Teaching and Pastoral

Chris Kotsaris

Fellowship Group Co-Leader

BSc (Mathematics), Dip Ed, Dip Div & Mis (SMBC)

A child of Greek migrants, Chris grew up in Sydney straddling two cultures - Greek at home, Australian everywhere else. At university she studied engineering and science, and through fellow students was introduced to Jesus – she has been following him ever since!

After several years as a high school teacher, Chris became a day student at SMBC. She blitzed Greek, was awed and changed by great biblical teaching, and gained the most wonderful lifelong friends. Chris has spent most of her career in the corporate world, working in energy, finance and communications in Australia and overseas.

Chris has been a member of West Sydney Chinese Christian Church for 35 years where she’s been involved in children and youth ministry. Chris serves on the board of Christian Surfers International – a global movement with the goal of reaching every surfer with the good news. She can’t surf … yet!

While proud of her Greek heritage (“give me any word and I’ll show you its Greek root”) Chris is also a Sinophile and loves practising basic Chinese (Mandarin) every chance she can. Her interests are broad, but currently she is enjoying basketry, beach swims and bushwalks and loving being part of the SMBC community again. 

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