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Our Management Committee

Profiles of AYF Board members

Armidale Youth Futures Inc. (ABN: 31 680 463 468) is an incorporated body created specifically to employ Special Religious Education  teachers in high schools in Armidale. AYF is administered by a Board of local Christians in accordance with its constitution and operates under the guidance and authority of local churches in Armidale.

The current Board consists of:

Dr Robert Dewhurst BDS (Syd. Uni), Grad. Dip. Clin. Dent. (dental implants) is a long time resident of Armidale. He commenced a dental practice in 1981 and has been involved in youth ministries including ISCF youth group for most of the years he has been in Armidale.

Dr Philip Ward is an archivist at the University of New England. He has led Christian youth groups in many locations including Sydney, Armidale and London.

Mr David Wysel is a qualifed accountant and licensed financial adviser. He has lived in Armidale for 15 years and is encouraged by his fellow Board members, donors to AYF, and all in the community who work to enable SRE teaching to be brought to high schools in Armidale.

Mr Darrel Parker is the Senior Minister at St Marks UNEchurch. He’s an ex-farmer from the Riverina where he grew things out of the dirt, graduated from Macquarie University with a science degree where he studied dirt (soils), worked for 8 years in youth ministry in Sydney before studying theology at Moore College. Since then he has served at various regional NSW churches including Walcha, Boggabilla, and more recently Tenterfield, all of which has taught him that growing Christians and churches is much harder than growing wheat or cattle.

Mr Rob McClenaghan

Mrs Julie Tadman

Mr Jason Riley