David Seccombe (Rev, Dr) – Acting Dean

David ministered in Perth churches for 20 years (14 years at St Matthews, Shenton Park), and was Principal of George Whitefield College in Cape Town from 1993–2012. He became a Christian in the middle of a science degree (chemistry) and went on to work in the steel industry. He has a PhD from Cambridge University for studies on Jesus’ teaching about wealth and poverty, and has written on the life and teaching of Jesus, Paul’s message in the Letter to the Romans, and Christian family. He and Lorraine have four children and eight grandchildren.

Mike Welham (Rev) – Assistant Minister

Mike has moved with his wife and their three children to begin ministry at the Cathedral in January 2021 as the Youth & Children’s Worker. After working as a primary school teacher in the country, Mike trained at Trinity Theological College in Perth. Mike is keen to engage with anyone who doesn’t know Jesus yet, and also to help people in the church grow in faith and action. He enjoys being married to his wife, Emma, time with his kids, games, the beach, coffee, playing drums, and long conversations about faith and life.

Jeremy Rice (Rev) – Hospital Chaplain

Jeremy is working in an honorary role. He visits patients who are ill or dying in our hospitals. As they near the end of life, he reminds them of the hope of eternal life in heaven that is given to all who put their trust in Jesus. Many families have been blessed by Jeremy’s compassionate ministry.


David Hilton (Rev) – Wednesday Service Coordinator & Prison Chaplain

David joined the Cathedral back in 2000. He trained through Church Army in Sydney, spending a number of years doing youth work on the Eastern seaboard before moving to Geraldton to take on school chaplaincy. Since 2008, David has been the Coordinating Chaplain at Greenough Regional Prison. In his spare time he works as an Optical Dispenser. He is passionate about evangelism and discipleship, enjoys swimming, and likes both types of music; country and western.