OUR
STORY


Val & Colin Sutton (Photo by Matthew Sutton)

Val & Colin Sutton (Photo by Matthew Sutton)

 

In October 1985 during a silent retreat, Colin Sutton sensed that the Lord was wanting to initiate a new model of youth ministry that would be founded in and through the Christian Community he was leading, the Disciples of Jesus Covenant Community. That day, a vision for an unprecedented model of youth ministry was born, that would play a vital role in the renewal of the Australian Church in the spirit of the New Evangelisation.

In January 1986, the very first Youth Mission Team was established in Sydney. As a remarkable indication of the source of that vision, YMT continues in the present day having come through extraordinary changes in both the Church and the Catholic education system but having maintained an exceptional integrity to the original blueprint mapped out by Colin all those years ago. The outcome of these first 32 years has been the faith conversion of thousands of young people across Australia.

Throughout the YMT journey, Colin demonstrated a tireless belief in the importance of this work and a deep love and concern for those comprising YMT. Through Colin’s legacy, this concern for the well-being of every individual remains one of the contemporary core values of YMT. In February 2016, Colin entered heaven from where we believe he continues to play a vital role in supporting the mission of YMT. 

 

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MISSION

STATEMENT

“To embrace a Christian community lifestyle and to bear witness to the power and relevance of the Gospel to students in high schools through the witness of that lifestyle and by creating a space in which students can make a free choice to invite Christ into their life.”


 
 
 
 
 

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WHERE
WE
ARE

 
 
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MEET
THE TEAM

 
Top Row: Kate Freeman, Bethany Toohey, Peter Dominish, Steve Toohey, David Pullella, Alana Wilson, Tim Fitzwilliam, Alexandra Wedd Second Row: Matthew Woodford, Daniel Walsh, Brendan Thomas, Louis Stillone, Joseph Schaefer, Julian Sezenias, Tim Murray, Lazarus Cammock, Michael Honan, Thomas Brennan, Patrick Harrison, Adil Alvares Third Row: Natalia Abraham, Rachel Daniels, Catherine Migliore, Elizabeth Mullins, Brigid Brennan, Elysha Dalzell, Cecelia Drumore, Rubini Ball, Maria McGinnity, Anushka Alvares Bottom Row: Brigid Cooney, Meg Brennan, Juliette Dahdah, Andrea Dingley, Ariana Strmota, Lucy Field

Top Row: Kate Freeman, Bethany Toohey, Peter Dominish, Steve Toohey, David Pullella, Alana Wilson, Tim Fitzwilliam, Alexandra Wedd
Second Row: Matthew Woodford, Daniel Walsh, Brendan Thomas, Louis Stillone, Joseph Schaefer, Julian Sezenias, Tim Murray, Lazarus Cammock, Michael Honan, Thomas Brennan, Patrick Harrison, Adil Alvares
Third Row: Natalia Abraham, Rachel Daniels, Catherine Migliore, Elizabeth Mullins, Brigid Brennan, Elysha Dalzell, Cecelia Drumore, Rubini Ball, Maria McGinnity, Anushka Alvares
Bottom Row: Brigid Cooney, Meg Brennan, Juliette Dahdah, Andrea Dingley, Ariana Strmota, Lucy Field

 

Sydney

EST. 1986

Perth

EST. 1991

Melbourne

EST. 1998

Wollongong

EST. 2007

 
 

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NATIONAL
LEADERSHIP

 

 
 
 

Steve toohey

National Director

 

tIM fITZWILLIAM

National Logistics Manager

 

sUE dEbATTISTA

National Accounts Manager

mARILYN nG

I.T & Partners Coordinator

 

jULIETTE dAHDAH

Social Media Intern

bETHANY tOOHEY

YMT Sydney Manager

 

mARTIN fIRTH

YMT Perth Manager

 

David Pullella

YMT Perth Ministry Coordinator

Joshua Hunter

YMT Melbourne Manager

 

Alana Wilson

YMT Wollongong Manager 

 

Bridget Haywood

YMT Wollongong iSTAND Coordinator