Our Staff

Executive Team


Debra Twartz is a primary trained teacher who taught at various schools in the NT for 13 years. She has extensive experience in Christian Education, including as a Principal at Sattler Christian College (formerly Litchfield Christian School).

Debra served as a Director of NT Christian Schools for 5 years and commenced an administrative role with NT Christian Schools in 2008. Debra was formerly the Deputy Chief Executive, with oversight of corporate services and provided strategic support for school operations. Debra is married to Simon and they have two children currently attending Marrara Christian College. Debra and her family fellowship at St Andrew Lutheran Church, where she is involved in children’s ministry and worship leading.


Paul Arundell is a passionate History teacher who has taught at various schools in NSW and WA. He has over 30 years experience in Christian Education, including as the Principal at Strathalby Christian College in Geraldton (2011-16), WA and Mountains Christian College (2005-2010) in the Blue Mountains West of Sydney.
Paul has extensive experience in Christian Education having been a parent, a teacher, a Board Chair and a Principal. Paul also served as the State Executive Officer and State Council chair for WA for a number of years. Paul is married to Helen and they have three adult children who all attended Christian Schools. Paul and Helen attend Darwin Baptist Church and love exploring this wonderful country in which we live.


Mark serves as the Finance and Resource Manager and attends Board meetings as part of his role. Mark is able to translate complex finance and development issues into ‘lay’ language enabling board members with responsibility for numerous schools across a wide spread of locations, to make informed decisions. Mark manages both capital and recurrent budgets for some of the most remote non-government schools in Australia. His careful management ensures these schools are well-equipped and thrive. Mark manages a raft of complex government funded and privately funded programmes. Mark is married to Roz and fellowships at Darwin Baptist Church.

Human Resources/ Reception

Glynnis Few
(Human Resources
& Payroll Manager)

Tertia Hills
(Human Resources
Payroll Officer)

Don Gomez
(Human Resources Officer)

Ling Lay
(Office Manager/Executive Assistant)

Christine Badenhop


Sue Clow
(Finance Team Leader)

Ronel Goosen
(Senior Finance Officer)

Mali Gray
(Finance Officer)

Carolyn Pavy
(Finance Officer)

Information, Communication, Technology

Matt Kernick
(ICT Manager)

Peter Kent
(ICT Integrator)

Kirk Dugdell
(Remote Support Officer)

Jo Glasgow
(ICT Application Support)

Bismarck Macabuhay
(ICT System Support)

Mitchel Bateman
(ICT Technician)

Minu Mathew-Kurian
(ICT Technician)

Allan Bishop
(ICT Technician)

Stuart Cameron
(ICT Technician)

Corporate Support

Phoebe Van Bentum
(Executive Support &
Policy Development)

Dee Little
(Project Officer)

School Support

Kathleen Flentje
(Curriculum Coordinator)

Chris Kleefsman
(Administration & Systems

Shelley Galbraith
(Early Years Advisor)

Lyne Hansen
(Network Librarian)

Transforming Training

Kim Ninneman
(VET Coordinator)

Sue McElroy
(VET Trainer)

Ruth Kamau
(VET Trainer)

Daryl Zajc

Chloe Wilson

Sue Russo
(Trainer Support – Assessments)

Families & Schools Together (FAST)

Mal Galbraith
(FAST Manager)

Ange McCann
(FAST Project Officer)

Anna Rusman
(FAST Admin Officer)

Jasmin Orozco
(FAST Trainer)

Kath Irwin
(FAST Assistant)

Jodie Eekelschot
(FAST Trainer)

Galauku Garawirrtja
(Community Trainer)

Susan Gurrawurra
(Community Trainer)

Phillip Dhamarrandji
(Community Trainer)

Minay Wunungmurra
(Community Trainer)