VIC Branch

Branch Council

CMS Victoria Inc. is an incorporated association. It has members and a board which we call Branch Council. The Council makes policy decisions about the direction of the branch and guides the branch staff with goals and objectives.

The Branch Council is made up of people chosen for their maturity in the faith, knowledge of mission and association with CMS.

If you feel you need to speak to someone on Branch Council, you can do this by emailing or phoning the office, and a member of Branch Council will respond to your inquiry.

The CMS Victoria Rules of Association are available from the CMS Vic office on (03) 9894 4722


Members of Branch Council

Pam Thyer – Chairperson

Pam is the National Director of Missions Interlink, and was a CMS missionary in Tanzania (1985–1994). Pam has been Chair since 2011.

Wei-Han Kuan

Revd Dr Wei-Han Kuan is the State Director of CMS Victoria.

Kirsty Brown

Kirsty recently joined Branch Council. She is a chartered accountant who has been supporting mission through prayer, financial giving and caring for missionaries on field for many years.

Graeme Chiswell

Graeme has been involved with student ministry for 30 years.  At the end of 2016 he finished as Campus Director at Monash CU to commence a new role at City on a Hill Church.

Simon Koefoed

Simon is the Vicar at Brimbank Anglican and has been a member of CMS for over 10 years. He is passionate to see the gospel preached in our own backyards and to the ends of the earth.

Peter North

Peter North is a commercial lawyer with Lewis Holdway Lawyers and attends St Alfred’s Anglican Church, Blackburn North.

Jane Peters

Jane Peters, CMS missionary (Chile 1992- 2010) married to Graeme and together they are involved in ministry in the Wonthaggi-Inverloch area of Gippsland.

Roslyn Schnerring

Roslyn is an accountant working in management for Renshaw Dawson Lang.

Steve Sonneman

Steve was a CMS missionary for 14 years training leaders for the Pakistani church. He now serves as the Vicar of St John’s West Brunswick.

Bill Austin

Bill Austin is an experienced company director and has recently completed his term as Chairman of CBM Australia as well as on the Board of CBM International and is currently on the Board of CBM Kenya. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ray Ternes

Ray works as a barrister and has been a member of Glen Waverley Anglican Church for more than 15 years.  He is passionate about followers of Jesus living out their calling, including in making Jesus known through word and deed.