(Kids' Ministry Pastor)
Everyone knows her as the fun, a little crazy, and friendly person! Vanessa is our pastor-in-training who has two degrees - one in Psychology and another in Theology from Moore College in Sydney.
One of Vanessa's favorite things is swimming! She is looking forward to having little boys and girls splash and smile in the big moving bathtub (the river) at White Water Summer Camp Lite for kids aged 7-12
(Head of Department)
Dedicated, helpful, and philosophical, Prisca worked as a retail pharmacist for five years and has left to serve the church as a Church Ministers' Apprentice. The first time she was involved in CERC Kids, she was amazed by its Christ-centeredness and the depth and scope of the Gospel being taught weekly by faithful pastors and leaders. The children were learning biblical theology at such a young age! How she wished she had experienced this when she was kid!
As the head of the CERC Kids, Prisca oversees the operations of the department; she ensures that the culture, work pattern and ethos of the department are in line with the department's nature and goal, so that the department is faithful and nurturing to the church and is also a godly witness to the community.
In her free time, you can catch her jogging, singing, propagating succulents, and trying various tasting notes of hand brewed coffee. She also enjoys reading, observing how authors express and argue their ideas, how they structure their writing, and most of all, how they think.
(CERC Kids Superintendent)
Cheryl is passionate about helping children enjoy learning about God. As one of our Church Ministers' Apprentices, she oversees the children's ministry. She enjoys the process of writing the syllabus for Sunday School as it gives her opportunities to read more books and to consider how to best raise godly children.
As a curious, ambitious and creative person, Cheryl loves the outdoors and often draws pieces inspired by art and culture. When she spends time with loved ones, she appreciates learning how they think. Besides that, she also enjoys being productive!
(CERC Kids Superintendent)
Ruth enjoys teaching big truths to little ones in a fun and creative way! A Bachelor of Pharmacy graduate, she now serves the church as a Church Ministers' Apprentice. In the Kids department she works alongside others to provide an optimal learning environment for kids to learn about Jesus Christ in exciting and effective ways.
As someone who is friendly, easy-going, and a great listener, she loves spending time getting to know the people around her.
Meet Carmen – she's patient, she's skilled with kids, and she goes the extra mile to make learning fun and effective. With a degree in psychology, she has worked with kids and teens on a daily basis as a counsellor.
Carmen questioned why we expect the children to receive the best education from only normal schools – why not from Sunday School too? Thus, she is dedicated to help kids learn about God in the most fun, personal and effective way at Sunday School. Who says Sunday School has to be all about doing worksheets and drawing pictures?
While others may find conversations with children daunting, Carmen's favourite part of CERC Sunday School is having cheeky and meaningful conversations with the children.
She is also passionate about improving kids' literacy and used to organise book club in her school. She loves the sight of a kid holding a book in their little hands! Her favourite authors are Jane Austen and J.K Rowling. Aside from reading, she enjoys a good cup of tea or coffee, watching movies, and playing with her adorable beagle named Tobey.