Our ministers

Chadd Hafer: Minister at CroydonPark@10

Chadd Hafer has been CP10’s full-time pastor since 2014. Over the past 30 years he has ministered in numerous churches in Australia and the USA. He studied in the US and graduate from Moore Theological College in 1997.

Chadd first came to Australia over 20 years ago as the preacher on evangelistic tours with Christian basketball teams and Christian music groups. During the early 1990’s, he was teaching Scripture in a Gold Coast high school. One of the students he taught is now our youth pastor Andrew Bardsley! Another blessing from this ministry was that Chadd taught alongside a lovely young lady called Parisa. The rest is history. They married, and today have two grown up kids: Savannah and Noah.

Chadd is eclectic. In Chadd’s garage is a gym – he’s a fitness freak. In the kitchen, he puts together some mean Vietnamese rice paper rolls. In the forest, he once worked as a woodchopper. In the Blue Mountains, he helped Parisa run their vintage goods store, Frou Frou Old and New. In Koorong, you can find his animated children’s DVD series, The Treasure House.

Chadd’s ministry motto is based on Galatians 5:6 “All that matters is faith in Jesus Christ, expressing itself in love for one another.” Therefore, Chadd is passionate that non-salvation issues don’t overshadow our unity and faith in the gospel.

Why don’t you have a chat with Chadd? There’s sure to be lots you can talk about!


Rev. Ariel Kurilowicz: Minister at strathfield 9am

Ariel is our English minister serving at our Strathfield 9am service.

He looks like any Russian mafia-gangster that you see in the movies. And his last name is never pronounced correctly in a Chinese church.

Ariel was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He moved to Sydney at a very young age and grew up in 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 a youth and young adults minister.

Ariel loves Jesus heaps and reckons he’s the most blessed bloke in the world because he’s married to Kirsty – his beautiful wife – and is the father of three gorgeous girls and one adventurous boy. Ariel also loves meat, movies, books, chilli and riding his 150cc scooter around town.

Update: As most of you know, in September 2012, Ariel had a motorbike accident and injured his neck spinal cord at the level of C3/C4, leaving him an incomplete quadriplegic.

As a result of your prayers, Ariel is making an amazing recovery. But there is still no guarantee that he will walk again, so he needs our daily prayers! You can follow Ariel’s progress on this blog which is updated 2-3 times per week.

Andrew Bardsley: Youth Pastor

Andrew is our youth pastor.

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) he will study a Master of Arts (Theology).

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 young children.

Rev. Keith Noldt: Minister at strathfield 9am

When you visit us at strathfield 9am, you will hear Keith preaching God’s message from the Bible to us.

Keith is our interim minister, while Ariel continues to recover on sick leave.

Keith is married to Janette and they have two adult daughters and three grandchildren.

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