Our experienced team is ready to help your church and ministries connect with the children and young people in your area. Please contact your regional advisor to discuss how we can help.

Ed Springer

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, and his passion is to see Churches invest intentionally in the next generation.

Phone: 0419 277 408  Email: ed.springer@youthworks.net

Emma Collett

Children's Ministry and Primary SRE Advisor
Northern Region

Although trained as a music teacher, Emma’s passion to teach children the good news about Jesus started from an early age. As a local SRE teacher, and former Children’s and Family Minister at Christ Church St Ives, Emma understands the demands and opportunities that scripture teachers and children’s ministry leaders face every week.

Phone: 0413 685 616  Email: emma.collett@youthworks.net

Tim Beilharz

Children’s Ministry and Primary SRE Advisor Wollongong Region
and Boys Ministry Advisor (Diocese)

Tim’s journey into full-time children’s ministry began in Year 9, when he was first encouraged to consider Christian leadership and vocational ministry. Tim studied Theology at SMBC, PTC and is currently at Moore College completing a Masters in Theology. He was on staff at Gymea Anglican Church as Children’s Minister from 2006-2012.

Phone: 0421 103 546  Email: tim.beilharz@youthworks.net

Rev. Ivan Harris

High School SRE Advisor

Ivan trained as an airline Pilot and ran a Private Investigation business in Sydney prior to going into full-time ministry. He developed a passion for High School SRE through his training at EV Church on the Central Coast. Since Moore College and Ordination, Ivan has worked in Anglican parishes in Western Sydney and as a Biblical Education teacher/Chaplain at Richard Johnson Anglican School. He has a Grad. Dip. in Education majoring in studies of religion from Excelsior College. At Youthworks, Ivan is committed to supporting quality Bible teaching through SRE, and seeing SRE continue to grow throughout NSW.

Phone: 0414 903 598  Email: ivan.harris@youthworks.net

Kate Haggar

Children's Ministry and Primary SRE Advisor
Georges River and Southern Region

Kate has been involved in Youth and Children’s Ministry for the past 10 years, most recently as the Children’s Minister at Neutral Bay. During this time she also coordinated and taught SRE in 3 local schools. One of Kate’s greatest joys is sharing the love of Jesus with as many kids as she can, and she is excited about partnering with kids’ teachers and leaders in this important ministry. 

Phone: 0437 778 961  Email: kate.haggar@youthworks.net 

Annemarie Rivers

Children's Ministry and Primary SRE Advisor Western Region

Annemarie has been in Parish Ministry in the Inner West since 2012. She has been involved in Children’s Ministry, SRE, Women’s ministry and Community outreach, and for many years before that as a volunteer. As mum of two boys and a girl, she understands the challenges of ministry to children as a leader and parent. Annemarie has qualifications in Education, English, Social Anthropology, Theology and Pastoral Care. She is passionate about teaching the Bible well to children and helping leaders grow.

Phone: 0414 967 944  Email: annemarie.rivers@youthworks.net

Matt Bartlett 

Youth Ministry and High School SRE Advisor
Wollongong Region

Matt was convicted as a 19-year-old Youthworks College student that long-term youth ministry was where God was calling him. He served as the youth minister of his home church at Shellharbour City for 15 years, during which time he furthered his training at Moore Theological College. Matt has a passion to see young people thriving as Christians and as active members of their local church.

Phone: 0416 084 115
Email:  matt.bartlett@youthworks.net