Youthworks is governed by a Council of Diocesan representatives:
Archbishop Glenn Davies
Youthworks Council President
Rev Chris Braga
Youthworks Council Chairman
Senior Minister, Summer Hill Anglican Church
BEng (Hon), DipEd, BD(Hon), DipMin, MA(Theo), GAICD
Rev Canon Stephen Gibson
Youthworks Council Deputy Chairman
Senior Minister, Miranda Anglican Church
BOptom, BTh, MA(Theo)
Mr Michael Sheedy
Executive Manager, Wesley Mission
Mr Craig Stevens
Software Consultant, UBS Investment Bank.
Mrs Naomi Wilkins
Head of Campus, Oran Park Anglican College
BSc (Env Bio), DipEd, MEDLead, Assoc Dip (Speech & Drama), ITC(Moore), MACE
Mr Mark Streeter
Principal of Streeter Law, Commercial Litigation
BA, LLM, Acc Spec(Commercial Litigation), TEP, MICM, MAICD
Dr Brett Carroll
Head of Global Compliance & Safety, Sirtex Medical Ltd.
BE (Chem)(Hons), PhD (Envt.Eng)
Rev Michael Leite
Assistant Minister, Heathcote Engadine Anglican Churches
CEO's Leadership Team
Rev Craig Roberts
Chief Executive Officer
MA(Theol), BD (Hons), BEc , MAICD, DipMin
Craig brings to Youthworks both a passion and skills to see young people come to faith in Jesus Christ. His vision is to see every generation teaching and encouraging every other generation, so that under God, churches everywhere flourish and the next generation is established to trust, love and follow the Lord Jesus until he returns.
After a decade with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he worked as a Chartered Accountant, Craig studied at Moore College before joining St Augustine’s Neutral Bay where he served as pastor for 17 years. During that time, the church grew several times over until a major redevelopment of the parish campus was undertaken and he joined Youthworks. In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, Craig served as a member of the Anglican Church Property Trust, director of SCECGS Redlands, member of the Council of Crusader Union, member of the Sydney Diocesan Synod and its Standing Committee, member of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Australia, along with membership of finance and governance sub-committees of those organisations.
Craig is married to Libby and they have two adult children with one still at school. Craig roasts his own coffee beans and believes fervently in the resurrection of the dead and the Parramatta Eels.
Chief Financial Officer
BCom, BTh, GAICD, DipMIn, DipA
Andrew has always been interested in the relationship between faith and work, and worked as an accountant before studying at Moore College. He served at St. Phillips Church Hill for several years, running ministries to businesses in the CBD. Andrew also has extensive commercial experience, having served as Executive Director of several technology companies and higher education provider Wesley Institute, as well as governance roles on boards including HOPE Media.
Andrew is married to Rachel and they have three children. Together, they attend an independent church plant known as the Upper Room.
Head of Christian Outdoor Education
Rev Neil Macken
Parish Relations Manager
Neil has been involved in ordained gospel ministry for more than 30 years. In his last parish they worked hard at growing “Cradle to Grave” ministries. He has experienced first-hand the value of having trained ministers to all ages. Now at Youthworks, he longs to help churches find ways to provide appropriate and serious theological and practical ministry training for those who work with children and youth. He is now convinced that if our churches don’t have a growing children’s and youth ministry they probably don’t have a future.
Head of Christian Education Publications
BA Comms (Hons)
Natasha has been working with the written word for over 15 years, in journalism, corporate communications, and now publishing. She joined Youthworks in 2009, and manages the CEP team and publishing projects for school, church and general audiences at Youthworks. She is the writer of five titles in the Jesus Little Books Series, and loves reading books to her niece and nephew, and teaching Scripture in Sydney’s inner west. She adores the written word and is passionate about helping young minds to grasp the heights and depths of the amazing love God has shown the world in Jesus. When Natasha has free time, you can find her reading a book, taking in an art gallery or walking by the water.
Head of Conference Centres and Port Hacking Centre Manager
Darren has worked with Youthworks for the past 16 years. Having a background in construction, Darren started in the maintenance team and then moved into management of the Port Hacking centres. Darren was appointed Head of Conference Centres and Port Hacking Venue Manager in late 2016. Darren prides himself on professionalism and doing things right the first time, and this flows into the management of the Conference Centres division. Darren sees all roles as important to the guests stay at our Conference Centres, and therefore works hard to ensure all areas exceed our guests' expectations.
Rev Dr Bill Salier
Head of Theology and Youthworks College Principal
BEd, MEd (with Merit), BTh (Honours 1), DipA (Honours 1), MTh., PhD, Grad Cert in Education Studies
Bill took up the role of Theological Director and Principal of Youthworks College at the beginning of 2015. He started employed life as a primary school teacher, was ordained as an Anglican minister and then taught New Testament at Moore College, serving also as the Vice Principal.
Bill is married to Sue and they have three daughters. They attend St Barnabas Anglican church, Broadway. Bill likes to walk, watch movies, go to the gym and listen to his daughters.
Head of Communications and Fundraising
Janet has been involved in gathering funds for ministries for over 10 years. She joined Youthworks in 2005 after taking time out from Social Work to raise her 3 children. Janet oversees communications and donor relations, and also teaches primary school SRE classes.
Janet and her husband Ken assist the ministry at Summer Hill Anglican Church. Janet enjoys photography, digital scrapbooking, music and zumba.
Head of the Ministry Support Team and SRE Office
Ed has been involved in vocational ministry to youth for over 15 years, including teaching SRE and working on staff in multiple churches including Northmead Anglican Church from 2003-2011. Ed has been a Youth Advisor with the MST for several years, his passion is to see Churches invest intentionally in the next generation.
Head of Marketing