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Meet the Team

GPBS comprises of a team of talented and creative people who give their time and gifts to bring to you unique multimedia resources to your parish or school community.








Paul Skippen

Paul is the founder and editor of GPBS and its associated ministry acceptable time. Paul has been working for over 20 years in a number of Catholic schools and parishes all over Australia centring his work on youth and family ministry. Paul is a gifted speaker, facilitator and catalyst for bringing people into the core of the Gospel. Paul is an ardent proclaimer of the Good News and thrives on being able to present this message to young people, families, teachers, parish ministers and anyone who wants to celebrate what it means to be radically Catholic in today’s world. Paul has a passion for engaging liturgy, good music, genuine hospitality and people open to partnerships in parish and school ministry.

Ben Marshall

Ben is the Youth Music Minister with the Catholic Community of North Harbour on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. He is a gifted singer, musician and composer who is skilled at drawing people into music that captures, energies, and delights, offering endless possibilities for parishes and schools. Ben is presently studying at the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney and using his musical talent in a number of different bands.

Michael Dela Cruz

Michael is a Religious Educator at a secondary school in the Archdiocese of Sydney. Previously, Michael was employed as province youth coordinator for the Order of St Augustine and coordinated the Orders' World Youth Day initiatives and other school and parish based programs. Michael is heavily involved in youth ministry, music, fitness and graphic design. He is the current web designer for GPBS and the Thrive Festival website.

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