The management of Dayspring's activities rests with its governing body - called The Dayspring Guiding Committee. Elected annually at its AGM, these people hold the governance of Dayspring as their primary responsibility.
CHAIRPERSON - Dr Beth Roberton
Beth is currently Chairperson of the Dayspring Guiding Committee and Dean of Studies of the Dayspring spiritual direction program. Beth was one of the founding authors of Dayspring’s coursework program in association with Brian Holliday, Brian Stitt and Ann Troup, commencing in 2003. She has been associated with Dayspring since attending Brian and Patricia Stitt's "Spirituality for Ministry" days at Wollaston. Beth has qualifications in teaching, theology and ministry training. She practiced as a high school teacher for many years prior to working in ministry, both in Australia and overseas. Doctoral work focused on the benefit of spiritual direction to women who have come from conservative religious contexts.
DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON - Mrs Jenelle Pike
Jenelle has been a part of the Dayspring Community for many years holding various roles in admin, events, and the guiding committee. Jenelle appreciates the rhythms, spaciousness, and creativity that come from choosing a contemplative path. Having a previous background of study in cultural heritage and politics, Jenelle is currently enjoying the challenge of the post-graduate work of Dayspring's spiritual direction training. Jenelle and her husband Chris also have the privilege of spending time with their three children, who constantly remind them how to live a life full of wonder.
SECRETARY - Mrs Glenis Holliday
A graduate of Perth Bible College, Glenis spent 7 years in Kalimantan Indonesia in a church planting mission. After returning to Australia, she supported her husband in his role as a Churches of Christ pastor for some years as well has being mother to 4 children. After moving to Perth in 1989, she began work as a secondary teacher with Carey Baptist College for 18 years. Glenis has been associated with Dayspring since its inception. She graduated from the Dayspring Graduate Diploma of Spiritual Direction in 2019 and assists with administration tasks as Guiding Committee Secretary. Since retiring from teaching Glenis enjoys more involvement with her 13 delightful grandchildren.
TREASURER - Mr John Clapton
John has been associated with Dayspring since its inception and as he approached his retirement from Anglican Church ministry made himself available to Dayspring as Treasurer of the Guiding Committee. John Graduated from the Dayspring Coursework Program in 2012. John's main role in Dayspring apart from this reporting function, is as an occasional workshop presenter and as a Spiritual Director and Professional Supervisor. John was a school teacher before training for church ministry and has graduate qualifications in Social Science, Management, Spiritual Direction and Professional Supervision. In addition to periods of parish work, John has worked as a middle manager in a number of settings including aged care, chaplaincy and the welfare sector.
Mrs Toni Pike Toni, a late comer to Dayspring, has embraced the contemplative even though coming from a Pentecostal background. Part of Dayspring since 2018 she has also been serving on the Guiding Committee for two years. Previously serving with Ellel Ministries as a prayer minister has enabled her to value the role of the Spiritual Director and the ethos of Dayspring. Toni has attended retreats, events and Quiet days with Dayspring and helps facilitate Quiet Days.
Mr Dennis Ryle Dennis is back on the Guiding Committee for the second time. He was part of the gestation of Dayspring when Brian and Patricia Stitt were leading the "Spirituality for Ministry" course at Wollaston. He assisted in the development and presentation of Dayspring Courses and was part of the inaugural Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction while he was Chairperson of the Guiding Committee. His main involvement now is as a Spiritual Director and occasional Workshop and Course Presenter. He has a particular interest in exploring the use of the Enneagram as a tool for personal discernment.
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Dr Brian Holliday - Anam Cara to the Guiding Committee Brian is a spiritual director and librarian for the Dayspring Community. He also teaches and supervises in Dayspring’s spiritual direction training course. Previously, he held various ministry positions in Australia and overseas. His post-graduate work was in cultural and literary critical studies, but for many years now his main interest has been with Dayspring and its contemplative approach to life and faith. Brian and Glenis have four wonderful kids, and many delightful grandchildren.