Westlake Lausanne is led by a plurality of elders. Their primary purpose is the teaching, pastoring, guarding, leading, and caring of God's flock. 



Clive Wilder-Smith | Elder

Clive is married to Luzia and they have one son. He is British and a consultant gastro-enterologist. He cares about your gut feeling, but you don't want to ask him any thing more about his work.

Dan Dubei  |  Elder

Dan is married to Mia, and has one (married) daughter, two sons and three grandsons. He is Romanian/Canadian, a design engineer, and pretty nifty at the BBQ.

Martin Slack | Pastor & Elder

Martin is married to Su and they have four daughters. He is British and has been the pastor of Westlake Lausanne since April 2008. Before this he was a medical doctor specialising in neonatal intensive care. So unless you weigh less than 500g you are better off asking Su for medical advice.

Andy Kearns | Assistant Pastor

Andy is married to Zannah, and they have one son and two daughters. Andy joined us as our Assistant Pastor in 2015. He is an ordained Anglican minister, and is also a trained physiotherapist. That should be handy.

Tom Rizzo | Elder

Tom is married to Karen and they have a grown-up son and daughter and one grandson. Tom is American and professor of Chemistry and Dean of Basic Science at the EPFL. A man of his age should really stop playing basketball.

Dick Moerdijk |  Elder

Dick is married to Renate and they have three daughters. Dick is Dutch, but despite that manages to raise the style and class of the eldership considerably. He is a business controller with Olam.

Alphonse Abraham | Elder

Alphonse is married to Marinette and they have one son. Alphonse is Singaporean and spent many years working for Mercy Ships. He is a ship's engineer. With Alphonse on board, what could possibly go wrong?

John Pollard | Elder

John is married to Hannah and they have two sons. John is English and Swiss (which is kind of useful). He is a civil engineer and works for the City of Lausanne... so you know who to blame for all the roadworks. 

Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.  - Acts 20:28

 Elders 2 2015