He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He moved to Sydney when just a baby and grew up around Parramatta. He is a graduate of Sydney Missionary and Bible College. Before serving us at WSCCC, Ariel worked for 12 years at St Jude’s Anglican Church in Carlton, Melbourne as the youth and young adults minister.
Ariel feels so blessed to be forgiven in Jesus because he knows what a sinful man he is! He also loves being married to Kirsty – his beautiful country wife – and is the father of three gorgeous girls and one adventurous boy. He also enjoys movies, books, chilli and eating lots of meat.
Ariel also happens to be a walking quadriplegic (central cord syndrome) after an accident in 2012. He has a prayer blog which his wife faithfully updates once a month. You can click on the link here.
The Rev Keith Noldt has been a preacher of the Bible for 46 years, including 29 years to English congregations of Chinese churches in Sydney. Previously, he served in the Regular Army and the Department of Defence; graduated from Morling Baptist Theological College; and was ordained to the Christian ministry in 1995. He came to our church at Strathfield in 2010 and shares in the preaching at Strathfield 9am service. Keith has been married to Janette for 50 wonderful years. They have two adult married daughters and three grandsons.
On the outside, Andrew looks like a regular north coast (Ballina!) surfie. But on the inside, Andrew is a nerdy academic – he loves to read and research. Now that he has finished his Master of Divinity (at Sydney Missionary and Bible College) and a Master of Arts (Theology), he’s doing further study.
Andrew also has a BA and DipEd and was a high school visual arts teacher. He loves to use his creativity to come up with imaginative ways to explain God’s amazing message of freedom in the Bible.
Andrew is married to Krissie, and they have
two three young children.
When you drop off your kids at creche, 9amites or Sunday School, you will see Liza. She is our Children’s Ministry Coordinator.
Liza loves telling stories to children. Her interests range from serious stuff (teaching God’s Word to children) to some ridiculous stuff (the internet is the best place to find this!).
Liza’s husband, Kian Holik, is a senior staff worker with AFES (Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students). They have two sons – Josiah and Joel.
Liza grew up in Indonesia and studied in the USA, where she graduated from Calvin Theological Seminary, Michigan, with a Master of Arts in Christian Studies. After this, she taught and has been involved with children’s ministry in Indonesia for 7 years before moving to Australia where she continued in Sunday School and playgroup ministry in different churches, before coming to WSCCC.