Simon has had a business background in sales, marketing and management, including managing a Gold Coast Christian community radio station for four years.
As a co founder of At The Ark, Simon brings experience of a very personal nature having had to deal with his own families' tragedy of child sexual abuse which lead to the introduction of the charity together with his wife Xenia. His heart is set toward being a practical helping hand to families dealing with the tragedy of child sexual abuse.
Xenia has had background in administration and management, including being a deputy information officer for RAF Cranwell in the UK. Liaising with high ranking RAF personnel.
As a co founder of At The Ark, Xenia brings experience of a very personal nature having had to deal with child sexual abuse in her own life as well as her own families' tragedy of child sexual abuse which lead to the introduction of the charity together with her husband Simon.
She is a qualified counsellor and works with families and victims
Her willingness to follow the leading of the Lord to create At The Ark to assist families having to deal with the tragedy of child sexual abuse has been paramount to its creation.
Jan is a registered and practicing Psychologist and former child protection officer with the department of child safety in Queensland.
Jan's qualifications are:
- Bachelor Social Science (Majors in Counselling & Human Relations)
- Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Griffith University
- Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (Griffith University) Final Year
She has current memberships and registrations with:
- Psychologist Board of Queensland
- Australian Psychological society
- Member of the college of clinical Psychologists
- Senior Counsellor and Head of Counselling department SCC
- Member of Golden Key
- Board Member of Compassion Services Ltd
Her particular interest and expertise is working with adults who have experienced multiple losses, resulting from difficulties in coping with life and its stressors. Grief, bereavement, relationship breakdowns, loss of employment, transition of life roles, aging and trauma are common themes throughout her clinical practice with people.
Jan has also had a number of papers published and recognised by Gold Coast and Qld mental authorities.
Jan comes to ATA with a wealth of experience and a willingness to be involved to see families achieve full restoration following the horrific affects of child sexual abuse.
Pastor Nathan Hay and his wife Sue, are the senior Pastors of Harvest City Church, Nerang. Nathan is a family man with 3 primary aged children. He has a great passion for his local community and for uniting Christian ministries for the common cause. He strives to keep Christianity practical and simple by loving God and loving people.
Nicole is the Criminologist for AT The Ark.