Cross Cultural Partners


At Barneys we support cross cultural partners in a number of places around the world. We also encourage Barney’s members to consider both short term and long term missions overseas. The partners we support at the moment include the following:

Church Missionary Society (CMS)

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Liz Burns

Liz is on staff at Msalato Theological College in Dodoma Tanzania and has completed her Masters degree in 2017 which will assist in a national review of theological education. She studied accountancy previously but after a holiday and then a 2 year exposure experience in Tanzania she returned as a long term missionary in 2003.

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Caroline Evenden

Caroline trained as a language teacher
(French and Italian) at USyd and the tug of mission has been on her life for many years, in particular France. She served Barneys first as Terraces Supervisor and then on Staff in various capacities, in particular 5pm services, BOCC and Missions pastor. She commenced working with the GBU (Tertiary Christian Group) in Toulouse, France in mid 2013. From June 2017 she is serving as the south-west coordinator equipping students for a lifetime of knowing and serving Jesus.


Craig and Samantha McCorkindale with Clare, Hannah & Joel

Craig and Sam are previous Barneys members from student days involved in student and music ministry and were team members of an exposure trip to China in 2006 led by Caroline Evenden.
They (and their three children) are in their first year of serving in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. They are both involved in formal language learning as they form relationships in the community. Craig has begun to form relationships at Phnom Penh Bible School, where he hopes to teach in the future.

If you wish to contact or receive regular prayer updates for our partners with CMS, please use the link or email address below to get in touch:

Serving in Mission (SIM)

Andrew & Rebecca Oakley with Jeremiah,
Micah & Tadeo

Andrew and Bec met, married and ministered for many years at Barneys before deciding to explore opportunities for overseas ministry. The Oakleys are working in Thailand with SIM, Andrew is the Director of Football Ministry for Sports Friends Asia.

If you wish to contact or receive regular prayer updates for our partners with SIM please use the link below to get in touch:

Global Recordings Network (GRN)

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David Nolan

David is a long term Barneys member with lots of tech skills- you’ll often see him serving at the AV desk in services. He was challenged to use his skills after attending Reachout- a missions conference- and now he is working as a software engineer in the Australian office of Global Recordings Network, an international mission agency who specialise in the translation and distribution of audiovisual Bible stories. He is responsible for providing the 5fish app with the information it needs to deliver GRN’s content to a worldwide audience.

If you wish to contact or receive regular prayer updates for our partners with GRN please use the link below to get in touch:


M & D with O & G

M and D grew up in the Blue Mountains and were members of Barney’s whilst they were at University. They are now in South Asia, training indigenous Christians in Bible translation and Scripture use, working increasingly in a consulting role with Wycliffe.

If you wish to contact or receive regular prayer updates for our partners with Wycliffe, please use the link below to get in touch:


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Phil has recently finished up his service as a Distributions Manager in Central Asia for the charity “Salem Union.” Phil is a long time member of Barneys and served on the mission support team for many years. He went on short exposure trips to China while still working at Sydney Water and eventually “retired” to his role at Salem Union. We continue to support him prayerfully in this resettlement period as he adjusts to a new lifestyle in Tasmania.

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Katherine & Kimsoeun Seat with Khemrin & Ketya

Katherine and Kimsoeun met and fell in love at Sydney Missionary Bible College (SMBC). Soeun became a Christian in Cambodia before coming to Sydney for further study. He has a passion for teaching the bible. Katherine was a Barneys member while at University and served on the mission support team. Long term mission became a possibility following an exposure trip in China so she enrolled at SMBC and the rest is history. They and their two children serve in Siem Reap in a local evangelical church with outreach teaching programmes for rural pastors. To get prayer updates, you can send a short introductory email to and we will pass it on.

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Ruth Brigden

Ruth became convicted of the needs of the Aboriginal Church while studying at Moore College. She completed two terms with CMS in the Numbulwar community assisting local leaders with youth and children’s ministry and helping them in many other ways. She returned to the NT after completing further study and works part time for the Ministry Development Team of the Anglican Diocese of the Northern Territory combined with part-time work as God provides in other agencies. In 2016-17 this has been the Royal Commission into youth detention. Her Diocesean work includes visiting remote Indigenous communities and providing support to lay female church leaders

If you wish to contact or receive regular prayer updates for our independent partners, please email us at:

International Justice Mission (IJM)


IJM is increasing its involvement in cases of online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) (Watch ABC’s 7:30 Report interviewing IJM here).
In the Philippines, IJM is working with partners across the justice systems. They include the Philippine National Police, National Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice to prosecute cases of suspected OSEC. IJM also works with the Department of Social Welfare and Development and aftercare service providers to care for survivors.
Barneys can join the defenders of these children, both individually and as a church, by doing two things:
Broaden and deepen IJM’s impact by (a) praying for the work of justice, and (b) raising awareness about IJM, and
Prayerfully consider setting aside some finance to help IJM shut down cybersex trafficking.
Download bible study notes on “Justice from a Biblical Perspective”

If you wish to contact or receive regular prayer updates for IJM see