Trust Services

Trust Services operates within Australia and New Zealand in order to enable the members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to have a Will prepared for them. The service has operated for over forty years and is under the supervision of practicing lawyers.

There are five Conference directors who have received specialist training in the area of Wills and who are regularly involved in professional development.

For legal reasons, the service provided is limited to "those associated with the church". This is understood as referring to church members and others who attend church services. Wills are prepared free of charge and without financial obligation.

Many members wish to benefit the church organization by means of a bequest and when this is the case the Director can ensure that the Will is written in such a way that the bequest will benefit that part of the Lord’s work that is the object of the member’s choice.

Guardianship of minor children often weighs heavily on younger parents and having Christian values reflected in their Will is important to them. As a practicing Seventh-day Adventist, the Director understands the sentiments of those parents and thereby enables Christian principles to be enunciated in regard to guardianship.

 


The Trust Services Team

Pr Ian Royce

Director of Trust Services for the Australian Union Conference


Pr Ian Royce oversees the operations of Trust Services within Australia and New Zealand and acts as a facilitator and mentor for the local conference Directors.

Pr Royce has previously been a local church pastor in South Australia and Western Australia, Ministerial Association Secretary in Western Australia, Conference Secretary in Victoria and a Conference Director of Trust Services for thirty years.

Team members

Greater Sydney
Pr Rodney Woods
0425 297 678
Nth New South Wales
Pr Rodney Woods
0425 297 678
Nth New Zealand 
Mr Russell Jones
021 710 673
Northern Australia 
Pr Darrin Parker
0431 315 335
Sth Australia 
Mr Steve Whitson
0423 784 000
Sth New South Wales 
Mr Steve Whitson
0423 784 000
Sth New Zealand 
Mr Russell Jones
021 710 673
Sth Queensland 
Pr Darrin Parker
0431 315 335
Tasmania 
Mr Steve Whitson
0423 784 000
Victoria 
Mr Steve Whitson
0423 784 000

Western Australia 
Mrs Teresa Hort
0439 980251