Our Team

Here are some of the legends that make up the team of Ignite Youth!

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Director - Kym Keady

Kym Keady is the Director of Ignite Youth, with over 25 years experience in youth ministry. As a counsellor, author, inspirational speaker, aspiring theologian, wife and mum to 3 young adult children, she continues to draw on her passion to help young people realise their potential and worth. She is also passionate about helping parents claim back their families by empowering them to be the best parents they can be. Kym also coordinates the Ignite Conference with Luke Plant, creating new ways to encounter Jesus in mountain-top experiences.

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Tash Mierendorf

Tash is the Ignite Conference Sponsorship Coordinator and serves on the Ignite Youth Leadership team. She is our key communications person and the team leader of the development of the Ignite Grow resources. Tash has over 8 years of youth ministry experience,and is married to Stephen and mother of two gorgeous girls. She is passionate about young adults being supported their Catholic faith and resourcing the Church to evangelise.


Liam Desic

Liam Desic is part of the Leadership Team for Ignite Youth and emmanuelworship. He is also the leader for all graphic design for our team and co-leads our Young Adult Ministry. He is passionate about creating top quality resources for youth ministries and engaging with young people who are new to faith in creative and relatable ways.

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Odyn McInnes

Odyn McInnes leads Ignite High, Ignite Youth’s high school program, and has been involved in youth ministry through NET Ministries and Red Frogs. He is passionate about seeing high schoolers flourish and become all they were made to be. In his other life, he is a qualified archaeologist and is currently completing a Masters degree in Teaching.


Chiara Keady

Chiara is our social media guru for Ignite Youth. She also coordinates our Young Adult Ministry with Liam and is a member of emmanuelworship.

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Katelyn Ross

Katelyn Ross is a key member of our adminstration for Ignite Youth as well as Dance Coordinator for the Ignite Conference. With 5 years of experience working in youth ministry and over 10 years experience performing onstage, Katelyn has danced both professionally and at high schoo. She has recently graduated with a Bachelor of International Relations & Peace and Conflict Studies, and has undertaken researching internships with non-government organisations. She believes in the dignity of each person and our responsibility to promote justice, peace and care for the poor.

Amelia Harman

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Nick Kelly

Nick Kelly started his journey in youth ministry in 2012 as a youth group leader, followed by 2 years with NET Australia, Campus Ministry and has been a key leader with Ignite Youth since 2017. He assists with event planning, liturgy and volunteers. Nick is excited for the future of the church, and is passionate about setting hearts on fire.

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