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Sam Jensen

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. 

Kath Thornhill

Kathryn Thornhill

Admin Team Manager

Kathryn has over 20 years’ experience in administration and marketing and has worked in both Christian and secular organisations. Having also served as church administrator in a voluntary capacity, she understands the needs of ministry, both in small and large churches. She has a passion for getting tasks done well and efficiently and finds great joy in her work. 

When she's not working, Kathryn is either studying at bible college, spending time with her husband (a pastor), having fun with her two teenage kids or going for a run. Having been born and raised in Western Australia, Kathryn loves all things warm and coastal. Now that she lives in regional NSW, she is learning to love the cold and the country!

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Amanda Hunter

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. 

Annette Davis

Annette Davis

Administrative Assistant

Annette has over 20 years experience as an Executive and Personal Assistant in the commercial world and with Christian organisations doing everything from managing large events to folding the weekly bulletins for churches. She likes to work closely and collaboratively with her clients to find out how she can make their life easier. Annette has been married to Glenn for almost 35 years and they have 2 adult sons. They both serve at their local Anglican church where they have been members for almost 20 years.

Tamara Robson

Tamara Robson

Administrative Assistant

Tamara has been a part of small churches & big churches, ministry to young people & ministry to the hurting. She has been on the ministry team in a paid capacity in the past, and currently plays a role as a layperson who loves to be involved where ever she can. These experiences have shown her the importance of having staff that are well supported with administrative systems that work, and she is passionate about meeting the needs of churches to see that communities are served, ministers are free to care for their flock, and stress is relieved as much as possible. 

When she's not working, Tamara is studying a Masters of Pastoral Counselling, hanging out with her husband drinking coffee or stand up paddle boarding in her hometown of Wollongong, playing with the dogs and cats, or reading a good book.

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Sarah Chew

Administrative Assistant

Sarah had a corporate consulting role for 4 years where she got to come up with sustainable solutions for a range of complex problems, before switching gears to a ministry apprenticeship where she had the joy of witnessing God’s work in the lives of his people. She is keen to help ministry teams better serve the people placed in their ministries by taking admin tasks off their often full plates, and loves seeing the ways God is working through various churches even from her background vantage point.

She is currently training for full-time vocational ministry at Moore College while serving in Kids Ministry at church. Outside of work and studies, you can probably find her exploring various parts of Sydney, dreaming up new flavour combinations to bake or checking out the latest K-drama

Rayne Orange

Rayne Orange

Administrative Assistant

Rayne has been working in ministry in one capacity or another since age thirteen. Having different seasons through Bible camp in Canada (where she grew up), helping with admin and youth group at her home church throughout high school, working as a youth intern, youth pastor, or assistant for various professors when she studied, Rayne has a breadth of experience in ministry and admin that have impacted just how important she thinks having efficient and effective systems are.


In this season, Rayne is raising little kids on the NSW south coast and loves that she can partner with churches from the comfort of her home alongside volunteering in her church in more hands-on ways through the week, where she particularly thrives on getting to help in her passion of youth ministry and having some of the teenagers in her home for a good meal and bible study.

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Chloe Lawton

Administrative Assistant

Chloe has a heart for serving Jesus and a passion for supporting her fellow brothers and sisters in both the inner and outer workings of the church. Her background of Social Work has provided her with a profound understanding of the diverse needs within different people groups. As a result, she is dedicated to offering support to empower ministry teams to focus on the practical aspects of gospel work, while easing the burdens of administrative tasks.


Chloe values building strong relationships with her clients and works closely with them to ensure she meets their specific administrative needs. Additionally, Chloe has a personal commitment to praying for her clients and their churches, recognising the importance of spiritual support alongside practical assistance.


Outside of work, Chloe finds joy in investing in her friends and family, taking her dog for walks and engaging in different creative projects. She also has a love for exploring the outdoors and appreciating the beauty of nature.

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Amanda Martin

Administrative Assistant

Although born and bred in Australia, Amanda has only recently relocated back here from the UK where she lived for the past 20 years. She and her husband Andy have worked together in ministry over this time, and now continue to do so in the central west of NSW, along with their two young girls.

 

Amanda trained and worked as a primary school teacher before moving into church ministry and administration. She enjoys working alongside ministry teams, supporting them in their day to day roles and releasing them from admin tasks. When she’s not working at VCA and church, she’s spending time with her family, pottering in the garden, reading a good book or watching a film.

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Jenny Bell

Administrative Assistant

Jenny values serving the members of Jesus’ church and allowing them to use their gifts to build up the body by using her gift of administration to help things run smoothly. She feels privileged to be able to share her 10+ years of admin experience working for churches doing the necessary nitty-gritty behind the scenes to support the work of gospel ministries.

Jenny loves music. She grew up in Indonesia, moved to Australia to study classical music and later went to the United States to obtain her master’s degree in Church Music. She and her husband Steve currently reside in the beautiful Wollongong where Jenny gets to impart her music knowledge to young people by teaching piano and vocals privately as well as at local Christian schools. In her spare time, she enjoys going for a walk or playing chess.

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Bethany Lattimore

Administrative Assistant

Bethany has been in and around various churches and para-church organisations since she was a child, and has attended both big and small churches across a variety of denominations. She loves Jesus, and is constantly amazed that he chooses to include us in his work! What a blessing!

 

She has a diverse employment background, having worked in the retail banking sector, medical administration and church ministry. She finds great joy in creating simple, effective procedures and streamlining systems so that churches and pastors can focus on what matters most. Bethany lives on the NSW Central Coast with her husband and 4 children where she loves ocean swimming and leading women's bible study groups during the week.

Bec Simmons

Bec Simmons

Administrative Assistant

Bec has enjoyed serving in various church and para-church ministries from a young age. Most recently, Bec worked for AFES for more than 5 years in Perth, before becoming a mother. 

 

Bec was one of those ministry workers who loved the admin part of the role and knows the importance of good systems that support gospel work. She now loves bringing together her ministry experience and her media skills from her first profession, to serve her VCA clients. 

 

When she’s not working, Bec enjoys spending time with her toddler and husband. Having moved from Perth to Melbourne in 2023, Bec and her family enjoy exploring the new city whilst navigating the confusing weather and busy streets. 

Dani Smith

Danielle Smith

Administrative Assistant

Dani has over 10 years experience in administration in paid and voluntary capacities both in secular and ministry settings. Dani has a passion for using her gifts and skills in admin to serve the Kingdom and understands the importance of efficient and user friendly administrative systems in ministry settings. She especially loves the privilege of being able to be partner with other churches and ministry organisations and seeing the incredible work they are doing. 

 

Dani is married to Mitch and they have a son James and a pet cat, Bonnie. When she’s not working she enjoys hanging out with Mitch and Jimmy, spending time with family and friends, painting and playing board games.

Amanda Hunter
Kath Thornhill
Amanda Martin
Tamara Robson
Sam Jensen
Annette Davis
Sarah Chew
Bethany Lattimore
Rayne Orange
Chloe Lawton
JennyBell
Bec Simmons
Dani Smith
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