All staff members of the Do & Dare Youth Ministries team
are committed Seventh-day Adventists and are active
in their local SDA church.
While our committee is responsible for the the structure and organisation of Do & Dare, there is a significant network
of volunteers who support Do & Dare behind the scenes,
and who make camp happen.
If you would like to be a part of this team in 2017, apply now!
Dr David Bird
Dr Bird has been an active committee member since the beginning of Do & Dare’s camps, starting in 2010. Over the years, Dr Bird has served as the camp doctor, acting camp director, class teacher and various other officiating roles. Dr Bird works as a general practitioner in Melbourne and lives with his wife Lorna and their children in rural Victoria.
Stephanie has served on the Do & Dare committee since its founding in 2009. She has attended each Do & Dare camp and served as a counsellor, class teacher and office support. Stephanie is a secondary school teacher and musician, currently living in the USA and working as the Music Ministry Director and classroom teacher at Ouachita Hills Academy .
Camp Director Assistant
Wendy is the founder of Do & Dare and has invested much of herself into the ministry from its earliest days. Wendy has acted as president and camp director and her friendly face is a familiar sight around camp. Wendy continues to actively work with Do & Dare, whilst homeschooling her youngest daughter, Kara.
Camp Committee Member
Lorna has assisted with the planning and preparation of Do & Dare camps for several years. At camp, she is most frequently found in the office and taking care of the behind-scenes necessities that keep camp running smoothly. Lorna continues an active ministry life, while homeschooling her daughter Sarah.
Dr Barry Harker
Dr Harker's steady advice and thoughtful wisdom has been valued by Do & Dare since its outset. Campers and counsellors have also enjoyed his input during training sessions and Deep Bible Study. Dr Harker is now retired on the Sunshine Coast with his wife Cecily, where he maintains a very active ministry life and is currently authoring several books.