Welcome to GodSpace!

Meet the team

Say hello to just some of our GodSpace Team

Cheryl is excited that God has merged her teaching background, theological training and administrative skills to enable her to fulfil the role of Production and Training Coordinator. Cheryl ensures that each GodSpace book is ready for use each year in order to resource teachers and kids’ group leaders for what she believes is the most important task in the world - introducing kids to Jesus. When not at the computer or travelling (for fun and/or to do training and promotions) or teaching her SRE class, Cheryl loves spending time with her twelve year old Labradoodle, watching movies, swimming and hanging out with kids to find out their views about life and God.

Cheryl Clendinning

Production and Training Coordinator & SRE Consultant

Sally is (amongst many things) a mum, grandmother and primary school teacher, Bible scholar, pray-er, with a passion for kids to know and love the Bible and the one whose story it is. Sally has extensive experience and has developed and published Bible resources for kids and their leaders in many languages. For 40+ years she has been a volunteer SRE teacher in public schools because she loves helping kids to find life and meaning through the Bible. She has contributed greatly to the development of the GodSpace training program, equipping teachers and encouraging them to communicate well with today's kids.

Sally Smith


Kirsten came to know Jesus as a child and has been involved in children’s ministry for over 35 years. She is now a mother of four and loves to write material that helps children to know and follow Jesus. Kirsten also loves to read, bake for people, and is the author of two great children’s books, written especially for Christmas and Easter.

Kirsten Long


Pete Barnett, a long term contributor to GodSpace, is a mad keen, all be it not very brilliant, fisherman, who loves taking his wife and three kids out on his boat, perhaps so that he betters his chance of catching fish! He is a Baptist minister, and the creator, writer and front man for The Shed. He is also the National Coordinator of The Safe Church Training Agreement and runs a Safe Ministry consultancy to Christian denominations on abuse prevention and response.

Peter Barnett

Writer and Resident Songwriter

Phil loves to tell kids (of all ages) Bible stories using cartoons and animations. When he's not drawing cartoons or hanging out with his family, he's either spending time on his surfboard or making fun of sharks from the safety of his drawing board. He also happens to be the world's number 1 shark cartoonist! Check out his website: www.onewhale.com.

Phil Watson

Graphic Artist and Animator

The Team at Penrith are there to receive, process and send out your orders, receive your payments and follow up where needed.

Ring 1300 GODSPACE  (1300 463 772 for cost of a local call)  or 02 4721 9037

Physical address: Unit 7  55 York Road  South Penrith NSW 2750 Australia

GodSpace Warehouse

Penrith NSW, Australia

Mild mannered IT guy by day, writer by other times of the day, sleeper by night, Chad loves turning the amazing tales of the Bible into challenging and creative dramas, skits and stories for kids to enjoy.

Chad Walsham   


Kim takes the hundreds of written pages and pictures given to her by other members of the team and with an eye for detail, creatively formats them into the practical working document that you get to use each week. Kim is also responsible for the layout out and illustrations of the Explorers and Adventurers magazines and the creator of ‘Goober’ our mascot.

Kim’s quiet sense of humour is evident when you see her desk, which always has imaginative additions that bring a smile to all who walk by.

Kim Hall

Graphic Designer

Jess loves being part of the GodSpace team and that her work helps to bring lots of helpful information to those who are out there teaching this important news to lots of kids. To see some of Jess’ other design and photographic work pop over to www.joyessdesigns.com and www.joyessimages.com

Jess Walsham

PowerTools and Website Designer

Stephen partnered with his dad, Owen, to create ministry resources suitable for use in the new digital age. Stephen a school teacher is now the Technology Manager at Sydney Girls High School where his role includes teaching teachers how to utilise technology with their classes. He has also partnered with GodSpace to provide a variety of resources on our Power Tools to be used with data projectors and interactive whiteboards. See more at https://sites.google.com/site/shelleyandson/

Stephen Shelley

Creative Visual Designer

GodSpace is produced by Burst Christian Resources affiliated with Baptist Churches of NSW and ACT