Office Bearers

Chairperson – Dr Laurie Scandrett  

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Deputy Chairperson – Mr John Donnelly

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Honorary Secretary – Mrs Lynda Mulder

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Honorary Treasurer – The Rev Craig Roberts
Contact details: p: 02 8268 3300
Roslyn Deal
Roslyn was employed by ICCOREIS as its Administration Officer in Jan 2018.
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Representative Members

Anglican Church of Australia, NSW Province

 The Rev Craig Roberts

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Stephen Kinsella

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Australian Christian Churches

Pastor Barbara Scott

Barbara is currently the Director of SRE for NSW Australian Christian Churches. She has taught in primary schools for twenty six years with five of those being Head of Primary in a K-12 school. She has served as a pastor for thirteen years, working with children, youth and adults. Barbara teaches SRE in her local primary school.

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Baptist Churches, NSW and ACT





Ms Shelley Ashton

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Rev Steve Dixon

Steve is the Associate Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Baptist Churches of NSW and the ACT. His role is to oversee the visions of the ministry and its events as well as helping churches in finding youth and young adult pastors. Steve is also employed by Morling College to develop and deliver their youth ministry training program.

Steve served for 9 years as Coordinator of Youth & Young Adult Ministry at Gymea Baptist Church, overseeing the Friday night youth program, life groups, interns, volunteer leadership teams, evening congregation, camps and schools ministry for the 12-30 age demographic.

Steve speaks regularly in churches, as well as at camps, events and conferences.

Steve and his family are now part of H3O Church in Dee Why.

Catholic Church, NSW and ACT

Ms Jacinta Thatcher
Mr Douglas Mahwinney
Mr John Donnelly
Mr Peter Gilmore

Christian Community Churches of Australia (Christian Brethren)

Mr Glenn Baigent

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Churches of Christ

Mr Ross Stewart
Ross Stewart is the Safe Ministry Practices Leader for Fresh Hope (Churches of Christ NSW). In addition to facilitating safe ministry practice and professional standards, Ross also looks after the development and authorisation of SRE teachers for Fresh Hope. Contact details: p: (02) 8719 2679

C3 Church Australia (NSW)

Ms Jacqui Mikac

Jacqui Mikac is the SRE Manager for C3 Church Australia; she trains and equips SRE teachers in NSW.  As the School Scripture Pastor at C3 Church Oxford Falls, Jacqui reaches out to various local schools through SRE.  She coordinates a local team of SRE teachers, and teaches primary SRE classes herself. Jacqui has been on church staff for most of the past 30 years (taking time out to start a family – she is married and has 2 daughters).  She passionate about Kids Ministry, having served often as part of the C3 Kids team at Oxford Falls since 1986.

Contact Jacqui via C3 Church Oxford Falls p: (02) 9972 8688

Fellowship of Congregational Churches

 Mr Tim Foskett  

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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia

Constantine_Varipatis Rev Fr Constantine Varipatis
Constantine is the Parish Priest in the Sutherland Shire for the Greek Orthodox Church. He teaches SRE at Endeavour and Sylvania High schools. His qualifications are a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Theology and Masters Hons in Theology with a thesis on Marriage and the Freedom of the Human Person using Archbishop Stylianos’ Poetry. Contact details: p: 02 9587 5083.

Lutheran Church in Australia, NSW District

Contact details: c/o215/20B Lexington Dr, Bella Vista NSW 2153

Presbyterian Church

Mrs Lynda Mulder (Deputy Chairperson)

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David Phillips

Dave Phillips is the General Manager of Presbyterian Youth.

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The Salvation Army (Eastern Australia Territory)

Captain Bindy Lupis

Youth & Young Adults NSW/ACT

The Salvation Army Australia Territory

Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia and New Zealand

Father Nemanja Mrdjenovic

Father Nemanja S. Mrdjenovic is a parish priest at St Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church at Blacktown, NSW. He teaches SRE at King Park Public School in Wakely and Mitchel High School in Blacktown. He is the coordinator for religious education for NSW in the Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand.

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Seventh-day Adventist Church, Greater Sydney, North and South NSW Conferences

 Pastor Daron Pratt

Family and Children’s Ministries Director NNSW Conference

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Uniting Church in Australian, NSW and ACT








Rev Tara Curlewis

Rev Tara Curlewis – Tara is a minister in the Uniting Church currently overseeing the churches area relating to Safe Church Awareness and child safe practices ensuring compliance with the recommendations arising from the Royal Commission. Tara has extensive experience working ecumenically as a former General Secretary of the National Council of Churches in Australia. Tara’s experience includes governance and strategic thinking

Level 10 222 Pitt Street, Sydney 2000

PO Box A2178, Sydney South 1235

Ms Catherine (Cathie) CochraneUniting Church NSW/ACT representative to ICCOREIS, Member Nowra Uniting Church, wife, mother, grandmother, friend, former High School Teacher (BA Dip Ed), dairy farmer, accredited lay preacher( 8 years), Elder(39 years), Master of Theology (2016), Volunteer for Frontier Services Outback Links and Uniting Aged Services,  Committee Member Shoalhaven THREE16,  international citizen with an Australian passport, still a student – a learner for life and a friend of Jesus.

Elected Advisors

ICCOREIS has a pool of advisors who provide information and advice on a range of issues related to religious education in public schools.



Murray Norman is the CEO of Christian SRE

Life Members

Mrs Jean Ferrington
Dr George Hazell
Rev Dr Mark Hillis
Dr Grant Maple
Dr Ann Maree Whenman