2018 Student Leaders
President - Jules Barnard
Serving as student president for 2018 is Jules Barnard, a third year Bachelor of Ministry student. Jules grew up on a flower farm in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne and attends Lilydale Baptist Church. For the past eight years Jules has been involved with CYC as both a volunteer and a chef. In his spare time, Jules enjoys playing soccer and board games, as well as chatting with friends about life and faith.
Vice President - Leah Mulroyan
Vice president Leah Mulroyan hails from the Geelong area and is in her second year of a Master of Divinity degree. In the midst of a busy life as a student and a part-time high school teacher, the verse she often turns to is Matthew 6:27, “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?” She’s a mad supporter of the Geelong Cats and used to work for that organization, and she also enjoys drinking coffee with friends and reading a good book.
Music - Matilda Scott
Matilda Scott is in her last year of her Bachelor of Ministry program. She identifies as being “from all over the place,” having moved eight times during her schooling years and even living for a partial year in Qatar. Matilda’s passions include serving in music and worship at her church—Faith Christian Church, finding secret hiking places with friends, and watching Brooklyn 99. One of Matilda’s favorite scriptures is Ephesians 6:10-20, as it reminds her to keep being secured in the armour of Christ and to remain in the Word for protection, peace, and strength.
Events - Stuart Yates
Stuart Yates is currently studying a Bachelor of Ministry as well as serving on the MST and Eastern College staff in the area digital communications. Stuart attends Activate Church in Wantirna South and identifies Daniel as his favorite Bible character. He has recently discovered the joys of coffee-drinking and has already become a self-professed coffee snob. He also enjoys hanging out with friends. This year Stuart looks forward to facilitating events that will see both the MST and ECA communities come together as one.
Hospitality - Penny Lazarus
Penny Lazarus, is studying chaplaincy and pastoral care through Eastern College. Penny was born in Townsville, Queensland, then moved to several different locations where her father served in church ministry. Penny enjoys watching British comedies in her spare time and has studied archaeology and Auslan (Australian sign language) in the past. Her favorite portion of Scripture is Isaiah 55:8-9, since it reminds her of God’s faithful care, even when she doesn’t understand her current situation.
Mission - Andrew Grace
Andrew Grace considers it a privilege to be a part of the student leadership team, serving to focus the College community on mission. Andrew is currently studying a Masters of Ministry and anticipates graduating at the end of 2018. When not writing essays and perusing theology textbooks, you can find Andrew enjoying coffee.
Caleb Loy was born and raised in Melbourne and is in his second year of a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degree. He attends Citylife Church, where he serves in venue management, hospitality, and youth leadership. Caleb cites Matthew 6:34 as a verse that has helped him in his studies at ECA. In his spare time, Caleb enjoys playing video games.
Eastern College student Katie McCann is in her second year of a Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) degree, and she is grateful for the opportunity to study education, English, and history from a Christian perspective. When she’s not studying, Katie enjoys curling up with a good book and hot tea. She finds her church community at The Ark Community Church in Clyde North.