South Australian Regional Committee
Chair and Regional Representative: Karen Parker
2009 – 2019: CVA SA Regional committee - Karen has been both a committee member, secretary and chairperson of this group during this period.
2011 – 2019: CVA National Board - Karen was asked to join the Board in 2011 as a co-oped member, then in 2014 onwards, as the state representative.
2000 – Current: Tarooki Campsite - Karen was on the management team for twelve years and chaired that team for nine of those years. She has been employed as the Manager of this site for the past 7 years. As the only permanent employee, she has a good knowledge of small site operations.
She is a member of several interdenominational Christian organisations in her local community and enjoys her involvement in the wider body of God. She has been a part of the leadership of her own Church for the past 30 years and also a part of the wider Uniting Churches leadership groups during that time.
Committee Member: Tobin Hanna
Tobin is the Senior Manager, Adventure at Baptist Care SA. Mylor Adventure Camp (Adelaide Hills) is home base for Baptist Care Adventure, including the 'Tumbelin' adventure therapy program which has been highly effective over many years at assisting young people work through alcohol and drug dependency.
Tobin has been leading Baptist Care Adventure for 3 years. Prior to this he was with SU QLD for 14 years, working as the Field Director, managing their School Chaplaincy program and a volunteer and Coordinator in SU's camping program. Tobin's love for camping began at Mill Valley Ranch back in the 90's and has continued ever since. Tobin is married to Kate and has four pretty awesome kids.
Committee Member: Jim Staude
Jim has now been involved in Christian camping for 20 years in South Australia, firstly at the Mylor Baptist Camp and now at Adare, Uniting Venues SA. At Adare, he was instrumental in setting up Beyond Limits, their Outdoor Education arm. He has been involved with CVA on the SA Regional Committee for the past 6 years and presented at Connect18.
Over the years, he has seen many changes in our industry and has a deep passion to see our South Australian campsites prosper and spread the gospel.
He attends, with his wife Erica, the Christies Beach Baptist Church, where they have attended for the last nine years.
Committee Member: Brendan Noolan
Brendon has been working in Christian camping since 2003. In that time, he has worked at a variety os campsites in South Australia, as well as 4 years in Canada. He is passionate about young people and seing them experiencing acceptance through the love of God's people.
When he is not at work, he loves to spend time with his wife and 2-year-old son. He also enjoys beverages and time in the garden. He is always up for a chat, so make sure you say hi if you see him at any CVA event!