Leadership Team

Here to serve

Philip Hyland

Youth Director

Philip Hyland

Phil has led in the VicYouth team for over 10 years. After many years serving in a voluntary capacity in the local church, he started as Assistant Youth Director in late 2010, and was appointed Youth Director at the end of 2013. Prior to joining the VicYouth leadership team, Phil worked for Sanitarium in Victoria for many years while also holding active roles in his local church. Phil has also played a significant, ongoing role with StormCo in Victoria as well as being a volunteer area coordinator for VicYouth.

Rose Andrykanus

Assistant Youth Director

Rose Andrykanus

Rose studied Environmental Science at Monash University. After graduating, she worked in the field for three years. She then spent a year volunteering with ADRA in Laos before returning back to Australia and following God’s call to study theology and ministry at Avondale College. Between 2017-2018, Rose has served as an associate pastor at Lilydale Seventh-day Adventist Church. She loves working with young people and finds joy in seeing them thrive for Jesus Christ! In her spare time, you’ll find her on a mountain – hiking, mountain-biking, snowboarding or eating vegan froyo.

Kasia Stekla

Personal Assistant

Kasia Stekla

Kasia works as the Personal Assistant in the VicYouth team. Before joining the team mid-2020, she studied a Bachelor of Arts at Melbourne Uni, with a focus on Linguistics and Psychology. In her spare time, you’ll find her hiking, reading, or trying new dessert bars around Melbourne.