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
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Tom Eastlake
ICCOREIS Executive Officer
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Representative Members

Anglican Church of Australia, NSW Province

 The Rev Craig Roberts
Contact details: Mrs Kate Baker
The Rev Ian Millian
Mr Andy Stevenson

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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Catholic Church, NSW and ACT

Ms Jacinta Thatcher
Mr Douglas Mahwinney
Mr John Donnelly
Deacon Paul Manvell

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 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 Churches of Christ. Contact details: p: (02) 8719 2679

C3 Church Australia (NSW)

Ms Jacqui Mikac
Jacqui Mikac is the SRE Manager for C3 Australia, and trains and equips C3 Church SRE teachers in NSW.  As the Pastor for Special Religious Education at C3 SYD, Jacqui reaches out to local schools through SRE in the areas around the various C3 SYD church locations.  She coordinates C3 SYD SRE teachers, and teaches weekly primary SRE classes. Jacqui has been on church staff for most of the past 33 years (taking time out to start a family). She is married and has 2 adult daughters.  She’s passionate about ministry to children since 1986, and continues to serve as a volunteer on the C3 Kids team at the Oxford Falls location of C3 SYD since 1986.Contact Jacqui via the C3 SYD Oxford Falls location on: (02) 9972 8688 or

Fellowship of Congregational Churches

 Mr Tim Foskett
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Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia

Mrs Stella Toumbelekis

Mrs Sotiria Pagones

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)

The Salvation Army Australia Territory
261-265 Chalmers St, Redfern, NSW 2016

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
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 1235Ms Catherine (Cathie) Cochrane
Uniting 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.

Beverley Rankin

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.

Executive Officer

Tom Eastlake
Executive Officer of ICCOREIS.

Life Members

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