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.

Megan Winch Morning Congregation Pastor megan@cciw.org.au Megan first moved to Sydney to study Design at UTS. Whilst living at the St Barnabas Terraces as a student and attending St Barnabas Church for many years after that, Megan's childhood faith grew and matured into a deep conviction of Jesus being the suffering servant and risen king. Megan loves being married to Paul, and with him raising their three kids Oliver, Evangeline and Reilly. She has too many hobbies to list but include supporting the Sydney Swans and spending regular time drawing, painting and at the gym. At CCIW Megan works with the St John's 10am congregation especially  supporting the leaders of the playgroups, pastoral care team and kids church.

Megan Winch
Morning Congregation Pastor

megan@cciw.org.au

Megan first moved to Sydney to study Design at UTS. Whilst living at the St Barnabas Terraces as a student and attending St Barnabas Church for many years after that, Megan's childhood faith grew and matured into a deep conviction of Jesus being the suffering servant and risen king. Megan loves being married to Paul, and with him raising their three kids Oliver, Evangeline and Reilly.

She has too many hobbies to list but include supporting the Sydney Swans and spending regular time drawing, painting and at the gym. At CCIW Megan works with the St John's 10am congregation especially  supporting the leaders of the playgroups, pastoral care team and kids church.

Fiona Smartt Evening Congregation Pastor 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.  Fiona lives in Ashfield with her husband Ryan and they have loved being a part of CCIW since 2007. As well as serving part-time at church Fiona enjoys spending time with their young son Zane and loves the opportunities this gives her to get to know other mums in the local community. Fiona loves serving with the vibrant community in the St Johns 6pm evening congregation.

Fiona Smartt
Evening Congregation Pastor

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.  Fiona lives in Ashfield with her husband Ryan and they have loved being a part of CCIW since 2007.

As well as serving part-time at church Fiona enjoys spending time with their young son Zane and loves the opportunities this gives her to get to know other mums in the local community. Fiona loves serving with the vibrant community in the St Johns 6pm evening congregation.

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.

Jared Attia Children's Ministry Intern jared@cciw.org.au Jared is a recent high school graduate from Trinity Grammar School in Summer Hill and has always known Jesus, having grown up in a Christian centred family. In 2017 he will be supporting the children's ministry in a number of exciting ways: helping start up new ministries while supporting continuing ones in kids' church and scripture. Jared attends the 6pm service at St John’s and loves being encouraged by fellow members and taking every opportunity to swing by Macca’s after the service with church friends. In his free time, he enjoys playing piano and listening to music over almost everything he does.

Jared Attia
Children's Ministry Intern

jared@cciw.org.au

Jared is a recent high school graduate from Trinity Grammar School in Summer Hill and has always known Jesus, having grown up in a Christian centred family. In 2017 he will be supporting the children's ministry in a number of exciting ways: helping start up new ministries while supporting continuing ones in kids' church and scripture.

Jared attends the 6pm service at St John’s and loves being encouraged by fellow members and taking every opportunity to swing by Macca’s after the service with church friends. In his free time, he enjoys playing piano and listening to music over almost everything he does.

Merina Selvarajah Office Administrator merina@cciw.org.au Merina was brought up in a Christian family in Sri Lanka, and spent her school days there at an American missionary school. She migrated to Australia as a teenager and completed her B.Comm at the University of New South Wales. Since 2000, Merina has worked at the St Johns Ashfield church office as bookkeeper and parish administrator. When CCIW was formed, her role expanded with the larger parish. Merina has worshipped at St Johns Ashfield for the past 20 years.

Merina Selvarajah
Office Administrator

merina@cciw.org.au

Merina was brought up in a Christian family in Sri Lanka, and spent her school days there at an American missionary school. She migrated to Australia as a teenager and completed her B.Comm at the University of New South Wales. Since 2000, Merina has worked at the St Johns Ashfield church office as bookkeeper and parish administrator. When CCIW was formed, her role expanded with the larger parish. Merina has worshipped at St Johns Ashfield for the past 20 years.

Matthew Moffitt Sunday Curate matthew@cciw.org.au Matthew helps on Sunday mornings with the 8am congregation. During the week he works alongside the Evangelical Union at Sydney University. He studied ancient and modern history at university, and is a recent graduate of divinity from Moore College. He's married to Alison, who is part of the staff team at St Alban's Five Dock.

Matthew Moffitt
Sunday Curate

matthew@cciw.org.au

Matthew helps on Sunday mornings with the 8am congregation. During the week he works alongside the Evangelical Union at Sydney University. He studied ancient and modern history at university, and is a recent graduate of divinity from Moore College. He's married to Alison, who is part of the staff team at St Alban's Five Dock.

Miles Katay Ministries Administrator miles@cciw.org.au Miles works 1 day per week in administration alongside a Media/Communications degree at Sydney. He loves knowing and loving Jesus more and more in every part of life while being a part of church in Ashfield. Miles is recently married to Stephanie and they are enjoying figuring out how to do life together! During his spare time he organises a park cricket team, opines about more professional cricket on Facebook, and enjoys playing jazz piano.

Miles Katay
Ministries Administrator

miles@cciw.org.au

Miles works 1 day per week in administration alongside a Media/Communications degree at Sydney. He loves knowing and loving Jesus more and more in every part of life while being a part of church in Ashfield.

Miles is recently married to Stephanie and they are enjoying figuring out how to do life together! During his spare time he organises a park cricket team, opines about more professional cricket on Facebook, and enjoys playing jazz piano.