RTO Provider No: 51452


Justine Howard

Justine Howard is a Senior Research Officer at Telethon Kids Institute who is currently completing her PhD on the Legal Framework of Food Security in Australia. Prior to this, Ms Howard was a legal academic at The University of Notre Dame Australia School of Law and Business from 2010 - 2022. Ms Howard has also previously worked as a Registered Nurse and Lawyer. Ms Howard's research interests include food labelling, food fraud and food security, amongst others. In addition to being a Board member, Ms Howard is also a Trustee of the Mundaring Bicentennial Scholarship Trust / Robert Juniper Award for the Arts. 

Deputy Chair

Matthew Woodford

Matthew is currently serving as College Chaplain and working within Campus Ministry at Kolbe Catholic College. He is alumni of Acts2CoME and having served with 24:7 Youth Ministry and Youth Mission Team Australia, Matthew embraces his passion for bringing the Gospel message to the youth of today. Journeying with young people and helping them identify and utilise their God-given talents is a priority for Matthew as he has a heart for empowering them to make fully informed, free, and fruitful decisions that shape their trajectory in life.


Noel Chandramoghan

Blurb coming soon!


Jane Borg

Jane is the founding Principal of Acts2CoME.  Prior to Acts 2, Jane spent over ten years in senior managerial roles in State and Commonwealth fisheries agencies and over 25 years in the fisheries and environmental fields.  For the past 34 years, Jane has also been a member of the Disciples of Jesus Covenant Community and has been active in ministry over that time, including serving in various senior pastoral and leadership roles and groups.  Jane is also active in her local parish, where she serves as a Proclaimer of the Word. In addition to running the College, Jane lectures in Communications and WHS.  She has also been a member since 2006 of the Association of Pentecostal and Charismatic Bible Colleges, serving on the executive from 2011 to 2016.

Principal (ex officio position)

Laura Firth

Laura has been involved with Acts2CoME since the beginning, first as a part-time student and then joining the staff in 2007. Her initial studies at Acts 2 ignited a passion for scripture, which led to her completing Master of Arts (Theology) online with the Augustine Institute in Colorado. She has been involved in youth ministry in various forms for many years, beginning with her time in Antioch as a teenager. She served on the Youth Mission Team in 1998 and 1999 and has been involved with running weekends and week-long camps for young adults for many years. Her passion for working with youth carries over into her role at Acts 2, where she loves to teach and inspire people in their faith. In 2021 she took on the Academic Dean role and on 1 January 2024, Laura became Principal of the college.

Senior Coordinator, Disciples of Jesus Covenant Community, Perth (ex officio position)

Reg Firth

Reg Firth is founder and Senior Coordinator of Disciples of Jesus Covenant Community, Perth.  He has extensive training and experience in leadership, senior management, marketing, training and development, and strategic planning. He has a degree in Applied Science (Psychology).  His dedication in seeking and responding to God led to the commencement of Disciples of Jesus in Perth, Acts 2 College, 24.7 Youth Ministry, and bringing Youth Mission Team to Perth.  He has a commitment to building and empowering teams to share their faith and draw people closer to God.

Board member

Peter Christofides

Lecturer – Theology, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle
After completing National Service, Peter studied an Advance Diploma in Theology (Christian Education) at Rosebank Bible College. While completing his Honours degree in Theology (Practical Theology) at the University of South Africa (UNISA), he worked at the YMCA in Johannesburg – amongst street children. He went on to complete a MA (Biblical Studies) from the University of Johannesburg, where he also did a Doctorate (D. Litt et Phil) on peace and reconciliation. Peter has worked at the SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) as a television producer in the Religious Department. Following that, he was then appointed as Principal of Rosebank Bible College. From there he went as a lecturer and Dean of Students at the Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa in Johannesburg where he headed up the Missions Department as well as the Biblical Languages Department. He also went on to complete a second doctorate (PhD) on the “rediscovery of the role of the laity in the mission of the church”.