MEET OUR STAFF
Dave has been the minister at St Mark's since February 2018 and loves it!
He first came to know Jesus through his parents and Sunday School teacher.
Dave became a minister because he was so thankful for all the people who helped him to know Jesus and understand the gospel. He wanted to help other people in the way he had been helped.
Before coming to Sadleir, Dave worked as a carpenter, before becoming a youth minister at Merrylands, and a missionary in North West Australia with BCA.
Dave is married to Priya and they have 3 daughters. Apart from Jesus, his family and his church family, Dave loves bikes, board-games, a good meal with friends and going on random road trips.
Honorary Assistant Minister
Jacinth was a Primary school teacher at Fairfield West before she began to train to be a minister.
For over 40 years she ministered in 9 parishes before coming to St Mark's Sadleir where she has been ministering since January 2011.
She is also the Chaplain for many of the deaconesses and retired female ministers in NSW.
She really enjoys sharing time with God, reading her Bible and praying, with a cappuccino and a ham and cheese pocket each morning. She also enjoys Scrabble, crosswords, live local theatre and watching and reading mysteries.
She has been a Christian for over 65 years and she loves helping people to have a close personal relationship with Jesus who loves everyone with his perfect love.
Ans van der Zwaag
Pastoral Care Worker
Ans has worked as a preschool teacher and as a qualified counsellor before ministry. In 1989 she finally understood about God's grace - that it's NOT about us being good enough, but all about Jesus taking the punishment for our sins - past and future. This totally changed the course of her life, as she learned to live Jesus' way of life.
Ans served in Kairos prison ministry in Emu Plains before becoming a CMS missionary, working with women on the streets and in brothels in Johannesburg, South Africa. This included setting up a women's ministry at Christ Church Hillbrow.
Ans joined the team at St Mark's in 2012. She is involved in equipping, discipling and encouraging women in their walk with God. She enjoys movies, books, and chats over a cappuccino.
Michael is currently studying at Moore Theological College working towards a Bachelor of Divinity.
He became a Christian during his time at university when his friends invited him to church. There he came to know and understand the good news of Jesus Christ.
Since then, Michael has been passionate about helping other people find confidence in Jesus. Michael worked for 2 years as a Physiotherapist before taking the opportunity to be trained to help other people come to know Jesus.
Before coming to Sadleir, Michael studied for 2 years at Youthworks College, whilst completing a Ministry Training Strategy apprenticeship at Christ Church St Ives. Michael is married to Louise. They enjoy discussing theology together. Michael spends most of his spare time reading, and enjoys pizza, soccer and exploring new places.
Louise is currently studying and Advanced Diploma of Bible, Mission and Ministry at Moore Theological College. As a student minister at St Mark's, she is involved in sermon club for years 7-9 on a Sunday morning, as well as various other roles at the Sunday services.
Louise grew up in the Hills District of Sydney, and came to know Jesus through her family and her Sunday school and youth group leaders. She feels privileged to have grown up knowing Jesus as Lord and Saviour and is excited to help others know the joy, hope and love of the gospel. Before studying at Moore College, Louise was working as a Physiotherapist.
Louise is married to Michael, who is also a student minister at St Mark's. In her spare time, she loves catching up with friends and family and reading.
Kendall is currently studying an Advanced Diploma of Ministry at Youthworks College. As a ministry apprentice at Sadleir Anglican, Kendall leads in children's, youth and music ministries. Kendall also regularly visits a female correctional centre to share the Good News of Jesus with women in prison.
Kendall grew up at Sadleir Anglican, and became a Christian through her family and leaders at both Sunday School and youth group, who helped her to know Jesus. Ever since, Kendall has been passionate about helping other people have a close relationship with Jesus. Kendall studied psychology at the University of Sydney for 3 years before she began studying at Youthworks.
In her spare time, Kendall enjoys reading, walking her beagle, going to the beach and playing board games.
Administration and Communications Pastor
Susan is responsible for the administration and communications within the Parish of St Mark's Sadleir. She was previously Kids', Youth and Families Pastor, but is enjoying the new role and change of pace.
Susan met Jesus through the lunch time group in High School, then through youth Bible studies at church. After studying a music education degree at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, she taught music at a High School in Sydney South West and led a local youth group while living in the Shire.
During this time, she developed a passion for ministry in South West Sydney, and took the opportunity to leave full time teaching for the chance to study theology and serve the Lord in South West Sydney.
Susan also enjoys teaching High School SRE through Generate Ministries in a local High School.
Susan is married to Anthony, and they have 2 young children. They love living in the South West and they would love to meet you!