Chris is founder of the young men’s health organisation, Conviction Group, and Credo Youth Ministry (the youth group at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta) and was nominated the 2017 Hills Shire Citizen of the Year.
He brings with him a wealth of experience and is determined to use his skills in youth ministry on a larger scale in the Sydney region as part of the Archdiocese’s rejuvenation to make Sydney Catholic Youth transformational for youth in this country with a balance of social justice, service to the community, and outreach to people in trouble while not undermining the faith.
Jen comes into Sydney Catholic Youth from her time at the Parish of Our Lady of Angels in Rouse Hill, where she held the role of Youth Coordinator for the parish that oversaw a vibrant and engaging youth ministry.
In recent years, Jen has also led a not-for-profit initiative called “Bula Books Fiji”, bringing together books and educational resources from schools across Australia for distribution to schools in Fiji devastated by Cyclone Winston in 2016.
Jen will be focused on the support of our parish youth leaders as well as delivering training and mentoring, resourcing, strategic planning and pastoral support.
John comes into Sydney Catholic Youth with experience from his time in Youth Ministry for Sydney Catholic Schools, Australian Catholic University, various parishes and in his Catholic Community of CFC Youth for Christ/ Singles for Christ – International. He has mentored and formed high school and University student leaders as well as creating pathways for young people to connect with their local parish.
John will be focused on the support of our parish youth leaders as well as delivering training and mentoring, resourcing, strategic planning and pastoral support.