Ministry Team

Robin Kinstead

Senior Minister

Robin Kinstead

Senior Minister

Shane Dirks

Maturity Minister

Shane Dirks

Maturity Minister

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Shane has been part of the Ministry Team at FAC since late 2018. His previous experience in church leadership provides great support for our Senior Minister, Robin Kinstead, in accomplishing the Mission and Vision of FAC. In overseeing various ministries, Shane provides leadership, training, discipleship and pastoral care. He is married to Rachel. They have three children, Levi, Mia and Riley.

email Email Shane at shane.dirks@myfac.org.au

Ron Watts

Honorary Minister, Mt Kembla

Ron Watts

Honorary Minister, Mt Kembla

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Ron has been a member of Figtree since 2010, coming from a background in mission aviation, parish ministry, prison and hospital chaplaincy. Opportunities for service at FAC revolve around ministry in nursing homes and as a presenter on Figtree’s weekly radio program “It is well with my Soul” on VOX 106.9 FM. Commencing in 2022, Ron has taken on responsibility for coordinating ministry at Figtree’s branch church in Mount Kembla. Ron and Alison enjoy family times with their three married children and seven grandchildren whenever they can.

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Scott Simpson

Executive Manager

Scott Simpson

Executive Manager

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Scott has more than 30 years’ experience working in the communications environment, in particular editorial management and content production across digital media, newspaper, magazine, radio, television and book publishing. Prior to accepting the role as Executive Manager at Figtree Anglican Church, he spent more than a decade overseeing The Salvation Army's publications (both digital and hard copy), radio production and book publishing teams. Scott has been a member of Figtree Anglican Church for the past 15 years. In that time, he has been involved in a number of church ministries including Missions Committee, co-leader of The Shed men's group, Ignite youth camp houseparent, Year Group parent (youth ministry) and communion co-ordinator. Scott is married to Anne and they have three daughters, Cait, Molly and Skye. The family all attends Figtree Anglican Church.

email Email Scott at scott.simpson@myfac.org.au

Greg Bell

Creative Arts & Music Minister

Greg Bell

Creative Arts & Music Minister

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Greg joined the ministry team at FAC in September 2014. He is responsible for developing and shaping the culture and content of creative arts and worship to ensure the arts are utilised in the achievement of our mission and vision. Greg is also responsible for providing spiritual and creative leadership to all artists to ensure that the arts ministry is contemporary, inspirational and at all times, God-honouring. Prior to taking up his role at FAC, Greg was Assistant Faculty Head of Music and Song Writing at C3 College Oxford Falls for 5 years. He also brings a wealth of experience in the field, having worked professionally as a musician and music producer for over 10 years in Sydney. Greg is married to Whitney. They have two beautiful daughters Audrey and Mia, and a good boy named Hugo.

email Email Greg at greg.bell@myfac.org.au

Langdon Stewart

Evangelism Minister

Langdon Stewart

Evangelism Minister

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Langdon has been part of the FAC Ministry team since late 2017. In his role as Evangelism Minister, Langdon helps equip people to keep engaging others with the gospel, encouraging them to be intentional, and championing evangelism and mission. Prior to joining FAC, Langdon served with Evangelism Explosion for 15 years including being based in South Carolina for the five years.

email Email Langdon at langdon.stewart@myfac.org.au

Jo Brain

Connections & Women's Ministry

Jo Brain

Connections & Women's Ministry

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Jo joined the staff team in May 2018, following a review and restructure that resulted in the creation of this new role. Jo’s mission heart to see people connected into the church family is significant for this role, as she oversees our LifeGroups and activities that support a greater level of connection into the church community and discipleship of members. She is also passionate about women growing in their relationship with God and with others and heads up events and activities that will facilitate this for our church. Together with her husband Tim, Jo has been a long time member of FAC serving and leading in a whole range of ministries over many years. They have two daughters, Jayda and Zoe.

email Email Jo at jo.brain@myfac.org.au

Ruth Barnes

Youth Pastor

Ruth Barnes

Youth Pastor

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Ruth Barnes was appointed to the position of Youth Pastor in April 2020. Her role, along with Josh Hawkins, is to oversee the vision, leadership, training and organisation of Figtree Youth and its leaders. Ruth particularly focuses on the teaching of Figtree Youth, at Friday Night Youth and Fuel, as well as the pastoral care of leaders. She is passionate about youth and young adults growing in their desire and relationship with God. Prior to her position, Ruth was a Youth Intern at Figtree Anglican and a Student Minister. She is currently studying her Masters of Divinity at Ridley College. Ruth has been a member of Figtree Anglican for most of her life, and has loved growing up in Figtree Youth and being a part of leading Friday nights and our annual Ignite Camp.

