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Craig Schafer began as Rector of St Mark’s Anglican Church Pennant Hills in July 2008. Craig and his wife Julie have been married for 10 years and have two little girls, Emma and Zoe.

Craig has been involved in ministry at Springwood-Winmalee Anglican Churches since the beginning of 2005. His key responsibilities have been pastoring the growing ‘Arvo Church’ congregation that meets on Sunday afternoons, and leading the team that planted Valley Heights Community Church (VHCC) which meets on Sunday mornings in the local Anglican School.

While at Moore College, Craig did student ministry at St John’s, Minchinbury and St Aiden’s, Hurstville Grove. Prior to college, he worked for Accenture as a Management Consultant and Project Manager. Before Emma & Zoe came along, Julie worked as a Primary School Teacher. Both Craig and Julie grew up in South-west Sydney.

To relax, Craig enjoys a mediocre game of tennis or an episode of ‘Iron Chef’.

He and the family are looking forward to getting to know the area (they’ve worked out Pennant Hills, Thornleigh and Cherrybrook but anywhere further afield is a bit dicey) and to the great things that God has in store for St Mark’s.