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Our Board

Christway College is served by a volunteer Board. Each member brings expertise, passion and vision to the leadership of the College at the highest level. Each board member is a current or past parent of children at either Kingston or Wyndham campus.

The primary function of the College Board is to ensure that the strategic vision of the College is upheld, and our Christian values are applied throughout College life.  In doing so, the College Board provides direction, guidance and counsel in areas of staff and student wellbeing, finance, policy development and property management/expansion.  The College Board also supports the Executive Principal as the operational executive of the College.

Dan Faber (Board Chair)

Bachelor of Commerce (Monash University, Clayton) Diploma of Ministry (Sydney College of Divinity)
Dan has been a business owner for the last 10 years, investing in both online and traditional businesses, after spending the early part of his career in Sales and Business Management roles.  He brings solid operational and financial skills to the role of Board Chair, and his entrepreneurial approach is well adapted to problem solving.  Dan especially enjoys the challenge of finding peace and order in all circumstances – business, pastoral and spiritual.  Dan is President of a local charity that supports leaders and pastors locally and abroad.  Dan and his family are highly engaged in their local church and have taken active roles in overseas missions, pastoral care, worship team and ministry to young adults.

Grant Scott-Hayward

Master of Business Administration
Bachelor of Commerce

Grant is a Leadership and Strategy Coach and a Pay Equity Ambassador for the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer of a major Australian law firm. He has 25 years of leadership, executive and senior management expertise in professional services firms, having advised and worked with a large number of leading law and accounting firms. An advocate of values-based leadership, Grant has specialist expertise in strategy, organisational governance and performance, leadership development and culture transformation. He has held a number of external advisory roles following a background in management consulting.

Ps Dan Parker

Senior Pastor of Kingston City Church 
Bachelor of Ministry
Chairman of CRC Churches Victoria & Tasmania
Chairman of Christian Resource Ministries Inc


Dan is leading a large local church in South East Melbourne with other congregations in Wyndham and Northcote. He is also the leader of a denomination with sixty churches in southern Australia. Dan has a broad experience in working with executive teams, managing leaders and setting vision and mission for Christian organisations. He is involved in supporting church leaders in Fiji, Turkey and South Sudan. He brings experience and passion for faith-based education.

John Gaddala

Bachelor of Technology (Electrical and Electronics Engineering)

John is an experienced business professional specialising in scaling businesses, mergers and acquisitions, strategy and operations management in the utilities sector. John is an active member of the Wyndham community, helping new migrants to understand and blend into the cultural diversity of Australia and connecting them with people and organisations that can help them grow personally and professionally. John is a member of the Wyndham City Church and actively helps with the kid's church. John is a strong advocate of quality Christian education and believes that the next generation of leaders should live and uphold Christian values and contribute to building a better society.

Judith Jansen

Bachelor Nursing
Graduate Diploma Paediatrics


Judith is a committed Christian; her faith founded and nurtured as a teenager in the Christian Reformed Church (Casey). She is currently an active member of the Syndal Baptist Church and has been worshipping there for 10 years. She was privileged and blessed to have attended Maranatha Christian School and is passionate to see the continuation of Christian education.
Judith trained as a nurse, working at the Royal Children’s Hospital (Parkville) and Monash Children’s Hospital (Clayton) for 25 years. She now works part time as an Area Manager for the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. 
Judith is a mother of three children who all currently attend or have graduated from HCC. When not racing around for school, sport and work, her favourite things to do include catching up with friends over coffee, going for long walks and gardening.

Duane Girton

Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning
Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science Nutrition

Duane brings over 36 years of business and personal development experience to the Christway College Board. His career spans roles in financial planning, strategic growth, and business development, including CEO of a property development group and managing a financial planning practice with $65 million in funds. Duane is passionate about coaching, mentorship, and integrating his Christian faith into his work. He holds certifications in life coaching, NLP, and digital marketing, and is pursuing further education in ministry and neuroscience. Married to Lillian, he is a proud father of three and active in the Kingston City Church and Food4Thought God in Business Networking group.

Shane Austin

Master Business Law (Monash University)
Graduate DIploma Christian Studies (Regent College, Vancouver BC)
Bachelor Medical Radiations (RMIT)
Strategic perspectives on nonprofit management and social entrepreneurship (Harvard Business School)

Currently acting as a Principal Adviser for The Salvation Army Aged Care, Shane is strategic and values driven leader, with over, 20 years of executive management experience, both locally and internationally. Sound skills across organisational leadership, strategy, business development, and design, underpinned by a personal faith and active participation in faith communities throughout adult life. Shane’s experience spans across for-profit, membership, and not-for-profit organisations, and he has extensive experience in governance in the NFP sector in Australia, including education. Together with his wife Anne, he is parenting their youngest child through senior years of school, their second child to complete an education at Christway.

Correspondence may be forwarded to the College Board in writing:

C/- Damian Higgins

316-322 Kingston Road

Clarinda VIC 3169

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