operations.
Oversight Board Members are appointed to the Oversight Board by election at an AGM or Special General Meeting of members.
Our current Oversight Board
Alan Pollard (Secretary)
I’m Alan Pollard and I have been married to Wendy for 25 years. We have 6 kids and have been members of North Coast Church for 6 years.
I became a Christian at age 19 while at University, when God stopped me in my tracks. Wendy and I met in Canada and moved to Perth in 1993. My career has been in engineering within the mining industry. I have held numerous roles in various churches, including treasurer and elder for 2 years. I sat on a board controlling the Presbyterian (Braemar) Homes For The Aged for 15 years.
Hi, I’m Mike. I am married to Leandra and we have two daughters, Taylor (11) and Ashleigh (10). Our family relocated to Perth from Cape Town in mid-2016 and we immediately immersed ourselves in the service of Christ here at North Coast Church. I am an accountant by training, later branched out into commercial law and am currently working in Risk. I was in my second year of serving as an elder in my local church in South Africa (St Matthews Table View – REACH SA) before emigrating to Australia.
I have been actively following Christ for the better part of twenty years now and have realized that the key to growing in godliness is to live out the appeal in Romans 12:1 to present myself a living sacrifice. That means consciously dying to my sinful desires each day, in accordance with Jesus’s instructions to would-be followers, so that I can follow the agenda that Jesus sets for believers – to love in a way that just doesn’t make sense to the world. Accordingly, I seek to make myself available to serve as the Lord has equipped me; and my ongoing prayer is that the Lord makes me an instrument of His love and peace and uses my life as a sign post to point people toward the grace and mercy that is only to be found in a relationship with Him through Jesus Christ.
Hi, I’m Richard Wills, and I’m married to Philippa, whom I met when I moved to Perth from South Africa 20 years ago. We moved to North Coast Church in 2017 so that we could worship together as a family, which currently numbers 8 daughters, 2 sons-in-law and 6 grandchildren.
I was raised Christian, but only chose Christ for myself in 1981, when I was 26 – and then only after years of “pugnacious scepticism”. Praise God for His wonderful patience, grace and kindness, which never ceases to astonish me even as I rely upon it daily.
I believe everyone should get stuck into the life of the church one way or another, and over the years I’ve been involved in growth groups, Kids’, Young Adults’ and Men’s ministries, and as an elder. One time, I even burned the sausages at the sausage sizzle – but they were for free and no-one complained. Anyway, God cares more about relationships than He does about fine dining. For my day job, I’m an executive in a mining company.
I have been married to Esther for 28 years, we have 6 children, and 3 grandchildren. Both Esther and I were brought up in Christian homes, but it is only in 1992, when I was 30 and Esther 28, that both of us acknowledged our sin before God, and accepted God’s gracious offer of salvation. We were baptised together a week before we were married. Since then, Esther and I have been members of various churches, first in South Africa and now in Perth. We started attending NCC in April 2019, becoming members later that year. Esther and I currently serve at the Resource Point. I lead a growth group, am part of the pastoral care team, and served as an intern from Jan 2020 to May 2021.
Graham Cox (Treasurer)
My name is Graham Cox. I am married to Tarryn and I have two daughters – Rachel (16 years) and Julia (13 years). I was saved at the age of 21, through my wife Tarryn, and have been a Christian for 20 years now. I have been attending North Coast for about 9 years. I currently serve on the Ministry Support Council (specialising in finance), as a Guest Services/Parking Team Leader and also lead a Growth Group.