Mustard Schools Ministry

We are a Christian ministry that exists to empower students leading students to Jesus in schools.

“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” – Matthew 13:31-32

Mustard prioritises the empowerment of students, encouraging them to take maximum ownership over their faith and calling. As school is the place they spend most of their time, we think engaging with God and others at school with faith is an important element in their discipleship journey.

Our Schools Programs seek to start conversations about Jesus and the big questions of life through creative, well-researched and emotionally connected big group presentations. We offer a unique presentation model where student leaders get to be involved in creative content, delivery, follow-up impact projects and more.

Our Student Movement ministry equips students to be leaders for Jesus in their schools. They facilitate student-led Lunchtime Groups where students get to gather together, explore faith and live it out to multiply disciples of Jesus. We provide leadership training, mentoring, resources, pray and community support to help them grow to become effective student leaders.

Check out our interview with LightFM below to find out more about what we are doing here at Mustard!

Mustard Schools Ministry

We are a Christian ministry that exists to empower students leading students to Jesus in schools.

“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” – Matthew 13:31-32

Mustard prioritises the empowerment of students, encouraging them to take maximum ownership over their faith and calling. As school is the place they spend most of their time, we think engaging with God and others at school with faith is an important element in their discipleship journey.

Our Schools Programs seek to start conversations about Jesus and the big questions of life through creative, well-researched and emotionally connected big group presentations. We offer a unique presentation model where student leaders get to be involved in creative content, delivery, follow-up impact projects and more.

Our Student Movement ministry equips students to be leaders for Jesus in their schools. They facilitate student-led Lunchtime Groups where students get to gather together, explore faith and live it out to multiply disciples of Jesus. We provide leadership training, mentoring, resources, pray and community support to help them grow to become effective student leaders.

Check out our interview with LightFM below to find out more about what we are doing here at Mustard!

Mustard Schools Ministry

We are a Christian ministry that exists to empower students leading students to Jesus in schools.

“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” – Matthew 13:31-32

Mustard prioritises the empowerment of students, encouraging them to take maximum ownership over their faith and calling. As school is the place they spend most of their time, we think engaging with God and others at school with faith is an important element in their discipleship journey.

Our Schools Programs seek to start conversations about Jesus and the big questions of life through creative, well-researched and emotionally connected big group presentations. We offer a unique presentation model where student leaders get to be involved in creative content, delivery, follow-up impact projects and more.

Our Student Movement ministry equips students to be leaders for Jesus in their schools. They facilitate student-led Lunchtime Groups where students get to gather together, explore faith and live it out to multiply disciples of Jesus. We provide leadership training, mentoring, resources, pray and community support to help them grow to become effective student leaders.

Check out our interview with LightFM below to find out more about what we are doing here at Mustard!

Meet the Team

Our in-office team are a bunch of all-stars.
Comprised of paid & volunteer staff, each member brings their own unique talents, training and touch to everything Mustard does.

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Lara Ruddle
CEO

Our amazing leader who heads up all things Mustard!

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Stephen Unwin
Schools Programs and Creative Director

Has a heart of gold and soon a PhD in gratitude.

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Nic Williames
Marketing and Fundraising Manager

How many marketers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
None — they’ve automated it.

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Katherine Lazarus
Schools Programs and Creative Team

Bringing lots of passion and creativity to the team.

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Jemima Knox
Student Movement Team

Jemima is our very first regional Mustard team member helping out all the way from Geelong!

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Yiqian Chua
Student Movement Director

“A million dreams are keeping me awake,” he says.

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Brittany Spencer
Mustard Creative Team

If her role at Mustard was a venn diagram, Brittany is the overlap between resources, programs, design, and leadership development.

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Ella Tregale
Student Movement Team

Ella was one of our amazing student leaders in the past, and she’s now volunteering with us to support a new generation of students.

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Liz Steel
Communications & Media Team

Liz helps the Coms Team with all things grammar and publishing! She also loves her veggie patch…like, a lot.

Our Board

Our amazing board members look after the health of our organisation.
Everything from governance, policies to risks and finances, our board ensures that Mustard is operating at its best so our team can continue the work that they do.

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Neale Meredith
Chairperson

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Janelle Brooks
Secretary

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Sam Starkins
Board Member

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Tim Clare
Treasurer

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John Arbuckle
Board Member

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Elida Brereton
Board Member