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Engaging and empowering young people

UCA Youth advocates, resources, trains and consults congregations, presbyteries and the Uniting Church in Australia VicTas Synod on how to connect, enthuse and empower young people to live a life following Jesus.

Information on this website will help you understand the type of work we do, but the key piece of information we want you to understand is that we are excited about meeting with you and exploring how we might be able to resource you in your ministry with young people.

So jump in, have a look around and please make contact with us on (03) 9340 8815 or or you could drop in for a coffee at the Centre for Theology and Ministry.

About Drew (Youth Ministry)

Drew Hanna is the Youth Ministry Co-ordinator and has been working for the Centre for Theology and Ministry since February 2008.  Before that he was a secondary school physical education teacher at Norwood Secondary College.  Drew is married to Emma and they have a beautiful boy (Tyler). Drew is studying towards a Bachelor of Theology and he enjoys connecting the dots between life and faith.  Drew is passionate about sport, theatre and having coffee/thick-shakes!

“I believe young people have a tremendous amount of wisdom and insight to offer the world.  I believe the church has the capability to help young people realise their potential and support them to be agents of change in the world!”

03 9340 8808 or to organise to have a thick-shake or coffee!

About Age (Discipleship Educator Young Adults)

When I was in year 11 my art teacher called a meeting with my mum.

He told her “Adrian does not conform well.” My mum (who is a wearable artist) replied “It’s art, isn’t that the whole idea?”

I have always wanted more. Not always just more stuff like most western bods. But more meaning in churches, more sense from theology, more humanity from governments, more belonging in communities, more faith in decision making, more compassion in evangelism, more gospel in justice, more authentic connections to God – basically a more interconnected faith lived out in action – morepraxis.

I live in Melbourne with my wife Lyndal, son James, twin girls Jasmine and Chloe and a big dog ‘Jamy’. I like creativity and fun, I enjoy finding cool ways to use multimedia and pushing my ibook to destruction, also I enjoy coffee, red wine and food with friends.

Study wise I turned down sculpture at the school of art to study Christian Welfare, then completed a Bachelor of Theology majoring in Missions and Theology, more recently a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and continue studying by distance education. Also, I have been involved in youth and young adult ministry for years with experience in a wide variety of settings including congregational, chaplaincy, schools work, street work, camping, alt worship, counselling and regional work.

Because of Calvary

Contact Age – 03 9340 8812 or