Teaching and Pastoral

Kiri Vander Heiden

Fellowship Group Co-Leader

Diploma Divinity and Mission (SMBC)

Kiri grew up in Brisbane where she developed a love for youth ministry and discipleship at her local church. After studying at SMBC, Kiri and her husband Matt served as missionaries in Lisbon, Portugal for 13 years with Pioneers Australia. As well as caring for their three children while there, Kiri had the opportunity to disciple various women, which furthered her desire to grow in this area. Since returning to Sydney in 2019, Kiri has been working part-time in in-home disability support and has recently taken on a role in eCommerce as well. 

Kiri enjoys hanging out with her husband and three teenage kids watching movies together or exploring Sydney’s food delights! She also can’t resist hunting for treasures at OP shops and loves to tinker in the garden. As a family they enjoy being part of the evening congregation at Ashfield Presbyterian Church. She’s looking forward to serving her Fellowship Group members this year!

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