Faces of MOPS

Lexia Smallwood

Managing Director

“Many years ago, as a mum with a toddler, I discovered that MOPS was place where I could make a meaningful contribution – even with my toddler in tow! It is very rewarding to see mums develop friendships, gain confidence in mothering and flourish as women. Mums love MOPS! I’m still involved in MOPS 22 years later because I’ve yet to see a better way for churches to support families and show the love of Jesus in their communities.”  – Lexia

Jodi Koepke

Field Manager

“My MOPS journey began when I had my daughter. The baby days were very challenging and MOPS was my sanity saver. The community and support I found there was unlike anything else. They not only supported me as a mum but also encouraged me to reawaken parts of myself I had thought lost. I was able to start using my gifts for the group and was soon on a leadership development journey. I am passionate about encouraging and equipping women as mothers, as community members, and as leaders.”  – Jodi

Megan Burton

Conference Manager



Ruth Overton

Growth & Strategy Manager

“I have been involved with MOPS since I helped start a group in 2007. During this time I have seen countless women’s mothering journeys transformed by attending a MOPS group, including my own. As a Registered Nurse, I have seen so many families struggle both physically and mentally. I want to help them, and others just like them all over Australia, find a community that can champion them towards personal and family health and wellbeing. MOPS is a proven and effective ministry of the church and also gently develops and equips mothers to be the best that they can be. I would love to see all mothers have access to a MOPS group.”  – Ruth

Sue Crerar

Finance Manager

“MOPS is a service of love to women as they become mothers and grow into their role as mothers.  As leaders in MOPS groups all over Australia  demonstrate Jesus’ love and provide practical help to women going through this special and challenging life stage,  they are carrying Jesus to them, each and every meeting.  I volunteer my time in the office to be of service to them.  I love that MOPS makes disciples through service.” – Sue