meet the staff team

 

 
  Andrew Katay  Senior Minister   andrew@cciw.org.au   Andrew is married to Catriona and together they love hanging out with their kids, Miles, Paige and Sabrina. Andrew came to Christ as a teenager, and was nurtured in faith through the ministry of the Evangelical Union at Sydney University and St Barnabas, Broadway, where he was variously a member and youth group leader, the office secretary, Senior Associate Minister and Chaplain!  After moving to become Senior Minister of St John's Ashfield in 2005, Andrew's role expanded when Ashfield parish amalgamated with Five Dock and Haberfield to form Christ Church Inner West Anglican Community in 2008. Andrew is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Ministry program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago, muses on church leadership at his blog, and dreams of playing golf as well as he used to.

Andrew Katay
Senior Minister

andrew@cciw.org.au

Andrew is married to Catriona and together they love hanging out with their kids, Miles, Paige and Sabrina. Andrew came to Christ as a teenager, and was nurtured in faith through the ministry of the Evangelical Union at Sydney University and St Barnabas, Broadway, where he was variously a member and youth group leader, the office secretary, Senior Associate Minister and Chaplain!

After moving to become Senior Minister of St John's Ashfield in 2005, Andrew's role expanded when Ashfield parish amalgamated with Five Dock and Haberfield to form Christ Church Inner West Anglican Community in 2008. Andrew is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Ministry program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago, muses on church leadership at his blog, and dreams of playing golf as well as he used to.

  Fiona Smartt  Executive Pastor - Development of Ministry and Leadership   fiona@cciw.org.au   Fiona had the great joy of being born in a Christian family and has known Jesus for as long as she can remember, but it was towards the end of high school that her faith started to deepen and become her own as she was convicted of the truth of the gospel and grasped the freedom grace brings.    Fiona has served on the team at CCIW since the start of 2010 in a pastoral role amongst youth and young adults. In May 2017 she took on the role of Executive Pastor with a special focus on developing and growing leaders and ministries.  Fiona loves seeing people given opportunities to, under God, discover their capacity and potential as Christian leaders. She counts it a constant joy and privilege to see people grow in grace as they serve with the gifts God has given them.    Fiona lives in Ashfield with her husband Ryan and their exuberant young son Zane. She loves the inner west, dumplings, the bay run and a great cup of coffee.

Fiona Smartt
Executive Pastor - Development of Ministry and Leadership

fiona@cciw.org.au

Fiona had the great joy of being born in a Christian family and has known Jesus for as long as she can remember, but it was towards the end of high school that her faith started to deepen and become her own as she was convicted of the truth of the gospel and grasped the freedom grace brings.  

Fiona has served on the team at CCIW since the start of 2010 in a pastoral role amongst youth and young adults. In May 2017 she took on the role of Executive Pastor with a special focus on developing and growing leaders and ministries.  Fiona loves seeing people given opportunities to, under God, discover their capacity and potential as Christian leaders. She counts it a constant joy and privilege to see people grow in grace as they serve with the gifts God has given them.  

Fiona lives in Ashfield with her husband Ryan and their exuberant young son Zane. She loves the inner west, dumplings, the bay run and a great cup of coffee.

 
  Richard Glover  Assistant Minister - Youth and Young Adults   richard@cciw.org.au   Richard grew up in a Christian home and grew into his faith in Jesus with the help of his family and his high school mates. His faith continued to deepen through involvement with the Evangelical Union (EU) at the University of Sydney, where he  studied a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Political Economy. After uni he worked on the establishment of a Christian not-for-profit, before returning to uni to complete a ministry apprenticeship with the EU. He's currently completing his theological studies at Moore College in Newtown.   Richard met his best friend Alison at uni and married her in 2012. They're expecting their first child, and live in Ashfield with their dear friend Laura. When not studying or hanging out with the crew at The Attic (youth group), Richard enjoys listening to 1970s post-punk (preferably on vinyl), reading and writing about theology, politics, and economics, and passing himself off as an armchair cricket pundit. 

Richard Glover
Assistant Minister - Youth and Young Adults

richard@cciw.org.au

Richard grew up in a Christian home and grew into his faith in Jesus with the help of his family and his high school mates. His faith continued to deepen through involvement with the Evangelical Union (EU) at the University of Sydney, where he  studied a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Political Economy. After uni he worked on the establishment of a Christian not-for-profit, before returning to uni to complete a ministry apprenticeship with the EU. He's currently completing his theological studies at Moore College in Newtown. 

Richard met his best friend Alison at uni and married her in 2012. They're expecting their first child, and live in Ashfield with their dear friend Laura. When not studying or hanging out with the crew at The Attic (youth group), Richard enjoys listening to 1970s post-punk (preferably on vinyl), reading and writing about theology, politics, and economics, and passing himself off as an armchair cricket pundit. 

  Ali Warren  Director of Children's Ministry   ali@cciw.org.au   Ali grew up in a Christian family and started following Jesus when she was three, after hearing about how powerful God is in the Bible stories her Mum read to her at night. Her faith continued to grow and deepen throughout her life, particularly through various challenges that her family faced, which they learned to see as opportunities for God’s grace to be shown to them and for God’s power to be made evident in their lives. She loves working with kids of all ages and taught science to middle schoolers for a few years before studying at SMBC, to help her better understand and explain the truth of God’s word in ways that make sense to kids (and adults!).  Ali married Ben at the start of 2017 and they love the way that God is both challenging their sinfulness and blessing them with joy in their relationship together.

Ali Warren
Director of Children's Ministry

ali@cciw.org.au

Ali grew up in a Christian family and started following Jesus when she was three, after hearing about how powerful God is in the Bible stories her Mum read to her at night. Her faith continued to grow and deepen throughout her life, particularly through various challenges that her family faced, which they learned to see as opportunities for God’s grace to be shown to them and for God’s power to be made evident in their lives. She loves working with kids of all ages and taught science to middle schoolers for a few years before studying at SMBC, to help her better understand and explain the truth of God’s word in ways that make sense to kids (and adults!).

Ali married Ben at the start of 2017 and they love the way that God is both challenging their sinfulness and blessing them with joy in their relationship together.

  Doug Shoemark  Property Manager   doug@cciw.org.au   Doug grew up in Newcastle, the youngest of four children in a very poor family. Although he attended church with the family, he used his poverty as an excuse to be a juvenile thief. When he was 16, he heard the gospel of Jesus as if for the first time and accepted God’s gracious gift of eternal life.  As he studied God’s word, he learnt that his sin hadn’t just been about running from the police as a young criminal, but he had been running from God.  Finally, in his 20’s, he understood that his value lay not in living a better life but in the saving grace of Jesus.  Doug has worked mostly in community services and Christian camping, with roles mainly in staff development and management.  He enjoys serving people and the church, running, exploring the bush and spending time with family: wife Kerrie, two married children and their spouses, and two cheeky young grandsons.

Doug Shoemark
Property Manager

doug@cciw.org.au

Doug grew up in Newcastle, the youngest of four children in a very poor family. Although he attended church with the family, he used his poverty as an excuse to be a juvenile thief. When he was 16, he heard the gospel of Jesus as if for the first time and accepted God’s gracious gift of eternal life.  As he studied God’s word, he learnt that his sin hadn’t just been about running from the police as a young criminal, but he had been running from God.  Finally, in his 20’s, he understood that his value lay not in living a better life but in the saving grace of Jesus.

Doug has worked mostly in community services and Christian camping, with roles mainly in staff development and management.

He enjoys serving people and the church, running, exploring the bush and spending time with family: wife Kerrie, two married children and their spouses, and two cheeky young grandsons.