Please explore this page to find out about the work of SU Australia staff in Tasmania and how God is using them to help give young people and their families hope for the future.
Stephanie Sebastian - Regional Manager - Tas
Stephanie is Regional Manager for SU in Tasmania and is based in Launceston. Having started with SU in 2011, Stephanie has worked in camp ministries, holiday clubs and over 30 state schools in chaplaincy services. She has a passion for SU because she believes that together we can make a difference in children’s and young people’s lives. Stephanie holds qualifications in teaching, architecture and journalism, loves the outdoors and is an avid reader.
Jaco Classen - Field Development Manager - South Tas
Jaco is our Field Manager for the southern region of Tas. His first exposure to SU was in the late 1990s where he was introduced to SU resources. As a previous chaplain and manager for chaplains, he sees great significance in the role chaplains play in a school and its community. Jaco has a passion to see strong connections with churches and local communities and to encourage people to experience God’s goodness and share in fellowship via SU’s diverse ministries.
Jenny Cowley - Field and Resource Manager (SU Australia)
Based in the Hobart office, Jenny has a state-wide role overseeing SU camps and missions, school programs and chaplaincy. Jenny started with SU in Tasmania as a school’s ministry volunteer in the 1980s then moved on to leading camps, writing program material and training ministry leaders. With a background as a primary teacher and qualifications in adult education, she has also been employed in various ministry and management roles.
Alan George - Communications Manager (South Zone, SU Australia)
Alan oversees the promotional and marketing aspects of the South Zone of SU Australia. Spending his time working at his current home base in Ulverstone and the SU office in Hobart, he enjoys the opportunity to partner with staff, volunteers and supporters across the entire state. With qualifications in education and graphic design, Alan is excited to be using his communications skills for a Christian organisation that gives hope to young people and from which he has been personally impacted.
Suzette Davey - Support Administrator South Zone Tasmania, SU Australia
Suzette is our Field Support Administrator in Tasmania, assisting SU workers and volunteers with their clerical needs so that they can focus on their ministry. She takes care of reception in our Hobart office and is most likely the first person you encounter when you email or call. Suzette hopes to continue using her qualifications in social sciences with a focus on Christian ministry, together with her past work experience, to benefit the community as we share the gospel of Jesus in word and deed.
Kate Rewis - Finance Administration Assistant, SU Australia
Kate looks after Finance and Administration of SU in Tasmania and is based in the Hobart office. She has worked for over 20 years in the government, not-for-profit and private sectors. Although originally from Siberia, Russia, Kate also lived for 18 years in Florida, USA. Kate and her husband were active in Missionary and Boy Scouts of America. Kate is thankful that God brought her to Tasmania and gave her the opportunity to use her skills and experience to serve God.