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SAMANTHA JENSEN

Director

With experience working in administration roles in churches, as well as for both secular and christian organisations, Sam is a committed Christian who wants to help churches take care of the 'behind-the-scenes' jobs so that Pastors are freed up to do their most important tasks.

Married to Dave (a Pastor himself), Sam works from home where she also cares for their children. Sam started VCA  to help churches and ministries flourish without the burden of disorganised and chaotic administration, as well as to help train and resource pastors and staff to increase their productivity, and subsequently their joy in the ministry/workplace. 

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AMANDA HUNTER

Senior Administrative Assistant

Amanda has over 12 years of administrative experience working as a personal assistant and project administrator and 4 years working with Virtual Church Assist. Despite taking a break from formal work to raise her three boys, she has spent this time indulging her love of all things admin by serving in her church, organising rosters and logistics, and sitting ​on the Parish Council. 

Amanda has a passion to see people use their talents; especially encouraging ministers to focus on their gift of preaching and teaching and let go of the admin tasks. She is keen to assist in utilising the most appropriate tools for your church to ensure administrative tasks are taken care of efficiently and seamlessly. 

ALISON OPDEVEIGH

Administrative Assistant

Alison has worked for ministry organisations for most of her adult life. These have included The Bible Society Australia, Scripture Union NSW & in Special Religious Education teaching.  Her roles have included project management, proofing and editing, designing and maintaining databases, events and managing volunteers. 

Alison's husband, Dan, has been on church staff for over 10 years giving Alison invaluable insight into the running of churches across various denominations and styles. Her experience with teams of various sizes & interdenominational groups has given her a high appreciation for good communication and efficiency. She values finding the right balance between excellence, practicality, efficiency & cost. Alison is committed to getting things running as easily and efficiently as possible, without sacrificing quality

LAURA SMITH

Administrative Assistant

Having worked for Anglican Youthworks coordinating admin, events and managing compliance data for SRE, Laura understands well the ins and outs of all kinds of admin when it comes to ministry! With experience in Kids and Youth ministry in a small parish as well as in larger parishes, she understands the different administrative needs of churches in different contexts, as well as the importance of good systems to support ministry. Laura is passionate about making small, manageable system changes to create huge results in ministry efficiency and joy! 

 

Laura is currently studying at Moore College with a desire to pursue full time vocational ministry and has been involved in, and is training for, ministry in both Parish and para-church ministries for a number of years.

GEORGIA CONDIE

Associated Freelance Designer

Having worked in both a church context, and for various Christian organisations, Georgia has experience designing with the Gospel in mind! 

​She is passionate about churches communicating well, and having the right tools to do so.

​With a degree in Visual Communication from The University of Technology, Sydney, Georgia is well-equipped to design material that is both effective and aesthetic. 

DANI TREWEEK

Associated Freelance Designer

Dani Treweek brings a unique combination of skills, experience and insight to her role as the VCA designer. She has over 12 years of graphic design experience, the vast majority of which has been with churches and other ministry organisations. This, alongside 5 years of experience as a church administrator and over 6 years experience in full-time parish ministry, means that Dani is in the ideal position to understand and meet the design needs of churches as they seek to proclaim Jesus to their communities.
 
After studying at Moore Theological College, Dani worked as the women’s ministry trainer at St Matthias Anglican Church, Centennial Park before embarking on a PhD in theology in 2016. Her role as the VCA designer provides her with the creative outlet she craves in the midst of the many, many (oh, so many) books on her desk!

NGAIRE GARDINER

Communications & Content Writer

With experience working in both small and large organisations, as well as creating content for Church and evangelical ministries, Ngaire has experience crafting messages that communicate clearly while maintaining heart. In her local church she is heavily involved in Youth Ministry, Worship and is on Parish Council. 

Through this she is able to understand the complexities of communicating with and in your Church, as well as the importance of everyone sharing in one story. Ngaire has a passion for all stories to be heard, and loves to be able to help Churches and Ministry organisations share the most important story of all, the Gospel. Ngaire also holds a ​a degree in Public Communications and Media from The University of Technology, Sydney

 
 
 
 
 
 
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