Kent Kingston


Kent has worked with Record InFocus since 2010. He is married, with two boys in high school. Raised in three countries and with a background in social work, Kent is fascinated by people, the dreams they have, and how they overcome barriers. Kent seeks out beauty in culture, language and music, but nothing fires his imagination like an opportunity to reach people for Jesus through the media.

Twitter: Kent Kingston @RecordInFocus


Dannielle Synot

Newsreader / presenter

Dannielle loves seeing people connect with God and each other. A trained actor with experience in the Australian film industry, Dannielle was a key presenter for the Beyond: The Search series. Her first book, Every Heart’s Cry, recounts how God brought her from an abusive childhood to a place of safety. Dannielle is married with three adorable—and sometimes mischievous—children.



James Toogood


James is a businessman, tour leader, evangelist and pastor of two churches in Canberra, Australia’s capital. He has produced over 120 Christian shows for television. In 2013 his fifth stage production, “Heaven and Hell – the show” is in four theatres, he starts a new TV season of the weekly ToogoodToday Show, leads evangelistic seminars in three locations and broadcasts regularly on radio. He has used his BBus and Grad Dip (Theo) in management for 11 years with the Uniting Church and 17 with Seventh-day Adventists in Australia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. He lives in Canberra with his wife Lauren and younger son Anthony; his eldest, David, is studying to become a minister at Avondale College.




Barry Oliver

Insight presenter

Barry is president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific and has served as a pastor, evangelist, academic and administrator in Papua New Guinea and Australia. He is married to Julie, a retired teacher, and they have three adult sons.

Barry has helped introduce reforms that have streamlined administrative structures, releasing financial and human resources to better fulfil the mission of the church. He has also helped with a legal restructure of church entities including the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, Avondale College of Higher Education and Sydney Adventist Hospital. Barry continues to research and has almost 100 publications in print. His personal vision is for a church that knows, experiences and shares its hope in Jesus Christ.




James Standish

Religious freedom commentator

James is communication director for the South Pacific Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and also holds the Public Affairs and Religious Liberty portfolio. He previously served as the Adventist Church's representative to the US Government in Washington DC, and the United Nations in New York and Geneva. He has a Juris Doctor degree with honours from Georgetown University (Washington, DC), an MBA from the University of Virginia, and a bachelor’s degree from Newbold College, England. James is married to Dr Leisa Morton-Standish and has two daughters.



Trafford Fischer

Family life commentator

Trafford is director of the Adventist Institute of Family Relations and Director of Family Ministries for the Adventist Church in the South Pacific and has a real interest in strengthening marriages and enriching families. He grew up in south NSW and after completing high school commenced work with the Department of Lands in Sydney. After completing a BA in Theology, he took up youth work in Sydney, Adelaide, and Newcastle. He has completed masters degrees in Religion and Family Life Education, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree. He enjoys the odd restoration project and snow skiing. He lives in Sydney with his wife Caryl. They have two adult children and two grandaughters.



Sue Radd


Sue Radd AdvAPD is one of Australia’s leading nutritionists, an internationally published author and wellness speaker with media experience spanning more than 20 years.  She is founding director of the Nutrition and Wellbeing Clinic in Sydney where you can receive one-on-one expert dietary advice to prevent chronic disease or better manage existing medical conditions.  Her latest brainchild is Culinary Medicine Cookshops - a fun way to learn about how to use food as medicine!


Sign up for FREE food and nutrition tips:

Join Sue on Facebook: Culinary Medicine Cookshops


Lyle Shelton

Political commentator

Lyle is the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby, based in Canberra. He is a journalist by profession, working for Queensland Country Life and Rural Press Limited in Melbourne. Lyle became youth pastor at Toowoomba City Church in 1997 before being elected to Toowoomba City Council in 2000. He was appointed National Chief of Staff at the Australian Christian Lobby in 2007, and served in this role for six years before being appointed Managing Director in 2013.



Production team

Behind the scenes, our busy production team is sourcing news stories and vision, organising interviews, writing scripts, running cameras, lights, audio and autocue, video editing and coordinating wardrobe, hair and makeup.

James Standish – Executive producer

Kent Kingston – producer/writer

Richard Ewing – director

Jarrod Stackelroth – floor manager

Gilmore Tanabose – production assistant: graphics, camera, b-roll

Dora Amuimuia – production assistant: hair, make-up, camera, b-roll

Linden Chuang – production assistant: autocue, b-roll