People you’re likely to meet

Monica O’Neil

Senior Pastor

Monica O’Neil

Mon is lead pastor here at Living Grace Dianella. Mon’s favourite thing is fostering the amazing capacities of people. She spends half her time as a lecturer at Morling College and providing supervision and training for ministers and supervisors through The Anchorage Collective. For fun she is now completing her Doctor of Ministry. For her real fun she loves a good book, holidaying with Michael and playing with her 5 grandsons.

Heather Baker

Community Pastor

Heather Baker

Heather's role as Community Relations is to provide a welcome to our community and neighbourhood. Many community groups meet within our beautiful spaces that build life, learning and wellbeing.
Her roles in life are mother, grandmother, pastor, chaplain in aged care, horticulturalist, creative, beach lover, dog lover and a reader of Australian classics and biographies.

Jeanette Rigley

Board Chair

Jeanette Rigley

Jeanette loves connecting with people through sharing of stories, meaningful relationships, and lots of fun. She is passionate about helping people connect with Jesus and live life to its full potential. Jeanette is a very proud mother and grandmother, and enjoys camping with family and friends, and experiencing more of our beautiful world through travel. She is part of the ministry team, and a board member of Living Grace Dianella.

Scott Puzey

Board Member

Scott Puzey

Scott Puzey and his wife Kerry have been a part of Living Grace Dianella since 2017 and members thereafter. They are the proud parents of Matthew and Sarah.
Scott is an experienced school principal serving extensively in the faith communities of Southern Hills Christian College, Swan Christian College and The Scots College in Sydney.
Scott grew up in a Christian household in Glen Forrest attending church with his extended family. He came to personal faith in Dalwallinu as a young adult, being baptised at the local church where he was a part of the music team.

Jillian MacLachlan

Church Care Pastor

Jillian MacLachlan

Jillian is originally from New Zealand but is now a fully-fledged Australian. She has two grown up children who recently blessed her with two granddaughters. She also has two boisterous border collies (well that’s what everyone else says), they’re really still pups at two years old! She loves a good Scifi movie or book. She completed a Masters in Ministry at Vose Seminary in 2019 and came to work alongside Mon at Living Grace Dianella. She's been at Living Grace Dianella for four years now and is loving it.

Rohan Nelson

Associate Pastor

Rohan Nelson

Rohan is an Associate Pastor at Living Grace Dianella. He is married to Melissa and has two young children. On Sundays he is often involved with the kids ministry, but also preaches, and sometimes joins the music team on his double bass. Rohan is a reformed gamer who relapses occasionally, and sometimes finds time for ambitious undertakings like learning ancient languages, trying to make electronic music, playing various instruments, or juggling.

Michael O’Neil

Preacher and Worship Leader

Michael O’Neil

Michael is Dean of Campus and has taught Christian Thought and History at Morling College in Perth since 2010. He is married to Monica and is a proud father and grandfather of incredibly wonderful kids. He enjoys being part of the preaching and worship teams at Living Grace. He likes food (a little too much!), cycling, reading, current affairs, and would like to travel some more—maybe Germany, Scotland, Israel, a COVID-free cruise…

Ken Leeden

Board Member

Ken Leeden

Ken has been a Christian for 50 plus years and attended several churches during that time. He is currently serving on the church board and also assists in the church maintenance and Sunday morning setup.
His interests include fishing and crabbing, golf and making or repairing items for his children and grandchildren. He also has a caravan and hopes to travel extensively over the next five years.
One day a week he looks after his grandchild and soon it will be a second day for the next grandchild.

Grant Stone

Pastoral Care

Grant Stone

Grant is a loud, balding older man who loves to chat. When he and his wife Sheryl returned from 18 months in UK/Europe in 1978 they decided to come to Dianella to worship because of Christian friends already here.
Grant started life in Bunbury and has been associated with Churches of Christ since attending their Sunday School from the age of four. Grant made an adult decision to follow Jesus at the age of twelve. Grant has served God as an elder, Board member, lay preacher and singer.
Music has always been important to Grant. When he came to Perth to attend University, he formed a Christian rock group that for five years played at churches and ‘coffee house ministry venues’. Grant is part of our worship team.

Ray Tinetti

Board Member

Ray Tinetti

Ray Tinetti is married to Marie. They have five children and six grandchildren between them. He has been involved with this church since 1968 when his family moved into Dianella. (Dianella Plaza was a sign on a patch of bush then.) He has been on the board, off and on, since the 70s. He was a high school science teacher for 40 years and has recently retired. Hobbies include photography, especially birds and flowers; gardening and fishing (both badly).

Kim Bowers

Board Member and Treasurer

Kim Bowers

Kim is married with four children and six grandchildren. His faith was renewed when he joined Living Grace Dianella in 2007, and he was baptised in 2008. After working as a banker, a small business owner, and the Business Manager of Living Grace Dianella, Kim has now retired. He currently serves on the board as treasurer, and is also an elder of the church.