Chaplaincy team

The role of the chaplaincy team is to teach and demonstrate the Christian faith in action, providing a strong network of care and support for all students at St Andrew’s.

Through a wealth of programs spanning Christian Development classes, chapel services, Crusader groups, voluntary camps and charity work with inner city churches and volunteer groups, St Andrew’s students are encouraged to learn about the Christian faith and to lead a life that helps and serves others in their community.

Meet the chaplaincy team:

The Reverend Peter Wrench is the Senior Chaplain of St Andrew’s Cathedral School. He is responsible for overseeing all Christian Ministry programs from K-12.

The Rev Sam Hwang has worked as a pastor at St Andrew’s Anglican Church Strathfield, was the Secondary School Chaplain at SCECGS Redlands, and currently is the Assistant Chaplain at SACS, coordinating the Christian Development program. He mainly works with our Senior College students and across Years 7-12.

Mr Garth Hasler has been Assistant Chaplain at SACS since 2008. He works primarily with Middle School students and Stage 2 and 3 Junior School students.

Miss Anna Owen was previously a maths teacher and then Assistant Chaplain at The Armidale School and Calrossy Anglican School in Tamworth prior to her role at SACS. She teaches across K-12 but primarily looks after Middle School classes and coordinates our Crusader groups and camps. 

Mrs Emma Newling works with our Junior School students, teaching Christian Development and coordinating the Cru groups.

Captain Guy Davidson is our staff chaplain. He also teaches HSC Studies of Religion and Christian Studies across the secondary school.

Derek Cheng teaches Christian Development classes across the secondary school.

Judy Chu runs our chapels for international students from China.

Each year we also have a small group of Christian Ministry trainees who are in Year 13 or interested in Schools’ Christian Ministry. They are part of a specifically designed Alex Abbottsmith Scholarship and work in ministries across K-12. The Year 13 students also attend the Year 13 Anglican Youthworks program.