About

MISSION

Our Mission is to restore marriage and the family in our culture, by sharing St John Paul the Great’s Theology of the Body.

THE FOUNDERS

Simon and Madeleine are passionate about sharing the message of Chastity and Theology of the Body with everybody! Together they founded Fire Up Ministries in 2017, and have given hundreds of presentations nationally and internationally to almost 30,000 people.

Simon Carrington is married to his beautiful wife Madeleine, and grew up in a large Catholic family of eight. Simon completed a Bachelor of Theology, minoring in Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame Australia in 2016, and is currently undertaking a Certification Course at the Theology of the Body Institute in Pennsylvania, USA.

Simon has been active in youth ministry and evangelisation for several years, with a passionate focus on chastity and the theology of the body. Simon has worked with Parousia Media, has served as a volunteer youth minister at numerous parishes, and has hosted several programs on the Voice of Charity radio network. Simon speaks to thousands of people each year at schools, parishes, retreats, conferences and courses all around the country.

Madeleine Carrington was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. She completed a Bachelor of Arts (Theology and History) and a Bachelor of Education at the University of Notre Dame Australia. Madeleine fell in love with the teachings of Saint John Paul II while she was studying at Notre Dame. She was inspired to be a missionary after attending the annual March for Life in Washington D.C in January 2012.

In August 2013, she moved to Philadelphia in the USA to dedicate a year of her life speaking to young people about the pro-life and chastity message. She has worked as a High School Teacher for a number of years and co-hosted a Chastity series on the Voice of Charity radio station. Madeleine has spoken to thousands of young people in America and across Australia. She has studied a number of courses under the Theology of the Body Institute in Pennsylvania, USA. In 2017 she co-founded Fire Up Ministries with her husband Simon.