Religious Advisory Committee to the Services

Defence
Religious Advisory Committee to the Services (RACS) advises the Chief of the Defence Force and the Service Chiefs on religious matters.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    Minister

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    10

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Bishop Grant Dibden 1 January 2022 29 January 2025
Member Rabbi Ralph Genende 22 September 2016 Determined by the appointer
Member VACANT
Member VACANT
Member Venerable Sunim Bomhyon 29 January 2019 26 March 2026
Member Reverence Kaye Ronalds 1 December 2019 30 November 2024
Member Monsignor Peter O'Keefe AM 1 January 2022 29 June 2024
Member Reverend Martin de Plye 31 December 2019 30 December 2024
Member Sardar Amarinder Singh Barwa 8 November 2023 8 November 2028
Member Pastor Ralph Estherby 1 January 2021 31 December 2025
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