We were married in February, 1985, over 30 years ago! Jackie was a secondary school teacher before children and has since spent many years teaching Sunday School, CRE and even a four year stint with the Doveton Salvos teaching English to migrant women. Rob has recently retired from running a market gardening business with his brothers. He is now busier than ever with lots of time spent on work with the church and looking after grandkids! We have three amazing children; Emma 26, (married to Adam), Ben 24, (married to Eliza), and Rie-Anna 19. Emma and Adam have recently blessed us with two beautiful grandsons, Josiah, 19months and Elijah, 3weeks! All three children and their spouses are committed Christians and for this we are extremely grateful to God.
Jackie’s Christian walk began in her twenties, attending Berwick Uniting Church, where she was baptised at 24. She continued to worship and serve here for 11 years. In 2000, after many months of grappling, she decided that a church move was the right thing, not only for her own spritual growth but also for the spiritual growth of her children. She was also hoping that a new church may provide new opportunities for Rob to become more involved. Jackie began attending Berwick Church of Christ with the children in the middle of the year 2000 and stayed here for the next 9 1/2 years. She continued to serve with Kids Church and also got involved with the Alpha team. Both Rob and Jackie became involved with a Small Group and it was a very fruitful season for the whole family. Rob became a Christian in 2004 and many life-long friends were made here.
In 2009, a lot was changing at the Berwick church and the children, who were by now almost adults, were looking for a new place to call their home church and to get involved in. They initiated the move to Beaconsfield Baptist with Rob following. Jackie began a little later so that she could see out her Kids Church commitments at Berwick. We have all been worshipping and serving at Beaconsfield since then. The six to seven years has passed quickly and many changes have taken place in the Schreurs family with marriages, births and the like. We have met many wonderful people during our time at Beaconsfield but more recently, Rob and Jackie have felt a prompting from God to serve in new and different ways. Two years ago they became involved in the Development Team of a new church plant in Officer, and are now an integral part of the Core Team for this new church, now known as Follow Baptist Church.
Jackie is heading up the Kids Church program, (“Follow Kids”) and helping with the breakfast program at Officer Secondary School. Rob is also helping with the breakfast program and has taken on the role of Treasurer for Follow Baptist. You will also find that Rob makes a good barista, serving coffee after Sunday services!
We are excited to be involved in God’s new venture for us and His Church and we pray that he will use us to capacity; our skills, our energy, our finances and our time, to further His Kingdom through Follow Baptist Church in Officer.