Hornsby & Asquith District Christian Education Association (HADCEA)


$120 so far


Richard Sercombe at Asquith Boys High School

Richard has been working in the Anglican Church in Sydney as a Lay Minister for fifteen years. As part of his work he has had extensive experience in teaching Scripture. He is both humbled and excited by this opportunity to teach God's word in a high school context. Richard has a Diploma in Ministry, and has undertaken additional study, including part time studies at Moore Theological College.

Ruth Mahaffey at Asquith Girls High School

Ruth sees being a part of the Asquith Girls High School community a wonderful privilege and that teaching teenagers about Jesus is so important as it's a time when they are making many life decisions. She loves providing continued encouragement and teaching about Jesus’ amazing message found in the Bible through engaging classes. Ruth has a B.Th and is currently enrolled in a B Teach (Secondary). She has been teaching SRE in primary and high school for 20 years and teaches approx. 600 year 7-10 students once a fortnight.

Jake Fitzpatrick at Asquith Girls High School

Jake Fitzpatrick teaches SRE at Asquith Girls High School. Jake has been heavily involved in teaching the bible to teenagers over the last four years, as both an MTS trainee and Youth Pastor. He has taught primary SRE for three years, and is very thankful for the opportunity to teach the bible to teenagers in a high school context. Jake is currently entering into his last semester at Youth Works College, where he will be completing an Advanced Diploma of Ministry.

Supporting Churches: Asquith Church of Christ, Australia Ling Liang Church, Breakthrough Church, Berowra Baptist, Hornsby Baptist, Hornsby Heights Baptist, Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Catholic Parish, St John's Anglican Asquith, St Luke's Anglican Hornsby Heights, St Mark's Anglican Berowra, St Peter's Anglican Hornsby, Waitara Anglican, Berowra Uniting, Hornsby Uniting, Mount Colah Uniting, Waitara Gospel Chapel, Hornsby Gateway Salvation Army Corps, Community Church Hornsby, Th Link Church, Hornsby Shire.

Contact Details:
Christopher Pears (Secretary) 02 9477 3140
What does an SRE Board do?

SRE boards play a vital role in managing people, resources, communication and other key SRE functions.

Some of the important tasks that boards fulfil include:

  • securing funding and prayer support from local churches
  • liaising with school management to ensure quality, professional SRE is delivered in a supportive school environment
  • increasing the donor base to help grow SRE ministry in local schools
  • finding, equipping and training godly and gospel-focused SRE teachers with the help of Generate Ministries
  • utilising the gifts and resources available from each partner church
  • developing a culture of personal and corporate prayer among supporters