2019 Student Leaders
Providing oversight of the Student Leadership Team is co-chair Mairéad Green, a third-year Bachelor of Ministry student at MST. She’s a local girl, calling Ferntree Gully her home, and she attends Christ Church in Dingley. Mairéad’s loves in life include riding her horse, painting and drawing, reading, and coffee. Her other passion is for youth work, and she anticipates ministry in that area after completing her degree. Being organized is a high priority for Mairéad, but she’s quick to note that when she can’t control what’s going on in her life, Proverbs 3:5-6 provides comfort in tough situations.
Co-chairing with Mairéad is Josiah Hilbig, who is in his second year working toward his Bachelor of Theology at MST. Josiah’s many talents find expression in the arts, and he enjoys writing, acting, and directing stage plays, as well as playing the piano and singing. Josiah is from Upwey and attends Upway Community Baptist Church. His hope for the future is to be a full-time minister.
Chris Groszek is serving the MST-Eastern community this year by overseeing worship. He’s in his fourth year of studying part time for his Master of Divinity, and his interests run to music, study, playing with his children, walking in nature, and coffee. Chris is married to Jess, and they have “2.5 children”: Sam, Hannah, and a new bubby due in May/June. The Groszek family attends NewHope Baptist Church, usually attending either the Blackburn or Croydon congregation, while Jess also serves as campus pastor for the Surrey Hills branch.
Serving in the area of hospitality is Hannah Stanley, who is currently in her second year of studying for her Bachelors in Primary Education with Eastern College. Hannah enjoys creative writing and devotes some of her leisure time to story writing. She’s also a Dr. Who aficionado. Hannah comes from Clayton, attends St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, and hopes to be involved in some aspect of disability justice activism in the future.
Isaac Chen is heading up events this year. Isaac comes from Glen Waverly and is in his first year of the Graduate Diploma in Divinity course. His interests are widely diverse, ranging from record collecting to road tripping to sea shantying (singing songs that were once sung to accompany labor on board large merchant ships). Romans 8:6 is one of Isaac’s favorite verses of Scripture.