About us

Our mission is to help you experience the love you always dreamed of

Our vision is to help every person experience the love they have always dreamed of by sharing the Catholic Church’s teaching on authentic love and human sexuality.

Simon Carrington

Simon Carrington is the co-founder of Fire Up Ministries. Simon completed a Bachelor of Theology, minoring in Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame Australia. He is currently a Certification Student at the Theology of the Body Institute in Pennsylvania, USA.

Simon speaks at parishes, schools, retreats and conferences all around Australia on the topics of chastity, dating, theology of the body and masculinity. He is the co-host of “The Fire Up Podcast” with his wife Madeleine. He lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and two beautiful boys.

 

Madeleine Carrington

Madeleine Carrington is the co-founder of Fire Up Ministries. Madeleine completed a Bachelor of Arts/Education degree, with a major in Theology at the University of Notre Dame Australia and worked as a High School teacher for 6 years teaching Religion and History.

Before that she served as a missionary in Philadelphia, USA speaking about the Pro-Life and Chastity message to High School students. Madeleine is the co-host of ‘The Fire Up Podcast’ with her husband, Simon and she is a Strategist with The Woman School. Madeleine has spoken to thousands of people across America and Australia. She lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband and is a mother to two beautiful little boys.

As a student of mine, I recognized a fire in Simon Carrington from the start.

Having listened to him teach, I can tell he has integrated what he learned in the classroom deeply in his own life, that it has become a lived experience for him. He teaches from the heart, with passion, with insight, and with love. You will not be disappointed bringing Simon to speak for your organization!

Christopher West
Founder and President, The Cor Project,
Senior Lecturer of Theology & Christian Anthropology, Theology of the Body Institute

Every time I visit Australia to speak, people there tell me that it is “missionary territory” because so many young Australians have yet to hear the good news of the Church, especially as it pertains to chastity and human sexuality.

Therefore, what Australia needs right now are true missionaries, and Simon Carrington is one of them! His love for the faith, his zeal for souls, and his understanding of the Church’s teachings on chastity are contagious.

Jason Evert
Founder of the Chastity Project

I was recently at a conference with a large gathering of men and had the opportunity to listen and learn from Key Note speaker Simon Carrington.

He was very well prepared, powerful, passionate and closed with some practical suggestions that I could take home and apply to my own life and relationships. Simon is a gifted speaker and I have no hesitation in recommending and endorsing him for any speaking engagement.

Robert Falzon
Speaker, Author and Founder of menALIVE

Simon Carrington speaks with amazing openness and energy on the topic of manhood and respect for women. The Year 7-9 boys were completely engaged in this session. He uses stories, humour and frank ideas in an entertaining and convincing way. Many students approached me afterwards to say that Simon was the most effective guest speaker they have had at school. I highly recommend Simon to speak to all secondary boys and girls.

Chris Tanna
Director of Secondary Formation, Redfield College, Dural

Simon Carrington is an exceptional young man of faith and good character, who is capable of imparting his faith in a very real and passionate way. He has an amazing way of connecting to his audience by sharing his personal testimony, leaving the audience laughing, shedding a few tears and totally engaged. Simon encourages our youth of today to strive to live the virtues of chastity and purity. His testimony is witness to the truth that these beautiful virtues are still attainable in our highly sexualised society. Put simply, he inspires young people to strive for holiness in their daily lives. He doesn’t claim that it’s easy, but he shows that it’s through the struggles that we grow and develop in our love for Christ and for others.

Rita Sakr
Coordinator Personalised Education, Tangara School for Girls, Cherrybrook

“From the very first clip I ever watched of Simon, I had a great urge to scream out ‘YES!’ thank God someone is finally talking to young people about this!!”

I wish I’d heard this talk when I was 17 years old and in my first serious relationship. The gift that you have to offer the youth of today is priceless and I pray that you always feel supported in your ministry. Your talks have touched me in a way that I can’t explain. God bless you always!

Alison Khalil
Family Educator, St Kevin’s Eastwood