Board of Elders


The role of the Board of Elders is to be the primary governance group of the church, responsible for providing spiritual oversight and ensuring the ongoing health and growth of the church and its ministries. While the day-to-day running of the church is handled by the Senior Minister, the Senior Leadership Team, and the staff, the Board of Elders hold the Senior Minister accountable and give attention to the overall vision, direction and health of the church. For a full description of the duties of the Board of Elders please click here (partners only).



Marg Perry (Chair)
Completed 1st & 2nd Term 2018-2024, Appointed 3rd Term 2024-2027
Chair (June 2020 to present)

Marg joined CityLife Church in 2014 and serves in the areas of Life Group leadership; coaching; teaching and preaching. She has a double degree Bachelor of Education / Arts from Monash University and MA in Ministry and Leadership. Her background is in education and ministry, having worked in schools, higher education environments, and for many years pastoring in a local church. Marg established and was CEO of a Registered Training Organisation, which offered business and theology qualifications, combining her twin passions for training and pastoral ministry. She has served on several boards, including an award winning social enterprise donating its profits to indigenous health initiatives. Marg is passionate about social justice and served in a managerial role with Samaritan’s Purse Australia, assisting with aid relief and child poverty in the Asia Pacific region. She currently works in the not-for-profit sector providing philanthropic support to organisations in Australia, Asia and Africa. Marg is married to Jim and they have three adult children.



Grant Levy (Deputy Chair)
Completed 1st Term 2019-2022, Appointed 2nd Term 2022-2025
Deputy Chair - June 2020 to present

Grant has been a member of the Knox congregation of CityLife since 2012. He has served as a volunteer in a number of roles and is currently leading a Life Group and is a Life Group Coach. Grant has degrees in law and economics (majoring in accounting) from Monash University and has practiced as a lawyer in a number of Melbourne CBD law firms for more than 30 years. For the last 8 years, Grant has also been a board member of a social enterprise hospitality business that donates all profits to other charities and provides hospitality training to disadvantaged members of the community (he has served as Board Chair of this enterprise for the last 3 years). Grant is married to Linda and they have two adult children.



Andrew Chisholm (Senior Minister)
Appointed 2019

Andrew Chisholm has been part of the Knox congregation at CityLife since 1986 and part of the Church staff for over 20 years. During this time, he has served as the Director of World Impact. This role has included the training and coaching of national leaders, as well as developing and implementing leadership training processes and discipleship pathways for church members in a number of nations. Andrew holds formal qualifications in theology and global ministry leadership. More recently, he has led and coached the teaching/preaching team at CityLife.



Peter Green
Completed 1st Term 2019-2022, Appointed 2nd Term 2022-2025

Peter has been a part of CityLife for over 40 years and has served in many areas of the church. He currently plays cello in the worship band, volunteers at Southern Cross Kids' Camps and has served as an elder previously. He runs his own veterinary practice, has degrees in veterinary science, psychology and theology and has just completed a Master’s degree in Theology. Peter is married to Liz and they have three children, Joshua, Benjamin and Gabrielle.



Ken Tan
Completed 1st Term 2020-2023, Appointed 2nd Term 2023-2026

Ken is a retired businessman who migrated to Australia in 2011. He has been part of CityLife Church since 2011 although he had visited the church many times prior to 2011 when he was commuting between his family in Melbourne and his business in Sungai Petani, Malaysia. Ken has been married to Sonya for 45 years and together they have four married daughters, and 8 grandchildren. He serves in the Welcoming team and CLCC with smiles, dedication and compassion. He co-leads a senior’s Life Group and actively serves the community as part of the team at the Boronia soup kitchen, and as a leader in a BSF Men’s Class. Ken is a lover of sports and is an avid golfer and keen tennis player. He will endeavour to use his business and life experiences as a Board member to contribute to the effective spiritual oversight of CityLife. Most important of all though, he desires to magnify God and to give Him all the glory through serving Him.



Chee Sun Yoong
Completed 1st Term 2020-2023, Appointed 2nd Term 2023-2026

Chee Sun has been a member of the CityLife Knox congregation since 1990. He has served in the Creative Arts Ministry, as well as the Kids, Youth and Young Adults ministries (and hopefully plans on being involved in Seniors too one day!). Chee Sun is a former student of Waverley Christian College and has completed degrees in Commerce and Economics (majoring in HR, Marketing and Economics) at Monash University. He is currently employed as a HR Manager at a national food distribution company. Chee Sun is married to Anna and together they have two young children - Hamilton and Maya.



Erica Tan
1st Term

Erica has been attending the CityLife Knox congregation with her family since she migrated to Melbourne from Malaysia in 2008. She has enjoyed her time serving in the Kids Ministry and as a LG leader for Youth and Young Adults. She is currently serving as a LG coach and in the worship team in the Young Adults Ministry. Erica is a corporate lawyer, with experience in drafting and negotiating various contracts, advising on legal obligations (e.g. privacy, corporate governance, and data governance) and conducting legal due diligence. Erica has previously assisted Refugee Legal with pro bono work and volunteered at CityLife Community Care events. Her favourite things to do are going on hikes and baking sweet treats for family and friends.



Logan Pillay
1st Term

Logan and his wife Prathima have been attending CityLife Church since 2001. He and Prathima have been married for 31 years and have 2 adult children, Evesh and Tamara. Logan currently serves in the hospitality team as a Venue Manager. He has previously served as a Life Group Leader and Coach as well as in the Youth Ministry. He is an IT professional and has been in the industry for the past 30+ years. He has led multiple major IT projects across South Africa and Australia. He currently works as a Senior Manager at Medibank Private, managing their many back-office applications.



Winston Lee
1st Term

Winston has been attending CityLife since 1994 when he came to Melbourne from Malaysia to study at Monash University. He became a Life Group leader in 1995 in the campus ministry and then moved to the Youth ministry where he served as a Life Group leader and coach for over 10 years; during this time, he also served on the worship team. He was employed at CityLife as the LifeTracks Assistant for 3 years, Youth Pastor for 4 years and World Impact Operations Manager for 12 years. He’s been the Business Manager for CityLife since 2022. He has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and an MBA. Winston and his wife Samantha have been married for 14 years and have two young children, Zoey and Corban. He currently enjoys working out at the gym, crocheting and woodworking.

Multisite Leadership Team



CityLife Church is one church in many locations headed by a multisite leadership structure, positioning us for church growth and multiplication.

The Multisite Leadership Team comprise of:


Andrew Chisholm
(Senior Minister)
Winston Lee
(Business Manager)



Pastors

James Thompson
(Lead Pastor - Casey)
Paul Molyneux
(Lead Pastor - Knox)
Praba Nagaratnam
(Head of Pastoral - Knox)
Godwin Shim (Lead Pastor
- Manningham & Melbourne City)
Sam Grimshaw
(Lead Pastor - Whittlesea)



Central Services

Angeline Choo
(Communications Manager)
Rachel Lai
(HR Manager)



World Impact

Paulos Djini
(World Impact Director)
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