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Meet the Team

Peter Crawford, Director of Schools Ministry

Pete CrawfordPeter attended The Scots School, Bathurst and then completed theological training. Peter began working for Crusaders as the Boy’s Field Staff Worker and was appointed the Director of School’s Ministry in 1997. He is passionate about the ministry of Crusaders to tell the next generation of the Good News of Jesus and he considers it a great joy and privilege to share the Bible with young people and encourage teachers in their faith and ministry.

Contact Peter at peterc@crusaders.edu.au

 

Clare Wimble, Schools Ministry Staff Worker

Clare WimblePrimary School Teacher, Clare Wimble, joined the Schools Ministry team in January 2011. She has extensive experience in education, having completed a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary). During her time as a teacher Clare worked in England, rural NSW and the Sutherland Shire. In 2008, Clare went to SMBC where she gained a Diploma of Theology and an Advanced Diploma of Ministry and developed a love of preaching. Clare thinks it is an amazing privilege to preach the good news of Jesus with kids and teenagers in schools each term. She seeks to live by her favourite Bible verse Acts 20:24 – “I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me – the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.”

Contact Clare at clarew@crusaders.edu.au

 

Jacquie Woods, Schools Ministry Staff Worker

Jacquie has always loved working with kids and previously worked as a primary school teacher for 3 years. While teaching students to read and write she was convicted about the essential need for students to learn about the good news of Jesus Christ. So in order to be thoroughly trained and equipped to teach the bible in schools, Jacquie then completed a Bachelor of Divinity at Moore Theological College in Sydney. She is really excited about the many opportunities schools provide to share the gospel with both students and teachers. Jacquie is also a big fan of playing sport, cooking, spending holidays at the beach and drinking good coffee!
Contact Jacquie at jacquiew@crusaders.edu.au

 

Kate Stace, Schools Ministry Staff Worker

Kate became a Christian through a youth group in Wahroonga, and the CRU group at Abbotsleigh in 2007. From there, she saw the opportunity to proclaim the gospel in schools, and has been involved in CRU ever since. Most recently, Kate has been directing HSC study camps and is excited to direct CrossTrain in 2017. Kate has a degree in Business from UTS, and a Bachelor of Divinity from Moore College. She loves telling kids about Jesus, and supporting schools as they do this.

Contact Kate at kate.stace@crusaders.edu.au

 

Dan Perrott, Schools Ministry Staff Worker

After originally working in the Film & TV Industry, Dan studied at Sydney Missionary and Bible College and went on to serve in church based youth and young adults’ ministries. This gave him heaps of experience over the last ten years teaching in SRE, Primary and High School lunchtime groups, and on Christian camps and youth groups. He loves evangelism, preaching, and discipleship – with those who grew up outside or inside the church/Christian culture. Dan loves Jesus, his wife Anna, daughter Natalia, and the chance to share the Gospel while supporting others doing the same.

Contact Dan at danp@crusaders.edu.au

 

Tom French, Schools Ministry Staff Worker

Tom is on his second stint working with CRU Schools Ministry, after working in the role from 2010-2014. Tom has been working in ministry to young people since 2002, working as a youth minister in Anglican and Baptist churches in both NSW and Victoria. Tom trained at Anglican Youthworks College where he gained a Diploma of Theology, before completing a Bachelor of Theology at SMBC in 2010. Tom loves getting the chance to talk about Jesus, watch movies and eat potato but probably not all at the same time.

Contact Tom at tomf@crusaders.edu.au

 

Kellie Thomson, Schools Ministry Staff Worker/Administrator

Kellie, a primary teacher of 5 years joined the CRU team in January 2017. She has a Graduates Diploma of Divinity from SMBC and years of experience teaching scripture and leading youth groups. Kellie is excited to have the opportunity to support and encourage Christian students to grow in their love of God and their willingness to share the love of God with the others. She remembers how God worked through her Christian high school friends (who attended a weekly lunch time Christian group) to bring her to faith when she was in year 12. Besides teaching the Bible, Kellie loves anything that involves food, being outdoors and playing ultimate frisbee.

Contact Kellie at kellie.thomson@crusaders.edu.au

 

School’s Ministry Associates

Our associates focus on sharing Jesus with secondary school students through visiting high school CRU Groups, leading on CRU Summit Camps and CRU Holiday Camps. The Schools Ministry Associates also train at Sydney Cornhill Preaching College and do theological study in order to know and teach the Bible faithfully.

Adri

Contact Adri at adrianak@crusaders.edu.au

Jonnie

Contact Jonnie at jonniew@crusaders.edu.au

For more information about our 2 year Associates program and for an application form click here.