email Email Ruth at ruth.barnes@myfac.org.au

Josh Hawkins

Youth Pastor

Josh Hawkins

Youth Pastor

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Josh was appointed to the position of Youth Pastor in April 2020. His role, along with Ruth Barnes, is to oversee the vision, leadership, training and organisation of Figtree Youth and its leaders. Josh has a Masters in Primary Teaching and works as a casual teacher in some of our local schools. Josh has attended Figtree Anglican his whole life, and loved attending kids church and youth group growing up. Josh serves on our worship team on Sundays and over the last few years has lead worship and creative teams at Ignite and Friday Youth.

email Email Josh at josh.hawkins@myfac.org.au

Jenny Horsley

Children's Growth Worker and Scripture Coordinator

Jenny Horsley

Children's Growth Worker and Scripture Coordinator

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Jenny grew up in Sydney and the Southern Highlands. She is married to Tony and together they have 7 children and 8 grandchildren. They have lived in a number of locations, returning to Wollongong in 2014. Jenny trained as a Food and Textiles High School teacher but has spent the last 30+ years also involved in ministry to kids. She has always had a love of teaching kids and training others to do the same. This passion saw her join the children’s ministry team in 2015, where she counts it a privilege to create a fun environment where kids can learn about Jesus and grow in their faith. Food, gardening, family and kayaking are some of her favourite things (not in that order!)

email Email Jenny at jenny.horsley@myfac.org.au

Adele Peteranec

Office Manager & Events Coordinator

Adele Peteranec

Office Manager & Events Coordinator

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Adele joined the administration team in 2010, taking on the position of Office Manager in 2012. She is responsible for the broad range of tasks associated with coordinating a very busy front office, which includes organising service support and site maintenance rosters and providing administrative support for ministry events and our Sunday services. She also oversees and encourages some of the wonderful volunteers who assist in the office during the week. Adele is married to Mario and they have two children, Joshua and Stephanie. She enjoys time with her family, reading, watching movies and participating in Physical Culture.

email Email Adele at adele.peteranec@myfac.org.au

Carolyn Benge

Accounts Officer & Compliance

Carolyn Benge

Accounts Officer & Compliance

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Carolyn has been attending Figtree Anglican for 20 years, initially at 10am service and most recently 6pm. Carolyn joined the administration team in 2020, taking on the position of Accounts Officer. In her role she is responsible for a range of bookkeeping/cash management functions that provide financial administrative support for the efficient running of ministries. She also processes giving to our Gift Day and mission projects. Carolyn is married to Robert. She has 2 adult sons, 4 lovely step-daughters, and 7 grandchildren.

email Email Carolyn at carolyn.benge@myfac.org.au

Jordan McIntosh

Communications & Design

Jordan McIntosh

Communications & Design

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After completing her degree in design at Billy Blue College, Jordan was appointed in February 2015 as one of our first 410 Interns. Following completion of her internship, Jordan was appointed into the Communications and Design position, with an expanded responsibility for developing advertising, branding and design solutions across a whole range of FAC ministries. She is also responsible for overseeing the development of our online presence to achieve a higher level of visibility for FAC and is particularly keen to ensure we are using strategies that facilitate effective and creative communication. Jordan has been a member of FAC for most of her life, with her family belonging to the FAC community for many years. She loves leading Spark on Friday afternoon and being a leader on Kids’ Fun Days and Ignite Camp.

email Email Jordan at jordan.mcintosh@myfac.org.au

Fay Brampton

Pastoral Care

Fay Brampton

Pastoral Care

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Fay has been a faithful member of our Figtree Anglican community since the early 1990s, attending the 10am service. A couple of years after joining this community, Fay joined the dedicated Pastoral Care team and counts it a privilege to work in the valuable, and often behind the scene ministry of pastoral care. This small but dedicated team are committed to caring for the whole person with practical, physical and spiritual needs, providing care beyond that which takes place in LifeGroups. Fay has 3 adult children and 6 beautiful grandchildren.

email Email Fay at fay.brampton@myfac.org.au

Hayden Clark

410 Intern - Creative Arts (Production)

Hayden Clark

410 Intern - Creative Arts (Production)

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Hayden joined the team at the start of 2022 as the 410 Intern for Creative Arts - Production. Hayden has been involved in the tech team at Figure Anglican Church for nearly five years prior to starting his role. He has also been involved in youth ministry and continues to enjoy being a youth leader, as well as overseeing the tech team for youth group.

email Email Hayden at hayden.clark@myfac.org.au

Noah Smith

410 Intern - Word Ministry

Noah Smith

410 Intern - Word Ministry

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Noah joined the FAC team in February 2022 as the 410 Intern for Word Ministry. Noah serves in various ministries which include, Youth ministry as a youth leader and serving in band at the 6pm service. Noah has attended Figtree Anglican Church his whole life, he has loved growing up through Figtree youth and going to Ignite throughout his school life. Noah will be undergoing theological study to help develop his knowledge about God and his wonderful plan and how to apply it practically.

email Email Noah at noah.smith@myfac.org.au