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Meet the Team

Peter Crawford, Director of Schools Ministry

Pete Crawford

Peter attended The Scots School, Bathurst and then completed theological training. Peter began working for Crusaders as the Boy’s Field Staff Worker and was appointed the Director of School’s Ministry in 1997. He is passionate about the ministry of Crusaders to tell the next generation of the Good News of Jesus and he considers it a great joy and privilege to share the Bible with young people and encourage teachers in their faith and ministry.

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Clare Wimble, Schools Ministry Worker

Clare WimblePrimary School Teacher, Clare Wimble, joined the Schools Ministry team in January 2011. She has extensive experience in education, having completed a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary). During her time as a teacher Clare worked in England, rural NSW and the Sutherland Shire. In 2008, Clare went to SMBC where she gained a Diploma of Theology and an Advanced Diploma of Ministry and developed a love of preaching. Clare thinks it is an amazing privilege to preach the good news of Jesus with kids and teenagers in schools each term. She seeks to live by her favourite Bible verse Acts 20:24 – “I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me – the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.”

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Dan Perrott, Schools Ministry Worker

After originally working in the Film & TV Industry, Dan studied at Sydney Missionary and Bible College and went on to serve in church based youth and young adults’ ministries. This gave him heaps of experience over the last ten years teaching in SRE, Primary and High School lunchtime groups, and on Christian camps and youth groups. He loves evangelism, preaching, and discipleship – with those who grew up outside or inside the church/Christian culture. Dan loves Jesus, his wife Anna, daughters Natalia and Emilia, and the chance to share the Gospel while supporting others doing the same.

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Anna Owen, Schools Ministry Worker

Anna has worked in urban and rural schools as a Christian Studies and Mathematics teacher along with serving as an assistant school chaplain for the past 11 years. Prior to that Anna completed her studies at SMBC where she graduated with a Masters of Divinity. Anna has been blessed by the ministry of CRU, becoming a Christian as a secondary school student, leading on several CRU Camps and leading CRU Groups in various schools. Having recently joined the team, Anna is delighted to be able to serve in this capacity by getting alongside staff and students who are seeking to make                                                                        Christ known in their schools. 

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Nigel Vaux, Schools Ministry Worker

Nigel attended Barker College where he became a Christian in Yr 12. After school he became a registered nurse then studied theology at Moore College. Since College he has served at Panania Anglican Church as the Youth minister and Glenmore Park Anglican Church as the Children’s minister, and Crusaders in school’s ministry for 7 years. He returned to the School’s Ministry team after a 3 year break in July 2018. He loves sharing the gospel with students and seeing them live out their faith at school. Nigel is married to Fiona and has three children. In his spare time Nigel is a children’s entertainer doing magic, puppets and balloons.


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Kellie Thomson, Schools Ministry Worker/Administrator

Kellie, a primary teacher of 5 years joined the CRU team in January 2017. She has a Graduates Diploma of Divinity from SMBC and years of experience teaching scripture and leading youth groups. Kellie is excited to have the opportunity to support and encourage Christian students to grow in their love of God and their willingness to share the love of God with the others. She remembers how God worked through her Christian high school friends (who attended a weekly lunch time Christian group) to bring her to faith when she was in year 12. Besides teaching the Bible, Kellie loves anything that involves food, being outdoors and playing ultimate frisbee.

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School’s Ministry Associates

Our associates focus on sharing Jesus with secondary school students through visiting high school CRU Groups, leading on CRU Summit Camps and CRU Holiday Camps. The Schools Ministry Associates also train at Sydney Cornhill Preaching College and do theological study in order to know and teach the Bible faithfully.



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For more information about our 2 year Associates program and for an application form click here.