Our Team

On the EU Graduates Fund staff, theologically trained and experienced Senior Staff serve alongside a growing team of Howard Guinness Project ministry apprentices. Together we proclaim the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ among the students in the EU at Sydney Uni. Senior staff have a particular heart to train, mentor and support the ‘Howies’ in their development in ministry and leadership. Check out their profiles below.

Senior Staff

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Staff Team Leader

Rowan is the leader of the EU Staff Team at Sydney University and is the Chief Executive Officer of the EU Graduates Fund. Rowan studied Science at Sydney Uni, graduating with a PhD in mathematics. He was involved in the EU both as a student and as EU Staffworker in the 80′s and 90′s before studying theology at Moore Theological College. With his wife, Jenny, Rowan has served Christ both overseas as a short-term missionary with CMS and in Sydney as an Assistant Minister at St Philip’s Caringbah. Rowan returned to Sydney University in 2006 to take up leadership of the EU Staff Team and to serve as CEO of the EU Graduates Fund. Rowan and Jenny have five children, live in Ashbury and enjoy being members of God’s family at St Matthew’s Ashbury.

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Paddy joined the EU Graduates Fund at the start of 2008.  Paddy has extensive experience in student ministry, having worked for Campus Bible Study (UNSW), Ministry Training Strategy (MTS) and Unichurch (UNSW). Paddy’s principle responsibility is for evangelism across the EU. He is married to Michelle and with their six children attends St George North Anglican Church.

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Ben joined the EU Graduates Fund in 2010. He works primarily with euFOCUS, the EU’s ministry to international students. Ben is married to Sian and together with their three sons they attend Erskineville Anglican Church.

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Liz has been part of the EU since 2000 when she joined as an undergraduate student and was challenged to ‘submit every aspect of life to the Lordship of Christ.’ In 2008, Liz commenced as a Howie where she was stretched and challenged to consider the needs and opportunities to proclaim Jesus as Lord for her life. After completing some theological studies, Liz returned in 2010 as part of the Senior Staff team. She is gripped by a desire to see University students solidly grounded in their love of Jesus with a strong and sustaining heart and impeccable training to serve God’s church for decades to come. Liz is married to Samy and with their daughter enjoy being active members of Narwee Baptist Church.

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Katie joined the Staff Team in 2014 after serving as a Howie in 2007-08. Katie is in the process of finishing her M.Div from Sydney Missionary & Bible College.

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Karen joined the Senior Staff in 2013. She works with euFOCUS, the EU’s ministry to international students.. Karen was part of the Howard Guinness Project in 2011-12. Karen is married to Tim and together they attend St Barnabas, Broadway.

David SteeleIMG_4337

David grew up in lots of places outside Sydney, but has been working with the EU staff team since he got the opportunity to develop Christian ministry and leadership with dental and medical students and recent gradates.

Celia TooseIMG_4295

Celia came to the EU Grads Fund team after 8 years working as a missionary trainer and recruiter for the Church Missionary Society NSW.  She holds an M.A in theology specialising in Cross Cultural theology and ministry.  Previously she worked as an Assistant Minister with the Anglican Church at St. Bede’s Beverly Hills, and as a chaplain to university girls at Mary Andrews College. Celia’s area of focus with the EU is to encourage students to consider serving the Lord Jesus in less reached, less resourced places around Sydney, Australia and beyond. Celia is married to James and they attend St Stephen’s Anglican Newtown where they are both involved in music ministry.



Lucy Anderson

David Baker

Sylvia Barry

Bill Ford

Ninoy Gonzales

Lachlan Miller

Xanthe Reid

Samantha Robb

Andrew Sawyer

Joel Sedorenko

Ryan Verghese

Jo Watts

Christine West

Richard Wong

Lilly Wright

Alison Zancanaro

Carlo Zancanaro


Support Staff

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In May 2007 Alan took up the position of the EU Graduates Fund Administrator. He oversees the daily running of the EU Grads Fund’s finances and manages the relationship with EU graduates and supporters. He is married to Elizabeth and has 3 daughters and 6 grand children. They attend St Matthews Anglican Church, West Pymble.