About Snack

Snack Music desires to see children find out about who God is - and how amazing life can be with him - through music that is contemporary and relevant.

Brendan, Holly and Jesse have been involved in Christian outreach programs including Scripture Union Family Missions and Sunday School programs where they see music as a vital catalyst for sharing how amazing God is with children. They wanted to create something exciting for children that would help them to discover life with Jesus.

The group started writing songs in 2005 and have since released three albums of new songs for primary school aged kids and an interactive mini CD. They also perform regularly around Victoria in churches, holiday programs and outreach events.

Snack is a volunteer organisation with all proceeds going to local and international mission. Snack has supported Peninsula SUFM in McCrae and Rosebud, Unicef's Pakistan Flood Children's Appeal, the UNOH Burma Cyclone Appeal, SU Namibia, International Needs Philippines, Logosdor, Walk For The Kids, Children in Outback Australia, along with other programs and events.

Snack Music - Sharing God with children by resourcing and teaching through music and performances.

Who is Snack Music?

Brendan Petty Ruth van Leerdam Holly-Joy Petty Jesse Taylor

Brendan Petty

Plays keyboard, sings,
can't whistle

Ruth van Leerdam

Sings, dances,
is a star in God's eyes

Holly-Joy Petty

Dances, sings,
likes alphabet soup

Jesse Taylor

Plays guitar, sings,
has stinky feet

Supported by some fantastic musicians:

Warren Breeland-Clencie Warren Breeland-Clencie Dwayne Leslie

Warren Breeland-Clencie


Darren Roberts


Dwayne Leslie


Time For a Snack!

Snack's email newsletter which is sent out every two months. Click here to see previous editions or to sign up to the mailing list.

Workshops & Training

Snack regularly run workshops at conferences and training days around Australia. If you'd like information about children's ministry conferences that occur in your area please email us to find out more. We would love to come and run a workshop at your church or an elective at your conference, based around any of the titles listed below or on a topic of your choice.

Some past workshops we have facilitated are:


Snack are also happy to help your kids' ministry program in your context.
Email us for more information about how we can help you and your team.


Would you like to make a donation towards the work of Snack Music?

Donations can be made via PayPal by clicking this button:

Alternately, contact us for other ways to make a donation.


Philippines and International Needs

Snack journeyed to Manila in the Philippines for two weeks in September 2009, to work with International Needs Philippines and support the work they are doing. Read all about the trip and our ongoing partnership on the Snack Philippines page.

10th Birthday Grants (2015)

To celebrate Snack's 10th birthday, we have awarded a total of $2000 in donations to these successful applicants:

Congratulations to these recipients, and a big thank you to the many other churches and organisations who shared their stories and dreams with us in their applications.

Snack Thanks

Ruth Reading, Chris Cameron, Craig Petty, Sarah Taylor, Sharon and Blake Breeland-Clencie, Laura Petty, Jasine, Israel, Brienna and Reuben Leslie.

Peggy and Ralph Petty, Eliza, Jesse, Zachariah and Esther Petty, Rebecca, Ella, Summer & Lucas Roberts, Ava & Grace Taylor.

Dave Prentice, Josh Wood, Phil Andrews, Simon Dewar, Dave Coulter.

Josh Rosens, Carey and Kerryn Lee, Bree Morel, Steve Vertigan, Tina Marchant, Jono Croxford, Barry Akers, Kaitlin Jempson, Kylee Ling, Andrew Hicks, Brett Cardwell, Murray Singleton, Cam Bailey, Rhonda Coyle, Norm Grimmett, Caleb Anderson, Totally Web Services Hosting.

Beth and Chris Barnett, Linda Bailey, Greg Launer.

Peninsula SUFM, Scripture Union, Doncaster Church of Christ, Stairway Church, The Huddle.

Links, Friends of Snack

Max7 - free resources, helping children and young people live life to the MAX, 7 days a week with Jesus

Lost Sheep - fun Gospel stories for kids

Logosdor - creative resources to communicate the Gospel with children

Serial Drama - online videos and games from the PSUFM team

Sean W Smith - Christian Children's Singer Songwriter, based in Adelaide

Squirt the Clown - A.K.A. Barry Newton

Quiz Worx - Sharing Jesus with kids everywhere (NSW)

Anton's Antics - Gospel shows for children & families

Lynton Allan - Sketch 'n' Tell

Brett Cardwell - Cardytoons

Kingdom Express - Free To Be Me dance worship DVD

JAM - Jesus and Me (QLD)

Picco the Clown - Party Clown in Melbourne

Natalie Miller - Ventriloquist

Children's Ministry Network - including database to help you find a visual or performing artist to assist you in your context