Mike Crichton – SENATE 1
Mike is married to Jayne, they have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Mike currently is a Radio Presenter on 98five Sonshine FM and engages with thousands of people across Perth weekly, which give him insight in what’s happening in our community. Mike spent 14 years as a senior manager for an International Transport Company, 8 years with the WA Department of Training, supporting and mentoring employers and apprentices to complete their apprenticeship. Prior to joining 98five Sonshine FM, Mike spent 4 years as the Business Manager at Nations Church Perth. Commencing in 2020, Mike and his wife Jayne felt called and played a key role in establishing Neuma Church Perth, with Mike also a member of the Global Neuma Church Board. Mike has always had a keen interest in politics with a few areas of interest, but not limited to be, strengthening families, freedom of speech and improving quality of life for our seniors.
Maryka Groenewald– SENATE 2
Maryka has passionately been serving the WA community for 15 years. She holds qualifications in community development, politics, and leadership. Maryka brings experience in community development, program development, strategic planning, management, problem solving, community engagement, and public speaking. She has worked across Australia in regional, remote and metro settings. Having worked with a range of departments, corporates, and community organisations, she brings a unique perspective to policy development. Maryka loves connecting with people from all walks of life and is passionate about seeing people participate in the public space. She recently developed a workshop called ‘MOMENTUM’ with the aim to equip, encourage and mobilise Christians to be salt and light in their sphere of influence. She has been the State Director for Australian Christians for the past six years. She is married, and serves at Christian Revival Church in Wangara.